Are Lumps After Fillers Normal?

Lumps are a common side effect after dermal filler or lip enhancement treatments. While they can be a short-term problem, a trained aesthetic medicine professional can usually correct them. With any injection into the skin with dermal filler, lumps may appear. Fortunately, these lumps are usually normal and temporary, and will go away after a few days.

In some cases, it may take up to two or three weeks for them to fully resolve. If you feel a lump of any kind, it is important to rule out that it is not a byproduct of an infection. If there is redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, or pus accompanying the bumps, you should talk to your doctor to get antibiotics or any necessary treatment. If you don't see the lumps but can feel them, then there is no need to worry.

The best way to prevent lumps after a dermal filler treatment is to use proper injection techniques. If you are just starting out in the medical aesthetics business, or even if you are an experienced professional, it is essential to minimize bumps and ensure they resolve on their own soon after the procedure. It is also important to tell your injector if you have had any lumps from dermal filler in the past that have not resolved for more than four weeks after the injection.