Could my provider be injecting me with something else?

Hi! I was wondering if the nurse who injects my juvederm (several times now for the past 2 months!) could be using something different than the juvederm? I don't get to see where she gets the product or what it looks like since I am lying down. The reason I ask this is because it seems like every time I get more juvederm, it looks like my lines are coming back and the filler is decreasing. I'm 39 years old and my lines (nasal labiofolds and near sides of mouth) were not that bad to begin with. Sorry for the long explanation....I'm just a little concerned. Thanks, Kris

Dear Kris.  Yikes – I certainly hope not!  In our office, we always have the boxes of Juvederm, Restylane, Botox, etc. right out on our counters where our patients can see them.  I would ask to look at the syringe itself right before she starts to inject.  It should say Juvederm or Restylane written right on the side in the long direction.  If she refuses to let you look at it, I’d find another provider.  Dr. I

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