Juvederm massaged too much-- much, persistent redness and not so much filler left
First, I apologize if this question posted twice. I tried once and did not receive a confirmation nor was my account technically active, so I am trying one more time. Here are the details:
I had Juvederm injected in my nasolabial lines one week ago. This was the second time I had done this in the last year (1 syringe each time). Last time, I thought the product was migrating to just above my lines, creating a ridge (caused by my smiling), so I massaged some here and there within the first two weeks and it went away. I also had bruising after that last injection that was typical blue/ blk color and lasted for about 10-12 days.
This time, I brought ice packs so did not experience any immediate bruising. But my smile looked weird and the ridge felt like it was developing again, so I started massaging. I so nervous about trying to "smooth out" the lines/ridges, that I massaged the area like the injector did (thumb inside mouth, use of forefinger outside of mouth-- pinching motion to press filler area perpendicular to filler line-- I massaged in this manner up and down length of filler line on both sides of mouth.) I massaged and massaged over a few days. After a few days I noticed some general area swelling (which made the nasolabial lines look worse)and then to my dismay redness developed along both nasolabial lines. Now both of those nasolabial lines are darkly outlined.
The red lines have been there now for over 3 days. At this point I look worse than before being injected.
I am wondering two things:
Have I permanently damamged something from pressing so much/hard on the filler? Will the deep redness go away? It doesn't look like injection bruising and developed days after injection.
Also, is it possible to massage all the Juvederm away in a week's time? My last injection lasted 6 mths, but my lines look pretty awful right now-- can't tell if it is mostly the discoloration or combined with that I no longer have any filler in there.
Thank you for your feedback! I went to a med spa out of town for the procedure and she was not very nice. I am afraid to even call her and seeing her is not an option since we are over a thousand miles away.
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