Belafill injections about a year old. Suddenly, the injection sites have become hard and even. Seem to have moved. (photos)
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Firmness a Year After Bellafill
I am sorry that you are experiencing this problem. What it sounds like you are developing is delayed scar reaction to the Bellafill. Many injectors will call this a granuloma but the pathology that I have seen in these cases suggests development of immature scar and as a result it is hard and firm, similar to a keloid scar under you skin. You should see your injector. This usually responds very well to repeated injections of a small dose of a combination of 5 FU an Kenalog 10.
I hope that helps.
Thank you for your question. The several side effects associated with the use of Bellafill are rare and may include pain/soreness but will not occur a year after the procedure. I suggest that you consult in person with your board certified facial plastic surgeon to determine the cause of your experience.
Bellafill for Volume in Cheeks, Scars, etc. -- Lumps and Hardness
This is not a normal outcome. 5fu/steroid injections and venus legacy or exilis treatments may even out the results. Please see a physician to be evaluated and treated. Best, Dr. Emer