Problems with silicone injections years later and are other fillers safe?

10 years ago , i had a filler injected into my face, not knowing that it was Cilicone.Now i have Tiny bumps under my skin in my face that won't go away . 4 years later i use Juvederm and had a allergic reaction a year after receiving it, Now i am considering Sculptra, Do you think that would be safe one to get?? thank you!

I’m very sad this happened to you.   It’s a known complication of both silicone (a permanent filler) and Artefill (also a permanent filler) that bumps can show up years later and be very difficult, if not impossible, to treat because they almost have to be surgically excised which causes problems with scars.    Wonderful readers –  please do not use these fillers!

In my opinion, it is not safe to use ANY other filler in an area where silicone or Artefill were injected.   It just is not known whether other fillers can “activate” the silicone in some way .  If you’ve had silicone or Artefill, try to get a very specific map from the doctor who did the treatment so you know exactly where it is and avoid that area with other fillers.

More on filler complications.

Hope this helps,  Dr. I


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