When do you need a second opinion for Botox/Dysport issues and other filler problems?
Please get on the web and and try to find a board certified dermatologist (one who is experienced with fillers) who can see you ASAP. Once you find one, call their front desk staff and tell them that you are a new patient, but you need to get help fast, because you think you might be having a complication from a filler treatment from another office. Tell them you’ve really tried several times to get help, but it’s just not working, and ask if they please see you ASAP for a second opinion on the filler problems you described above. Hopefully that will help get you in the door.
If you need a helpful resource for finding a great dermatologist in your area, try my guide to regional offices here.
When DO you need a second opinion on filler problems?
- When you’ve called your doctor’s office, tried to the best of your ability to explain the problem, and they just aren’t understanding that you need to be seen and working you in right away;
- When you’ve been seen at your doctor’s office, but the explanation and treatment plan just don’t make sense to you and/or you’re not getting better;
- When you are having a more serious problem like numbness, pain in the area, an odd blue color, unusually severe bruise, or blotchy red area. These can be signs that an artery was plugged (arterial occlusion). This is considered a medical emergency and you should be seen that day, if at all possible.
I know that many of the excellent derms in this country are very booked, and that can be frustrating; but most of us will absolutely help any patient in need who may be having a complication. The more you tell the front desk, the more they can try to help you!
Hope this helps, Dr. I