Juvéderm should not be used in patients who have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis, presence of multiple severe allergies or a history of allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins. Patients who are using medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, may experience increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site (as with any injection). You should inform your healthcare professional before treatment if you are using these types of substances.
For most of our Mississauga and Toronto Juvederm patients, no special preparations or precautions are necessary when undergoing Juvederm treatment. However, some individuals should not receive Juvederm injections.
If laser treatment, chemical peeling, or any other procedure based on active dermal response is considered after treatment with Juvéderm, there is a possible risk of an inflammatory reaction at the treatment site. Juvéderm soft replenishing gel filler should be used with caution in patients on immunosuppressive therapy, or therapy used to decrease the body's immune response, as there may be an increased risk of infection.
The safety of Juvéderm soft replenishing gel filler for use during pregnancy, in breast-feeding females, or in patients under 18 years has not been established. The safety of Juvéderm in patients with a history of excessive scarring (e.g. hypertrophic scarring and keloid formations) and pigmentation disorders has not been studied.