How Can My Juvederm Lumps Be Fixed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had Juvederm about four months ago and ever since I have these lumps on the side of my mouth. Can they be fixed and how? With more filler or do I just need a mini facelift. I’m 48 yrs old and I feel like I look ridiculous with these long lumps. I’ve tried massaging them with heat but nothing makes them better. I have also heard PDO threads might be helpful? Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

A: I think the answer goes back to why you got the injectable filler in the first place. If the goal was to get rid of the nasolabial folds then you have now proven that fillers is not the way to go. You would be better off with a mini-facelift. The injectable filler can be quickly dissolved with hyaluronidase injections.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana