I am still experiencing a reaction to voluma, 6 weeks after treatment, in 1 cheek; the other cheek is perfect however! Most days there is mild swelling, hardness, itchiness and the cheek aches, also 2 small lumps at injection site. Symptoms can dissipate for a couple of days, but then return! Is this normal?! At what point should i consider removing the product?. Why am i still getting side effects 6 weeks after? Doctor reassures me to be patient and all will be ok but im losing faith! Help!
Hard Cheek, Aches and Swelling 6 Weeks After Voluma- Should I Be Worried?
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Voluma and swelling
Voluma is a fabulous injection for the mid face to restore facial volume and rejuvenate the face. If you are experiencing side effects six week laster I would immediately return to your physician for evaluation. It is possible that you have an infection or allergy that needs to be treated.
Late Swelling, Lumps, and Aches After Voluma Injections May Be an Infection
If you are experiencing cheek pain, hardness, lumps, and itchiness 6 weeks after Voluma injections you should definitely be treated with more than reassurance. It is possible that you are having an infection that may respond to antibiotics. I would advise getting a second opinion from an experienced facial filler injecting physician. At the Voluma Master Injection Techniques course, we discussed the treatment of these late side effects with antibiotics. Good luck and be well.
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