Why would this happen after 3 months since injection of Voluma? (photos)
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Voluma is an ideal treatment for enhancement of the mid face. It works beautifully to correct malar fat descension and aging of the mid face. In some case it is been shown to last up to 2 years. It is not FDA approved for any other location other than mid face. It is a deep injection just off the bone and requires expertise in injecting. It should only be injected by a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
I would recommend you discuss your issue with a board certified dermatologist.
Sudden redness and swelling months after filler injection
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Voluma is a fantastic injection if injected properly and in the correct area. Voluma is FDA approved for the mid-face (cheek area) and should not be used in the area under the eyes. I would immediately return to your treating physician for examination. You may need a course of antibiotics and to have Vitrase injected as well. Please let us know how you are doing.
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Large amount of swelling 3 months after Voluma
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Why would this happen after 3 months since injection of Voluma?
Steroids are worth a try but typically ineffective as you've discovered. In most cases, this can be resolved with several injections of hyaluronidase to remove some or all of the Voluma. If your injector is not comfortable handling this issue, seek a second opinion with an expert physician injector who handles others filler complications on a regular basis. This should be correctable. I hope this information is helpful for you.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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