Can injections of filler done through the mouth (rather than the skin) cause problems?
NEVER LET SOMEONE INJECT FILLER THROUGH THE INSIDE OF THE MOUTH!
Whether though this event triggered your allergic asthma at age 60 is almost impossible to know, I’m so sorry to say. Sometimes it really just does develop at odd times in life.
However, I do know this……that most international experts in aesthetic dermatology do NOT recommend injecting fillers through the mouth because the mouth is absolutely full of bacteria and we are trying to PREVENT bacterial contamination of fillers when we inject them. This is why excellent office clean the skin and then sterilize the skin as much as possible with alcohol and/or Hibiclens several times right before and during injections.
The risk of infections and biofilms is low, if clean procedures are followed. Injecting through the mouth greatly increases the possibility of bacterial contamination.
One thought is to ask to get an MRI of the area if you haven’t already had one. An MRI would be the best way to show if there is a subtle, occult infection like a biofilm present in the area. You may need to consult an infectious disease specialist and have them do some research on biofilms associated with filler injections. These can be diffiult to eradicate, if they are present.
Hope this helps, Dr. I