Is this an infection from the lip filler? What went wrong? (photos)
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Lip Filler Complication
From the way you described your symptoms (blanching that resolved, pain, white pustules), your different diagnosis includes vascular occlusion (blocked blood vessel), and viral or bacterial infections. Occlusion is an inherent risk with fillers that can never be completely obliterated. My recommendation is to contact your injector or another one in your area who is experienced and familiar with these risks and can manage your recovery. You should probably reverse the fillers with hylenex as a precaution. Aspirin may be another good additional treatment choice, along with antibiotics, anti-vitals, prednisone, possibly nitropraste, and maybe hyperbaric chamber. You should be evaluated by an experienced injector to determine which course of action is best in your case.
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