Does cheek filler dissolve? (photo)
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Cheek filler after 6 years
In general, Voluma only lasts 2 years but every patient is different. Assuming that what is in your cheeks is Voluma or another HA based product (not Sculptra) then yes, it can be dissolved. Schedule an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss.
Voluma is not a permanent filler
1. Immune reaction causing a secondary inflammatory swelling. This is very rare with Voluma
2. impure Voluma, or not Voluma. A different filler may have been used with longer term duration but less safety than Voluma
3. Infection. There are rare cases that a filler can get infected after dental procedures by bacteria spreading through the blood stream from the trauma on the gums or oral mucosa.
I doubt that the enzyme, hyaluronidase, will decrease swelling if it is present at six years after Voluma as the voluma molecules are probably dissolved.
The information provided in Dr. Shelton's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.
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I would highly doubt that you had a hyaluronic acid filler that is lasting six years. Even Voluma doesn't last more than two years. I would try to get your medical records and ascertain what product what is injected into your cheeks. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
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It would be extremely rare for a hyaluronic acid filler to last for 6 years. Voluma is currently the longest lasting HA filler in the US, it is thought to last for about 2 years. Hyaluronidase injections will dissolve HA fillers so it may be worth a try. Best for you to consult with a facial filler expert for examination and possible treatment. Good luck and be well.
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