Juvederm is a favorite of many dermatologists and their patients. This injectable gel filler formula is based on the hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that helps our skin to maintain its volume and softness.
There are several Juvederm modifications widely utilized all over the world for correction of visible facial folds, lip augmentation, and compensation of age-related volume loss.
A short answer to the question “how safe is Juvederm” is “it is safe for most people.” It is produced by Allergan, the world leader in the field of cosmetic injectable treatments, well-studied, and has a long history of the use.
However, like any treatment that has a real impact on our body tissues (otherwise it just will not work), there are some precautions and contraindications you should keep in mind when deciding whether to choose this procedure.
There are some things you should always tell to your dermatologist, so she or he will either change your treatment date, take extra precautions, or will advise you to refrain from the treatment:
– If you are planning treatments like laser therapy or a chemical peel on the same site where Juvederm injection will be made;
– If you have a history of excessive scarring (when in doubt, you can show the scars to the dermatologist to be sure everything is fine);
– If you are taking immunosuppressive medications;
– If you are taking any blood-thinning medications;
– If you have any other issues with blood clotting;
– If you have any acute diseases;
– If you are allergic to lidocaine;
– If you have an inflammation near the site of injection.
It is also important to inform your derm if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. There are no studies on Juvederm safety for women in these life periods, and it’s better not to experiment.
You might be at a greater risk of side effects if you have a skin injury near the site of injection, so it’s better to give the skin to heal up nicely without extra load.
A history of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) or if you are allergic the proteins (Gram-positive bacterial proteins) used for Juvederm production in an absolute contraindication for Juvederm injections.
All the above is relevant to any filler that contains hyaluronic acid. But if you plan to have an injection of another dermal filler, please find the contraindications specific to this product.
It is strongly recommended to minimize intensive exercise, sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic drinks within the first 24h following Juvederm injections. For the best results, you should follow these recommendations within one week.
We invite you to schedule your Juvederm treatment at our convenient location. Our experienced staff with the medical background will ensure the safety and highest quality of your treatment, delivering the best visual result possible.