A 49-year-old member asked:
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Can you be allergic to juvederm? What are some alternatives?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Juvederm , Restylane (dermal fillers) belotero are all hyaluronic acids ( HA) We have HA as a protein in our tissues so allergy to these fillers although RARE is possible. If you are allergic to HA there are other fillers like Radiesse and sculptura that are not composed of HA.
Answered on Sep 15, 2018

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
41 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Rare Allergies: Hyaluronic acid is the component of juvederm. Hyaluronic acid is a normal human substance so the body rarely attacks something that is "normal". How ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Absolutely: You are injecting hyaluronic acid with additives into the skin which can cause both an allergic dermatitis as well as an irritant dermatitis.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: It has nothing to do with hyaluronic acid, which is in your body naturally. Juvederm is a concentrated and cross-linked form of ha and should be ok t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
It : It is possible to get juvederm without lidocaine. Check with your surgeon about your options.

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