How long does it take for Juvederm to start disappearing naturally (without using hyaluronidase)?

I had Juvederm injections last week to the area around my chin and it looks worse. I don't have bumps but more like uneven patches of Juvederm that are raised and make my chin look doughy. My question is how long will it take for the Juvederm to start to disappear? Also, will massaging it at this point help break down the Juvederm faster? Anything else that might make it go away faster (other than hyaloronidase)?

Doctor Answers 9

The effects of JUVÉDERM® wear off between 6 to 12 months after injection.

I’m sorry to hear about your negative experience with JUVÉDERM®. Unfortunately, at this stage it’s too late for you to be able to massage the injectable out of your system. JUVÉDERM® typically lasts between 6 to 12 months depending upon a number of factors, so if you want to eliminate its effects more quickly, your best bet is hyaluronidase, which will dissolve it immediately. Consult with an experienced cosmetic surgeon for optimal results. Good luck!

New York General Surgeon
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Juvederm longevity

Depending on the area juvederm can last anywhere from 6 months to a year.  I suggest if you are unhappy with your results use the hyaluronidase and have it dissolved.  There is very low risk to using it.

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Dissolving Juvederm

Hello, and thanks for your question. The two things that can help in this situation are hyaluronidase and time. Massage may help, but after a couple of weeks it does not seem to do much, as the product is mostly integrated into your own tissue. Please see an expert for treatment. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.  

Corey Frucht, MD, PhD
Santa Barbara Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Dissolving Juvederm Naturally

Dear ccmomlucy, Juvederm typically lasts around six months depending on the area of injection and the patient. Massaging at this time will not help expedite it dissolving. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Facial Sculpting Using Fillers Like Voluma, Radiesse, Lyft, Juvederm and Sculptra and Fat

Juvederm lasts 6-12 months in most people. I suggest seeing an expert if you are unhappy.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 196 reviews

Juvederm in the chin

The Juvederm will last at least six months.  Massaging it now will not help it dissolve more quickly.  Hyaluronidase will dissolve it immediately.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Facial Fillers and how long it lasts

Facial fillers with the name Juvederm and Restylane are made from hyaluronic acid. Currently, each brand has 3 formulations that vary in thickness. In addition to the formulation, the location where it is injected can influence how long it lasts. Duration can be as short as 3 months and as long as 2 years. I recommend asking your doctor exactly which filler and what locations it will be used. They can also tell you how long it will last. These are all good details to know before receiving future injections. Safety comes first. 

Victor Chung, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm and Longevity in Face

Juvederm lasts approximately 9 months to one year which is a little longer than Restylane in the same area.  It will slowly reabsorb after several months but can take that period of time to be completely gone.  Best, Dr. Green

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Hi there, Juvederm starts going away on its own from the day you get it injected. At about 3-4 months you'll see a 50% reduction. Generally the more the area moves the faster the Juvederm goes away. There are no proven home or homeopathic remedies for dissolving Juvederm without hyaloronidase.

Justin Harper, MD
Columbus Physician
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