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Nerve pain/numbness from Voluma in cheek: Will this heal? Should I see a neurologist?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: VolumaNerve pain/numbness from Voluma in cheek: Will this heal? Should I see a neurologist?
A patient asked 5 years ago
I had a half syringe of Voluma five days ago in my left cheek. Right after the injection my upper top lip, cheek, and upper set of left teeth went numb–then “woke up” 2 hours later. 3 days ago, I woke up to same sensation and 1/2 hour later my face began to regain normal feeling. Sensation has happened about 6 times since, mostly when I am laying down at night. Sleeping is difficult. It seems to go away when I’m up and around. Is this something that can get worse? What action should I take?
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 5 years ago

Numbness after Voluma Injection

Hi and thank you for your question! Initial numbness following injection of Voluma may occur due to the lidocaine that is present in Voluma. However in your case, considering the persistence of numbness and the fact and it is getting provoked in certain position, it can be can due to the compression of a nerve in the cheek area that is worsen in certain positions and relieved in some other positions. You may have some initial swelling during the days following the injections that could case this issue or exacerbate it. While at times intermittent numbness due to swelling and inflammation is transient and it will go away as the inflammation resolves, it would be best to do a follow up with your doctor. If the numbness remains ingoing, you may consider partial or complete removal of the filer with hyaluronidase injection. I hope it helps and good luck!


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