Why is Juvederm only lasting two weeks in marionette lines?
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Juvederm and Marionette Lines
It is possible that you are not noticing much improvement because the lines are very deep or you may need the product injected in the mid-face to lift it away from these lines. It would be best to post before and after photos as well. I would consult with an experienced dermatologist who does a lot of facial cosmetic injections. Best, Dr. Green
Juvederm Longevity Issue
If your marionette lines are not improved immediately after the injection, but rather they get better in the first hour or two after the injections, then you are just seeing the effects of the swelling, and that will go away within 2 weeks. By the way, most 59 year olds need 2-3 syringes of Juvederm just to get rid of the marionette lines. If you have been getting less than that, then your injector is most likely not treating the lines aggressively enough.
I'd discuss your concerns with your injector, or consider seeing another for a second opinion.
Andrew Campbell, M.D.
Facial Plastic Specialist
Quintessa Aesthetic Centers
Juvederm Longevity -- Liquid Facelift
Please revisit your board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to see if you actually need upper face or mid face correction rather than simply injecting your nasolabial folds.
Best of luck,
Suneel Chilukuri, M.D.
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Juvederm should be lasting longer than 2 weeks. Its possible you are seeing the effects of swelling initially, and then as the swelling goes down it does not look as impressive. It may be that you need more filler. You might look over filled for a week or two, but once the swelling goes down it should settle out. Another suggestion would be to try another product. Try restyalane next time. Your body may just chew up the juvederm more quickly, and another product might not have the same effect. Another option is fat grafting. Fat will be much longer lasting but is more invasive since it needs to be harvested from somewhere.
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