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Why is it that after using juvederm/voluma, I am not allowed to go in a sauna?

Why is it that after using juvederm/voluma, I am not allowed to go in a sauna?

Prevent swelling: After any surgical procedure or filler it is best to keep the heart rate normal and not lie in the sun, use a sauna, whirlpool or exercise. Any of these activities will increase the blood pressure and lead to increased swelling. Swelling will prolong the time for the procedure to look really great. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Juvederm (Definition)

Juvederm is the hyaluronic acid dermal filler sold by allergan for the purpose of enhancing the deeper lines formed on the face--most notably, the nasolabial folds. Many other 'off label' uses such as enhancement of the cheeks, tear troughs, lips, etc have also been performed. This substance lasts in most ...Read more


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I had Voluma under my eyes/cheeks and juvederm ultra + injected into my nasal labial folds a couple of days ago, how can I help them smooth out?

I had Voluma under my eyes/cheeks and juvederm ultra + injected into my nasal labial folds a couple of days ago, how can I help them smooth out?

Ask your doc: Please go back to your doctor who injected you. Valuma around the eye may hydrate and expand. The doctor tends to smoothen the area at the time of injection there should be no need for you to smoothen it. Please go back or call your injector. ...Read more

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How long before juvederm settles in?

How long before juvederm settles in?

Juvederm: It's immediate, but it can take a few days to settle into its final shape. ...Read more

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Could I be allergic to juvederm?

Could I be allergic to juvederm?

Juvederm allergy: There is a small percentage of the population that can react to juvederm with an allergic type response. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is belotero and juvederm interchangeable?

No: Juvederm is a bit thicker preparation and good for filling in deeper areas. The product is deposited in the dermis. If you use this in a fine line it will have to be very superficial and will make a blue line appear.
Belotero is designed to gointo fine lines of the lip and also deeper wrinkles. It can be delivered superficially without blue formation ...Read more

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Aquamid and juvederm, which one is better?

Juvederm: Only juvederm is fda approved and legal in the us. Aquamid has gone through clinical trials but has not been approved for any use in the us. Aquamid may provide long-term or permanent correction as opposed to juvederm, which lasts only several months. However, any physician who offers to inject aquamid (as of today, 9/29/13) is violating federal law- beware! ...Read more

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Can someone be allergic to juvederm injections?

Can someone be allergic to juvederm injections?

Juvederm allergy: There is a small percentage of the population that can react to juvederm with an allergic type response. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Lumpy chin after juvederm, should I be concerned?

Lumpy chin after juvederm, should I be concerned?

Massage: There are some irregularities that can remain after fillers. But if after a couple of weeks it does not improve, go back to your plastic surgeon for a check. ...Read more

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What are the differences between juvederm & evolence?

What are the differences between juvederm & evolence?

Collagen/Hyaluronic: Juvederm is made up of hyaluronic acid molecules (the same that we naturally have in our bodies to help hydrate the skin). Evolence (which was discontinued by johnson and johnson in 2009) was made from collagen derived from pigs. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to juvederm? What are some alternatives?

Unlikely: Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, a natural component of skin. Because of this, your body should see it the same way it does all the rest of the hyaluronic acid in your body. The manufacturing process, however, involves the use of bacteria to produce the hyaluronic acid. You may be allergic to bacterial proteins that are still contained in Juvederm. ...Read more

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Is juvederm safe while taking peginterferon and ribasphere. No mor detail

I would wait to use: Usually when being treated with peg interferon and ribavirin, you become immunosuppresed (i.e. Low immune system), so any other injections like juvederm can lead to local inflammation/skin reactions, infections and confound the other symptoms that you might be experiencing while undergoing treatment. I would wait to use juvederm until you finish your treatment therapy. ...Read more

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Does juvederm migrate? I've heard that juvederm can move from the injection site if you're not careful. Is that true? .

Does juvederm migrate? I've heard that juvederm can move from the injection site if you're not careful. Is that true? .

Not Far.: Juvederm can move a bit from the injection site, but not far. If you put pressure on the area you can displace it to the sides a bit and smooth it out (this can be helpful if you have lumps or bumps afterward). It does not move to other areas of the face or body because of connective tissues under the skin.

http://www. Omahacosmeticsurgery. Com/non-surgical-procedures/injectables/ ...Read more

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I was given hyaluronidase injections for lumpy juvederm. The areas are still hard and lumpy but have gone down a little. Do I need more?

