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Bad Side Effects of Juvederm

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author image Rae Uddin
Rae Uddin has worked as a freelance writer and editor since 2004. She specializes in scientific journalism and medical and technical writing. Her work has appeared in various online publications. Uddin earned her Master of Science in integrated biomedical sciences with an emphasis in molecular and cellular biochemistry from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
Bad Side Effects of Juvederm
Juvederm can get rid of unsightly lines and wrinkles. Photo Credit lips of the mouth image by Anatoly Tiplyashin from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

People who are interested in getting rid of unsightly lines and wrinkles on the face may consider treatment with Juvederm. This injectable treatment is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that temporarily restores the skin's natural firmness and smoothness. Before having this treatment performed, people should discuss Juvederm's potential side effects with a medical professional.

Inflammatory Skin Reactions

After receiving an injection of Juvederm, certain people can experience an inflammatory skin reaction, according to medical professionals at Middleton Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Toronto. The skin around the treated region can appear abnormally red, swollen or inflamed. Inflammatory skin reactions associated with a Juvederm injection are temporary and will subside within approximately one week following treatment.

Pain or Tenderness

People can experience sensations of pain during and following treatment with Juvederm, explains Drugs.com. Sensations of pain typically arise when the injection needle is inserted beneath the skin. The treated skin region can feel uncomfortable or tender to the touch for a few days following Juvederm treatment. Additionally, certain people can experience a stinging sensation at the site of Juvederm injection, warns the Middleton Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. These bad side effects of Juvederm are temporary and can be mitigated through the use of an over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen.

Bruising or Skin Discoloration

The skin surrounding the site of injection can appear unusually discolored or bruised following treatment, reports Allergan, the manufacturer of Juvederm. The affected skin region may appear red, blue or purple in color. As the skin heals, these bad side effects of Juvederm typically subside.

Mass or Lump

A person may feel a small mass or lump beneath the surface of the skin at the site of Juvederm treatment, warn medical professionals at Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. Certain people can also notice that the treated skin region feels unusually firm to the touch. These bad side effects of Juvederm are temporary but can persist for up to seven days following this procedure.

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