What can I do before getting lip injections (Juvederm) to be sure I'm not allergic to it? What am I looking for in a doctor?
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Lip filler injection allergies - incredibly rare
Lip Filler Question and Allergies
Thank you for your question about lip filler. Allergic reactions from hyaluronic acid fillers, which are the type of filler we most commonly use in the lip, are extremely extremely rare. So rare that testing is not routinely done. If you really would feel the most comfortable with a skin test it is easy enough to test the product under the skin first.
I would look for a doctor with whom you feel comfortable. I am a dermatologist and my sister is a facial plastic surgeon and we both do a ton of lip filler. Our approach is the minimize any discomfort of the actual lip injection and for you to leave looking natural. We have all seen patients that have had too much lip filler. Don't be afraid to ask tons of questions during your consultation and explain exactly how you want your lip to look.
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As far as who to go to for lip injections, you should see a doctor who has a great amount of experience. I have treated thousands of patients with Juvederm with excellent results. Good luck. Dr. Pontell
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If you are very concerned about Juvederm and an allergic reaction you can definitely have a skin test before you are injected with it. Although it is generally not performed, you could opt for the skin test to be done. Best, Dr. Green
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HA filler such as Restylane or Juvederm can be dissolved if needed, so this adds to their safety. It is very rare to be allergic to one of these fillers. Skin testing is not routinely used with these fillers.
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