I would wait: Without seeing or feeling it, I cannot confidently say you would need more or not. After filler injections (juvederm, restylane, (dermal fillers) or perlane), feeling some lumpiness is common, but it should not be visible. If it is not visible, leave it alone. If it is visible, massaging it gently 30 sec twice daily helps to soften it. Also, fillers are also firm for 1-2 weeks after injecting, then they soften. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to formaldehyde can I have juvederm?

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 to use. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I have a juvederm injection on my lips?

Juvederm: I use both injectable fillers and fat grafting to the lips to give them a fuller, softer appearance. Hyaluronic acids such as Juvederm and Restylane (dermal fillers) temporarily plump the lips and can last approximately six months to a year depending on the filler. Fat grafts are obtained from a patient's own fat through liposuctioning areas such as the inner thighs or abdomen and carefully injecting in the lips. ...Read more

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How do I remove juvederm?

How do I remove juvederm?

Hyaluronidase: If there is too much juvederm, then your doctor can inject an enzyme that dissolves the hyaluronic acid in juvederm. The enzyme, hyaluronidase, can dissolve the product very quickly. I have seen dramatic improvement in less than one full day. ...Read more

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How long does juvederm usually last?

6-18 months: Juvederm is an "HA" (hyaluronic acid) filler that is offered in the US as "ultra" and "ultra plus". Ultra is more supple and typically used for thin skin areas (tear trough, lips, nose), whereas ultra plus is more robust and used in thicker skin areas (nasal folds, cheeks, chin). In my experience ultra will provide 6-9 months of correction compared to 9-18 with ultra plus. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How are refirme and juvederm different?

Refirme and juvederm: Refirme is a procedure involving radiofrequency and light to improve wrinkles and juvederm is an injectable filler that can be used to improve wrinkles. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: juvederm?

What is the definition or description of: juvederm?

Dermal filler: Juvederm is the hyaluronic acid dermal filler sold by allergan for the purpose of enhancing the deeper lines formed on the face--most notably, the nasolabial folds. Many other 'off label' uses such as enhancement of the cheeks, tear troughs, lips, etc have also been performed. This substance lasts in most individuals from 6-12 months. ...Read more

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What are the differences between refirme and juvederm?

What are the differences between refirme and juvederm?

Laser vs filler: Refirme is a laser device using bipolar radiofrequency and light manufactured by syneron. It helps to improve the appearance of skin by stimulating collagen production. It usually requires multiple treatments to get reduction of fine wrinkles over the entire face or neck. Juvederm is a filler that is injected into the individual wrinkles using a needle to help plump up the groove or crease. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the different forms of juvederm? I've seen mention of juvederm ultra and juvederm ultra plus. Which one is best? .

What's the difference between the different forms of juvederm? I've seen mention of juvederm ultra and juvederm ultra plus. Which one is best? .

Juvederm: Juvederm ultra is a hyaluronic acid that is used for volume enhancement. The ultra plus is a thicker, more concentrated form of the same material which lasts longer. The new juvederm xc has a local anesthetic in the syringe. ...Read more

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How effective is juvederm for nasolabial folds?

How effective is juvederm for nasolabial folds?

Very effective: Juvederm is a great product that can be used for many different things. It comes in different formulations for different areas of the face and different aesthetic goals you might be looking for. It does a great job of filling in the nasolabial folds and can give long lasting results from 6months to a 1 year. If you haven't tried it yet, make sure you make an appt with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can juvederm reaction cause an allergic reaction?

Can juvederm reaction cause an allergic reaction?

Yes: It would be an extremely rare instance since the main component is hyaluronic acid which is present as a protein in your cells. However there is a rare instance that you are allergic. There is no allergy testing required for HA drugs ...Read more

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How do I know if I've had an allergic reaction to juvederm injections?

How do I know if I've had an allergic reaction to juvederm injections?

Unlikely: I have injected hundreds of patients with juvederm and have not seen any allergic reactions - however it is possible with any medication. Hyaluronic acid (ha) is a molecule that we naturally have in our bodies to help lock in moisture for the skin. Juvederm and Restylane (dermal fillers) are both made up of ha and thus have a very low risk for causing allergic reactions. When in doubt though, get a skin test. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is safe to get juvederm while breastfeeding?

