juvéderm® is a family of injectable facial fillers intended to smooth lines and wrinkles, enhance lips, and restore lost fullness to the cheeks and jawline. The presence of lidocaine in selected juvéderm® products is meant to reduce pain during treatment.
The information on this website is intended for informational and educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for advice provided by a qualified, authorized medical practitioner.
Medical History –
Your physician will ask about your medical history to determine if juvéderm® products are appropriate for you. Tell your doctor if you have:
- Severe allergies with a history of anaphylaxis, multiple severe allergies, allergies to hyaluronic acid or other filler products, or allergies to lidocaine or other local anaesthetics
- A history of autoimmune disease, recurrent sore throats, rheumatic fever, epilepsy, or porphyria
Treatment Considerations –
The following are important treatment considerations for you to discuss with your doctor before treatment in order to help avoid unsatisfactory results and complications:
- You are currently taking medications which prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or anti-coagulants, as with any injection, you may experience prolonged bleeding. You should inform your doctor about any medications you are currently taking
- You have recently had other skin surface treatments (such as laser treatment, skin peels, or dermabrasion) or have previously used fillers
- You have skin infections or inflammation such as acne or cold sores
- You scar frequently
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding, or you are under the age of 18 years (under the age of 21 years if treating the lips), as the safety of JUVÉDERM® products has not been established
Side Effects –
Potential side effects associated with JUVÉDERM® products include temporary injection-site reactions such as:
These reactions may occur immediately or may be delayed, and may last for up to a week. Injection in the lip may cause more swelling and bruising due to the unique physiology of this area. As with any injection, there is a risk of infection. This is not a complete list of side effects. If inflammatory reactions persist for more than one week, or if any other side effects develop, seek medical attention as soon as possible.