Do I Need To Remove The Injectable Filler In My Brow Bones To Get A 3D CT scan?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, I have had a hyaluronan injection (product name: Restylane) in my brow bone a few months ago.

● Do I need to remove the hyaluronan for a 3D CT scan? 

● If it needs to be removed, I will need to ask my doctor to give me a hyaluronidase injection to dissolve hyaluronan before the 3D CT scan.

A: You do not need to worry about the injectable filler in your brow bone areas as that will not interfere with the 3D CT scan imaging. It is a non-radiopaque type filler which is invisible to the scan.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana