I received facial silicone injections in the early 80s. I never had any complications until about a year ago when I started developing a dark patch on one on my cheeks that's getting darker. It has a shade of dark purple or black and seems to be underneath the top layers of skin. Sometimes, the affected area is raised a bit but goes down in a couple of days. It feels a bit lumpy if I run my hand over it, but there is no pain. Any idea what this could be?
Problem with Liquid Silicone Injections in the Face? (photo)
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Doctor Answers 3
Removal of liquid silicone in the face - Los Angeles
May be due to inflammation from the silicone if in fact it was injected in the area. I would begin with an examination to determine if the silicone can be removed safely. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
Discoloration After Filler Injections
I do not think what you are describing has anything to do with your silicone injections over twenty years ago. Many things can cause discoloration and a temporarily raised area of the skin. That being said, I suggest you follow up with a board-certified dermatologist for evaluation.
The old adage is "that it works great until it doesn't!" That is the same with liquid silicone injections. It is tough to deal with.
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