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Milwaukee, WI
Is it possible that juvederm can cause cancer in the long run?
Good Evening,
I've had Juvederm three times in the past two and a half years. Recently, I ran into several internet sources that claim the chemicals that are used to cross-link products like Juvederm are known carcinogens. They also state that as the Juvederm material degrades it could potentially leave behind toxins that could also be cancer causing.

This is very alarming to me. I love the asthetic effect of the product, but I'm wondering what's going to happen in the long run. What is your take on this?

Here is the article I'm referring to:

http://www.plasticsurgery.org/.../Cross ... illers.pdf


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los angeles, CA
United States
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juvederm and cancer  November 10, 2009 3:51 PM

although it is always a good idea to be careful about what you are putting in your body, there is no evidence whatsoever that juvederm or any of these other fillers cause cancer.
we have been using these products with these cross linkers for many years and there has never been a case of cancer reported to my knowledge that can be traced back to the filler.
i was unable to see your link because the adress is altered - i can take a look if you email it to me: arivkin@westsideaesthetics.com

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Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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  November 14, 2009 1:10 AM


There is currently no documented proof that Juviderm may lead to cancer in the long run. The Juviderm website has a great deal of information. As of now it appears to be a safe filler with no major health risks. Thank you for the question and best of luck.

Dr. Nassif

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Coral Gables, FL
United States
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No Side Effects for Juvederm.  September 13, 2013 3:17 AM

No Juvederm has been on the market for a while and there is no proof that it will have any side effects.
for more information please take a look at this site :http://www.drjsalomon.com/juvederm-miami.asp



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