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

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Allergy symptoms

All the above peers are in agreement that allergy is possible the signs would be swelling, itching, probably hives, some redness.
No fever, no chills I would see an allergist if your still concerned, something to suppress the immune response like steroids may give some relief and if you want to use these products again have a skin test

In brief: Allergy symptoms

All the above peers are in agreement that allergy is possible the signs would be swelling, itching, probably hives, some redness.
No fever, no chills I would see an allergist if your still concerned, something to suppress the immune response like steroids may give some relief and if you want to use these products again have a skin test
Dr. Glenn Messina
Dr. Glenn Messina
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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Skin test first

You may do skin test, i.
e., inject a small amount of juvederm into axilla, to see if you have allergy to juvederm.

In brief: Skin test first

You may do skin test, i.
e., inject a small amount of juvederm into axilla, to see if you have allergy to juvederm.
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Swelling, itching

Juvederm is usually well tolerated and allergic reactions are rare.
If you have one, it usually results in prolonged swelling, itching, hives. If you see a more swollen area with a blue tint, it is because juvederm was injected too superficially. This can be fixed by dissolving the juvederm with vitrase(enzyme that breaks it up-your doctor will have it. Brusining can be seen after an injection.

In brief: Swelling, itching

Juvederm is usually well tolerated and allergic reactions are rare.
If you have one, it usually results in prolonged swelling, itching, hives. If you see a more swollen area with a blue tint, it is because juvederm was injected too superficially. This can be fixed by dissolving the juvederm with vitrase(enzyme that breaks it up-your doctor will have it. Brusining can be seen after an injection.
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Juvederm allergy

Allergic reactions to juvederm are extremely rare, as they are equally rare wtih restylane (dermal fillers).
Delayed immune reactions are also very rare. Infected bumps are very rare. It doesn't mean it's impossible for you to have reacted to the product, but if it's just a bump, it might be an overcorrected focal area. If it's tender it might be infected. See your doctor.

In brief: Juvederm allergy

Allergic reactions to juvederm are extremely rare, as they are equally rare wtih restylane (dermal fillers).
Delayed immune reactions are also very rare. Infected bumps are very rare. It doesn't mean it's impossible for you to have reacted to the product, but if it's just a bump, it might be an overcorrected focal area. If it's tender it might be infected. See your doctor.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Juvederm

If you had an allergic reaction you would know it.
The presentation can be dramatic putting you in the ER with breathing problems.

In brief: Juvederm

If you had an allergic reaction you would know it.
The presentation can be dramatic putting you in the ER with breathing problems.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
It is extremely rare in this day and age. If there is any persistent pain or redness, see your doctor that performed the procedure and product can easily be dissolved

In brief: Juvederm Allergy

Allergic reactions to juvederm are very rare.
Signs of an allergic reaction to juvederm are similar to any other allergic reaction: redness and swelling at the injection site, etc.

In brief: Juvederm Allergy

Allergic reactions to juvederm are very rare.
Signs of an allergic reaction to juvederm are similar to any other allergic reaction: redness and swelling at the injection site, etc.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Rare

Allergic reaction to hyaluronic acid products such as juvederm are rare.
More like, you had a sensitivity to the numbing agent that is now mixed into the product. If the reaction is only ion one area it may be an infection.

In brief: Rare

Allergic reaction to hyaluronic acid products such as juvederm are rare.
More like, you had a sensitivity to the numbing agent that is now mixed into the product. If the reaction is only ion one area it may be an infection.
Dr. H. William Song
Dr. H. William Song
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