I had juvederm under eye fillers done 5 days ago, and I have bumps. Are they permanent?

and have the biggest black eye on the right side and bumps on the other eye, like a puffy line and small bumps When I left the lady who did it my wrinkles didn't look any different than before I went in. She told me it will smooth out. It's really getting me down and made my confidence low. Will the bumps go? Or should I get the injection to remove it. Im so unhappy disappointed and don't know what to do. Thank you

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Thank you for your question in regards to Juvederm. Lumps and bumps, along with bruising and swelling are common when injecting fillers and can last up to two weeks. Hyaluronidase can be injected to dissolve the product if you are not happy with the results. To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment.
I hope this helps.

Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm Under Eyes and Lumps

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Juvederm can be dissolved with Vitrase and is not permanent.  It takes two full weeks to see the results.  I prefer Belotero to Juvederm for the delicate area under the eyes. Best, Dr. Green

Juvederm Under Eyes

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Thank you for sharing your question. Swelling and bruising after under eye filler injections is very common. Since it has only been 5 days since your treatment, I recommend allowing filler to settle a bit more and following up with your injector at the two-week mark. The lumps and bumps that you are describing can be normal as the filler settles into place, however if they persist longer than 2 weeks you can have the filler dissolved using the enzyme hyaluronidase. In the future, under eye filler can be performed using the microcannula technique, which can greatly minimize your risk of bruising. Best of luck.

Kian Karimi, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 73 reviews

Restylane vs Juvederm for under eye filling.

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I agree with Dr Weiner, cannula technique is better in this area (unless one is very experienced and uses a needle on periosteum  technique), regardless, cannulas give more finesses to this delicate area. 

For now, massage 2-4 times a day, and hope the lumps will settle, if not there is always Hyalase or Hyaluronidase - and enzyme that can dissolve HA fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. 

Restylane is a better product that Juvederm, however in countries such as Australia there is another product line called Volbella (Juvederm), that is similar to Restylane. 

All the best, 

Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Brisbane, Australia. 

Juvederm under eye - now unhappy

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It's my guess that this person is not an extremely experienced injector. I always use cannulas for this area to minimize bruising. I also never use Juvederm because in many cases, there is persistent edema that lasts for years. I would let things settle out before removing right now. Chances are very high it will need to be removed though. See my link please. I like Restylane for this area. 

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Juvederm to lower lids - very disappointed

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Thank you for your question about Juvederm eye filler.
  • I am sorry you have had such an experience.
  • It appears the person who treated you was not a specialist doctor.
  • These are very tricky and potentially dangerous injections -
  • Please see plastic surgeon  in 10 - 14 days to allow swelling to subside.
  • You may need dissolving enzymes and you certainly need someone who is an expert in this area.
  • Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Bumps after Juvederm under eyes

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From your description, it sounds as though you have significant bruising and swelling. You need to give it a few weeks to resolve, which it usually does. If the bumps remain after that time, you may need Hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler.

Nicole Kafka, MD
New York General Surgeon

Give Juvederm time to settle

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Give your juvederm a few more weeks to settle and hopefully all good things will occur.   If the bumps persist then you will need the enzyme injection to remove the juvederm.  My Best,  Dr Commons

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