Small lumps and bluish discoloration after Bellafil, is this normal? What can I do?
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Lumps and Discoloration after Bellafill Injection
This is not a normal reaction to Bellafill. I recommend having this evaluated. Remember to always see an expert injector.
Bellafill for the Cheeks Resulting in Lumps
I am sorry that you are having a problem. Three weeks for bruising to dissipate is a very long time and that tells me that you had a lot of bleeding at the time of your injection. I would imagine that a needle rather than a cannula was used to do your injections. Blood can be very caustic to tissue and when mixed with the collagen that is in Bellafill, can result in a lot of scarring and tissue trauma. This is more than likely what you are seeing if you are only 2 months out form your injections. I advise patients to wait 3 months after their injections before intervening with alternative treatment. For now, gentle massage may help. After 3 months, a series of three to four 5FU plus Kenalog 10 injections will almost always settle these types of problems down.
I hope that helps.
Follow up with Doctor for Steroids, Venus Legacy treatments to soften
This should be followed up with your injector. Massage, 5fu/steroid injections and venus legacy treatments can help soften the lumps. Bellafill cannot form blue discoloration however. Best, Dr. Emer.
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