|Bioalcamid compatibility with silicone filler
Jan 3, 2010
I had silicone filler placed in nasal folds many years ago. About 4 years ago, bio alcamid was placed in the cheek but injected near the same site on side of nose. Now after a co2 laser treatment I am having problems, I have a knot inside the end of nose and it appears the skin texture in that area is changing. Knot is hard and skin feels painful and very tight. I have several huge pores opened in a row which makes this area almost look like cuts. If these are pores, they hurt. Also, sinus area very painful. Sinus area looks a little swollen but face in general doesn't. Area is not red or hot to touch. Could I have an infection? Or could there be a problem with the 2 fillers being combined? Both were placed by qualified Drs. One in the states and one in Europe. I can't seem to find any data on combining these two fillers. Has anyone used them and what was your outcome?
| Response from Dr. Pierone
Hello and thanks for posting.
The cardinal signs of infection are redness, tenderness, swelling, and increased warmth. You have the 2 of the 4 signs, so infection is certainly possible. Moreover, Bioalcamid has been linked to late infections.
There is no reason to think that silicone and Bioalcamid could not be combined, although I am not aware of any studies in which they have been used together.
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