Juvederm is an injectable gel used to fill wrinkles and creases in your skin to minimize the signs of aging. Despite the fact that Juvederm is approved by the FDA as effective and safe, the injections pose a risk for side effects in some patients.
Types of Common Side Effects
The most common side effects of Juvederm affect the skin where you receive the injection and include redness, pain, tenderness, irritation, swelling, the appearance of lumps, bruising, itching and discoloration.
Most side effects of Juvederm subside within the first week following your treatment, according to its official website.
If you take aspirin or ibuprofen regularly or on the day of your treatment, it is possible to develop prolonged bleeding from the Juvederm injection. After Juvederm, chemical peels or other types of skin treatments may result in inflammation of your skin.
Some patients develop serious allergic reactions to Juvederm, causing rashes, shortness of breath, chest pain and swelling of the face, extremities or throat. If you experience any signs of an allergic reaction after your Juvederm treatment, seek prompt medical attention.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Juvederm due to potential risks to your baby. If you have a history of immune system suppression due to medication or illness, you are at an increased risk for infection following a Juvederm treatment.