Why have I got a small hard lump behind my scar after Juverderm? (Photo)

Hi, I have recently had juverderm injected into a small scar on my forehead (from an old childhood injury) I had it filled in with teyosal last year without a problem with a different practitioner but this time I still have the indent of the scar but there is a small hard lump behind raising it. My practitioner says she only put 0.1 in but what is this lump and do you think it will go down? It has been 2 weeks now.

Doctor Answers 4

Small hard lump injected with Juvederm

Without examining you, it is hard to tell what the lump is. But it could just be swelling, bruising, over filled or scar tissue. Juvederm wouldn't be my first choice to inject a scar on the forehead, but I didn't see you before your injection. The good thing about Juvederm is that it can be dissolved away. I'd continue to follow up with your doctor. Ask if they have experience dissolving it, because that may need to be considered. Was it a doctor or a nurse?

Ridgewood Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Forehead lump with juvederm

By 2 weeks most if not all of your swelling should be gone.  From the picture, it appears to be overfilled.  I would go back to your doc and let them re-evaluate you.  If you are not confident in there treatment, seek treatment elsewhere by a board-certified physician.

T.G. Khan, DO, FACS
Fort Lee Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Why have I got a small hard lump behind my scar after Juvederm?

Thank you for sharing your question and photograph. I am sorry to hear of your lump after Juvederm injection but it is difficult to know what may have caused it without an in-person examination.  This may be swelling from the injection and absorption of water from the surrounding tissues by the filler material, excess filler placement, or a small hematoma.  See your injector about possible treatments such as massage and warm compresses.  Best wishes

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Filler for forehead scar

If the filler is placed deeper than the scar, it will appear like this. It should flatten with time. Consider other scar treatments such as Infini, excision, laser treatments. They give a better and more long lasting result.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

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