Is Juvederm Safe?

Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal fillers on the market today. It offers a number of fantastic applications, including re-sculpting the cheeks, filling in lines and wrinkles, and creating fuller lips. The filler comes in two versions and is touted as one of the best lip fillers available. The talented West Hollywood dermatologists at The Kopelson Clinic use it on patients frequently, and often answer questions regarding the product’s safety.

So how safe is Juvederm?

 Side Effects

Side effects from Juvederm are generally mild and include site redness, firmness, pain and tenderness, swelling, bruising, itching, bumps, and slight discoloration. Most side effects subside within a week or so of treatment. If they do not, contact your dermatologist immediately.


Juverderm has yet to be approved as treatment for pregnant women or those under 18. If any of the following applies to you, you must inform your dermatologist:

  • Use of medications that prolong bleeding or bruising, such as aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen
  • Excessive scarring or pigmentation disorders
  • Undergoing of immunosuppressive therapy

 During the Procedure

You may experience slight pain while undergoing Juvederm injections, however this pain is generally mild. Juvederm is often infused with lidocaine, a local anesthetic.

 Juvederm Reviews

Take a look at what other patients are saying about Juvederm:

I am really scared of needles and injections, so it took me some time to convince myself to take Juvederm treatment. It turns out I needn’t have worried at all. There was a little bit of discomfort during the procedure, but no extreme pain! The doctor did a great job, no bruising or swelling, and the injection sites are now fading too.—From

I have always had a very thin upper and Juvederm fills and lasts! Love it!—From

My lips look great and it [the injections] lasted a long time! –From

 Additional Tips

While normal activities may be resumed after undergoing Juvederm treatment, it’s still recommended you avoid strenuous exercise. It’s also recommended that you steer clear of alcoholic beverages and heat or sun exposure.

If you find you are not a candidate for Juvederm, ask your favorite dermatologist of Beverly Hills about other available dermal fillers and injectable toxins, such as Botox. He or she will let you know if another filler is right for you and your beauty needs.

For more on Juvederm and other wrinkle fillers, please contact The Kopelson Clinic today. The West Hollywood skin specialists will be happy to answer your questions!