6 weeks post op of Juvederm, I have jaw pain and intermittent swelling of lips, marionette and nasolabial areas. Is this normal?

I had one syringe total injected for juvederm for marionette, nasobial and upper and lower lip lines. Had this done one year ago without any complications. Now i have jaw pain, swelling of all injected areas that comes and goes along with sinus and jaw pain. What's going on? Should I panic or ride it out. Thanks

Doctor Answers (2)

Swelling and Pain 6 Weeks after Juvederm

6 weeks after injections with Juvederm, you should not have pain or swelling in the area.  In my experience, this is typically a sign of a low grade infection.  In this situation, I would dissolve the filler and start the patient on antibiotics.  Patients will respond well to this treatment without any long term complications.  I would advise an in person evaluation.  

Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Pain and swelling 6 weeks after Juvederm

I would advise you to see your injector for an evaluation. While I can't say for certain if you have an infection or something like that, swelling and pain should not be occurring 6 weeks out. Now, I'm NOT saying to panic, but at least be seen by a trained professional.

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F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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