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J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2017 Apr;19(2):124-126. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2016.1248441. Epub 2017 Jan 25.

Filler migration to the forehead due to multiple filler injections in a patient addicted to cosmetic fillers.

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a Department of Dermatology , Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center , Taipei , Taiwan.


Filler migration is a potential complication following the injection of multiple fillers. With the increasing popularity of multiple filler injections, migrated granulomas should be an essential differential diagnosis for newly growing facial lumps. It is important for all physicians to be aware that complication induced by dermal fillers can occur in locations other than the planned injected sites. We described a case of filler migration to the forehead in a patient addicted to cosmetic fillers. To our knowledge, it has never been published in dermatology literature so far. A detailed history of cosmetic procedures from the patient addicted to filler injections is necessary for accurate diagnosis. Because account of previous cosmetic filler injections is not always reliable, an early skin biopsy with pathological examination is the gold standard for determining whether multiple filler injections have been performed.


Aphtos; PDT; botulinum toxins; cosmeceuticals; countour; filler injection; filler migration; fillers; hyaluronic acid; lasers and light sources; poly-L-lactic acid; threads; topical agents

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