While JUVEDERM ® is considered among the safest of the cosmetic dermal fillers available, it may carry added risks for patients with certain medical conditions. Patients with any of the following conditions need to be sure to discuss risks, potential outcomes and how these medical conditions could affect the JUVEDERM ® procedure.
Patients with Immune System Conditions
Any patient who is currently suffering from immune system conditions that require the use of immunosuppressive therapy may have a higher risk for infection during JUVEDERM ® treatment. While JUVEDERM ® may still be used in such patients at a doctor's discretion, caution must be used so that the risk of infection is kept as low as possible.
Patients with Scarring Conditions
Patients who have had excessive scarring in the past will need to inform their doctor of this, so that their suitability for JUVEDERM ® treatment may be assessed. The viability of JUVEDERM ® treatments in patients with major scarring has not been tested at this time, so caution must be used when treating these patients so that additional scarring can be avoided.
Patients Who Have Had Other Dermal Treatments
Patients who have recently undergone other treatments that affect the skin, such as laser treatments or chemical peel, are normally told to wait until the skin is completely healed before they undergo treatment with JUVEDERM ® . If JUVEDERM ® is injected prior to the skin being healed, it may cause excess inflammation at the injection site.
JUVEDERM ® is FDA approved and is one of the safest of the dermal fillers available, due to its non-allergenic hyaluronic base. Patients still need to consult with their doctor about its suitability for them. Patients with any medical conditions should always discuss them with their doctor prior to having JUVEDERM ® treatment, since an adverse reaction may be possible.