Please tell me if it is safe to get juvederm while breastfeeding?

Probably: Juvéderm is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in your skin. It is unlikely that you would have any problems while breast feeding. That being said, most physicians will avoid doing elective procedures on patients who are pregnant or breast feeding, just because of the liability.

For more on Juvéderm:
http://www. Omahacosmeticsurgery. Com/non-surgical-procedures/injectables/ ...Read more

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Juvederm and out of control bruising, what's the difference?

Juvederm and out of control bruising, what's the difference?

Bruising: Everyone heals differently. Some may notice bruising/swelling and others may not notice anything after the Juvederm treatment. I usually tell my patients to place an ice pack after the Juvederm treatment or use the arnica cream. ...Read more

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How effectively does juvederm work on laugh lines and bags under the eyes?

How effectively does juvederm work on laugh lines and bags under the eyes?

For laugh lines: Juvederm and the family of Juvederm products work effectively for non surgical facial rejuvenation. Particularly Juvederm is great for mid face, lip and chin augmentation with products such as Voluma, Ultra and Ultra plus. Rejuvenation of the bags under the eyes or "tear troughs" can be challenging and is usually done with products such as Restylane (dermal fillers). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about juvederm injections for under the eyes?

Can you tell me about juvederm injections for under the eyes?

Filler- tear trough: Using any filler in the tear trough is an off label use of the product. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi! Is a granuloma a common side effect of juvederm (nasolabial)? Is the chance higher if I get re-injections after 6 months? Thank you

Hi! Is a granuloma a common side effect of juvederm (nasolabial)? Is the chance higher if I get re-injections after 6 months? Thank you

Granuloma: Hello MarkF, Have been diagnosed by a physician or midlevel clinician such as a nurse practitioner or P.A.? Or have you come to this conclusion based on the symptoms? ...Read more

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How long to wait before deciding on hyaluronidase after juvederm tear throughs. It is very blueish, swollen like pillows, lumpy and bumpy.

How long to wait before deciding on hyaluronidase after juvederm tear throughs. It is very blueish, swollen like pillows, lumpy and bumpy.

Wait a Week or Two: Pressure and time can help the swelling and discoloration. Firm massage will help also.
But, if it doesn't improve in two weeks, then consider small doses of hyaluronidase. ...Read more

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Had beletro in tear trough, juvederm in cheeks 6mos post inj. I've got burning gnawing sensations near infra orbital. No numbing. Any ideas?

Nerve injury: It is unlikely but possible that you have nerve damage from the injection itself or the filler itself. The nerve typically regenerates slowly if it was damaged during injection, if vasculature was occluded from product the product can be dissolved. Depending on what type of juvederm you had placed, it should be close to dissolved by now. Best to see ur injector. Hyaluronidase is another option. ...Read more

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Got juvederm in my tear troughs with major swelling afterwards. The doc said it would reduce significantly within an hour but it hasn't. What to do?

Got juvederm in my tear troughs with major swelling afterwards. The doc said it would reduce significantly within an hour but it hasn't. What to do?

Swelling/filler: Swelling after injections is not unheard off. Follow your injectors post procedure instructions which may include using a cool compress. ...Read more

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What causes a bluish tinge after juvederm injections? I keep seeing people who've had juvederm complain about a bluish tinge to their skin after treatment. What causes that? Is it temporary? .

What causes a bluish tinge after juvederm injections? I keep seeing people who've had juvederm complain about a bluish tinge to their skin after treatment. What causes that? Is it temporary? .

Tyndall effect: The Tyndall effect, also known as Tyndall scattering, is light scattering by particles in a colloid or particles in a fine suspension. This can happen after injection with hyaluronic acid fillers. ...Read more

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How can I avoid little bumps after juvederm injections? I seem to always develop little bumps at the juvederm injection sites. They do go away, but i'd like to avoid getting them in the first place. Is there anything I can do? .

It: It is not possible to give you an answer without more information. The best thing to do is go back to your injector when you have the bumps and ask them what is going on and how to treat it.

Injection site bumps occur for a variety of reasons. The most common cause of injection site bumps is a small amount of swelling from the needle. This tends to resolve in 24 hours, and can be minimized with ice and light compression after your treatment. If the bumps are due to the filler being injected too superficially, a correction on administration will help as can light massage. Over doing the massage can lead to flattening of your results. ...Read more