Thank you for your question. You are experiencing symptoms that are common in some patients. Tenderness, lumps discoloration, itching, redness, bruising and mild swelling are all side effects that can occur after Voluma injections and tend to fade within 2-4 weeks of the procedure. I suggest that you discuss your healing process with your board certified facial plastic surgeon.Best wishes,
Voluma is a great product for facial rejuvenation. However, the pain that you are experiencing probably is from a nerve being irritated. If it persists you may need to have the product dissolved. Best, Dr. Green
Tingling, burning after Voluma
Yes, the nerve was injured during the injection. This is the infraorbital branch of the trigeminal nerve. This will usually get better in 4-6 weeks. Sometimes this is a prolonged problem but that is rare. There is really nothing that can be done at this point. I believe that cannulas are less likely to cause a problem like this because the tips are blunt and less likely to injure the nerves and vessels.
Thank you for your question lis3108. I am sorry to hear about your situation. Voluma is a filler used to restore lost volume in the cheeks. Irritation and unusual sensations can be perceived if the product presses on a nerve in the area. This usually resolves within a few weeks. If not it can be dissolved with hyaluronidase. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Did my doctor hit a nerve after injecting Voluma?
Thank you for sharing your question and I am sorry to hear of your Voluma injection issues. Albeit rare, it is possible that a nerve was irritated with the injections or by the filler material leading to your constellation of symptoms. The nerve most likely to be affected would be the infraorbital nerve if the injections were performed just below your eye, with treatment being largely supportive until your body fully heals. If the symptoms do not improve by 6-8 weeks I would favor dissolving the Voluma. Hope this helps.
Pain at more than two weeks out from injection is not expected. Filler may be pressing on the nerve in the region of injection. If pain is still persistent at this time the Voluma should likely be dissolved and a few weeks respite provided for nerve recovery.
The major nerve is the infraorbital never which is under our eye below the center of the pupil when you look straight ahead. It lies just below the boney rim of the eye and is a fairly large neve It is a a sensory nerve to the teeth and lower nose. With dental feelings I would be concerned about the nerve. Nerves tend to recover over time. Dissolving is a consideration, but needs an evaluation.