I have some little bruises where the needle was injected and this morning my face feel painful like a big bruise. Should I massage the lumpy area today to make it even, ice it or wait a few days?
I had voluma injected in my cheeks yesterday 1.5 c all together. My left cheek is irregular and I see lump still this morning.
Doctor Answers 9
Likely a bruise!
Hi Tania Lee, It seems like you have a bruise. A bruise is blood under the skin and it's likely that you have this as they are typically painful, swollen, and then become discolored. Ice and time are the answer for now. It will get better!
Post Voluma Recovery
Lumps, bruising and swelling are all common side effects of injectable fillers. I don't think you need to be concerned. Though both icing and massage can help, my best advice would be for you to contact your surgeon to get his or her recommendations as he or she knows your case intimately. Hope this helps.
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- You bled after the Voluma injection.
- Do not assage the lump.
- Ice the area for comfort, let the doctor who injected you know what happened, and go back to be checked in two weeks.
- Voluma does not typically bruise severely if properly done -
- If a plastic surgeon did not do the injection, I suggest you consider seeing one the next time.
Post care after Voluma injection
After any filler injections there is the possibility of
the swelling and small lump mostly due to small hematoma (localized bleeding)
at the area of injection specially if injection has been done with needle (personally
I inject most of fillers with micro-cannula and it is almost bruise-free
and pain-free and has minimal swelling). I would not recommend to massage the
lumpy area. You can put ice compress to help the swelling and bruising as well
as applying arnica cream to help a bit.
As a rule of thumb, in my clinic I always advise my
patients to wait for 2 weeks following the filler injection for the results to
settle in and any residual swelling to subside, and then if there are still any
concerns about the lump or asymmetry, we schedule them for a follow-up. Of
course this does not apply to more serious concerns such as signs or symptoms suggestive
of infection such as tenderness, erythema (redness) and heat, in which
case you need to contact your physician immediately and get medical attention
for prompt treatment.
I hope it helps and good luck! Elham Jafari, MD.
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