Hello, 3 years ago, I did cheek fillers and the Dr informed me he injected my cheeks with Hyalorinic acid…and he told me it will go away in a year..one year later, i went to him again, and he injected my cheeks and till now, after 2 years, i still feel the filler and when i asked him he insisted he injected my cheeks with hyaluronic acid….i went to another Dr, and he told me this is not hyaluronic acid, and it’s one of the permanent fillers…i really want to get rid of my cheek fillers but the Dr told me it’s impossible…they look OK when am not smiling, but when i smile my cheeks go up and they don’t look nice at all…am really concerned about this and i’m willing to visit any Dr anywhere in the world who can really help me remove these ugly fillers….i really appreciate your advise! Lisa
I am shocked to hear this. I would hope the original doctor would be honest with you. You are entitled to getting your medical records and reviewing to see what actually was injected in your face. Most hyaluronic acids are gone after 6-9 months although small traces may remain for 18 months or so. I hope this second doctor is a good doctor and is not alarming you for no reason but I assume he is feeling hard masses on examination of your cheeks and that is why he is concluding you did not have what your original doctor claims you had. Especially because there is no way this second doctor can tell for sure what was injected without seeing your medical records. There are so many different fillers out there especially in Europe and Asia. We do not have many of them in the USA due to the FDA. Permanent fillers should usually be avoided in the cheeks since so much volume is needed. It is very difficult to impossible to easily remove this filler if you had permanent fillers injected like Artecoll or Silicone or Bio Alcamid. If you had Radiesse or Sculptra then it should go away on its own although it will take longer than hyaluronic acids like perlane or Juvederm. The first thing to do is see if you can legally get copies of your medical records. Finding out what you had injected is very important.