3 wks post op Voluma filler in nose, my nose is very red with no sign of improvements. Should I have the filler removed? (photo)
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Red Nose after Voluma
Due to the redness and lack of improvement of your nose, I would highly recommend the following:
(1) Personal evaluation and examination by the dermatologist or surgeon who injected you. If he/she is still "very hard to get hold of", then ask your primary care physician to get in touch with him/her. You may also seek out another clinician in your area who has plenty of experience with injectable fillers.
(2) Hyaluronidase (aka Vitrase) -- this will help dissolve some of the Voluma and likely improve the swelling and redness.
(3) Antibiotic coverage -- redness (in addition to swelling, drainage, tenderness, and warmth) are some of the signs of a possible infection and need to be treated with antibiotics, likely 1-2 weeks.
(4) Close follow-up: the person who injected you should treat this complication, and arrange for close, scheduled follow-ups.
If you are concerned ensure you follow up with your injector to discuss treatment.
If you are concerned ensure you follow up with your injector to discuss treatment. You can have an injection to dissolve product .
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Injection of fillers into the distal 1/3 of the nose can be difficult and sometimes dangerous. The skin in this areas is very adherent and thick. Extreme caution must be taken.
You need to return to see your injector who hopefully is a licensed provider. If not, see two or more licensed and board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have these treatments.
I hope this helps.
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Voluma is a fabulous injection for an immediate lift in the mid-face area. However, Voluma is not meant for the nose area. If your physician is not responsive please consult a board certified dermatologist in your area with experience with Voluma to help you. You may need the Voluma removed with Vitrase.
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If your doctor is difficult to get ahold of, speak to his/her staff and explain your concern. If you absolutely can't get ahold of your doctor, look for another board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
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