Juvederm is considered to be one of the safest facial dermal filler treatments, and it has a very low complication rate.
During the initial consultation, the Juvederm provider will discuss various aspects of the procedure with the patient, including its potential complications.
Reger Vein and Skin Specialists, led by the successful Dr. Gregg Reger, provides Juvederm medical spa treatment to patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and other towns and communities across the landscape.
Common Side Effects
Juvederm causes some common though not severe side effects such as inflammation, tenderness, itching, redness, mild bruising, and minor discomfort at the injection areas. Such side effects typically resolve within a few days or hours of the Juvederm procedure.
Besides, post-injection inflammation is likely to develop in patients who receive Juvederm filler treatment in their lips. Juvederm comprises hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a compound that occurs naturally in the body. This means that there is minimal risk of an allergic response or the body rejecting the Juvederm gel.
Even people with known allergies to animal products could undergo Juvederm dermal filler treatment without any need for prior allergy testing.
Abnormal Signs in Exceptional Cases
- If the bruising, inflammation and redness do not resolve even after seven to ten days, then it could be indicative of an allergic response or an infection.
- Continual pain and discomfort even a week after the Juvederm filler treatment.
- Asymmetrical appearance in the treated areas of the face that does not resolve in two weeks.
- Development of nodules or bumps around the injection areas.
To reduce the risk of complications, the patient should follow the dermatologist’s post-treatment guidelines dedicatedly.
How to Decrease the Risks?
Choosing an experienced, board certified dermatologist to perform the Juvederm treatment is crucial to mitigating the risks associated with the injectable procedure.
The treatment provider should recommend the adequate volume and type of Juvederm dermal filler injections based on the patient’s individual facial revitalization needs. They should inject it in the correct amounts at precise locations.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid Juvederm dermal fillers. In case the patient smokes, they will have to quit smoking for some days or a week before and after the Juvederm treatment. Furthermore, the dermatologist may also ask the patient to avoid taking blood-thinning medicines for some days.
General Medical Concerns
Juvederm has been used across the world for over 20 years. Juvederm received FDA-approval for cosmetic wrinkle reduction in the face in 2003 after in-depth clinical testing.
But although there have been various studies to understand the applications of Juvederm, its potential complications have not been assessed for people who are:
- Under 18 years of age
- Prone to the development of overgrown scars which appear in the area of the healed injury on the skin (keloids)
- Prone to scars that appear as elevated red lines in the site of a healed skin injury (hypertrophic scars)
The reliable Dr. Gregg Reger receives patients from Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and nearby areas for Juvederm facial anti-aging medical spa treatment.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090.
Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.