Is it normal to have aching pain, hardness & numb in one spot? (Photo)
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Bruising and swelling is a common side effect of lip injections.
Bruising and swelling is a common side effect of lip injections. Depending on injection technique bruising and swelling is not always even. These symptoms can last up to 2 weeks. At which point if these symptoms are persistent schedule a follow up with your Dr to be assessed. Cold compresses 10 mins on and 10 mins off and applying traumeel cream to the bruised area can help to decrease bruising and swelling. Swelling can affect sensation to the lips and in which case will subside.
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Aching Pain, Hardness and Numbness in One Spot
Injectable Juvéderm® or Restylane® are soft tissue gels and during the injection process there is some risk of having small veins or vessels leak blood into the tissues. This process is called bruising and can sometimes affect sensory nerves as well, leading to numbness. Excessive pain and swelling and compromise of soft tissue can also be a result of intra-arterial injection, compromising the blood supply to the lip. From the picture that you’ve posted, you don’t appear to have had an intravascular injection; however, the best course of management at this stage is to visit the physician who injected the Juvéderm® to ensure that there is no indication for treatment. Treatment during this phase of numbness and pain would involve injection of an enzyme that would remove the Juvéderm®.
By removing the Juvéderm®, you relieve some of the blockage or pressure on the vascular structures and may improve your symptomatology. Unfortunately, however, the Juvéderm® will dissipate and you may have to do an enhancement injection to reestablish contour and form.
By visiting your injection Juvéderm® physician, these alternatives can be explored and the best course of management executed.
I hope this advice has been of some assistance and best of luck.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified plastic surgeon
Nubness and Pain can occur in one spot
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Thanks for your question.
This is a common course following injection of fillers into the lips. There lips are very vascular and any insult to the lip can cause bleeding on the inside, which leads to bruising of the tissues under the skin. This can be hard, tender and swollen.
I would continue with conservative measures using cool compresses.
If these symptoms persist I would seek care from the physician overseeing your injections.
Good luck ,