An allergy to hyaluronic acid is highly unlikely.
An allergy to hyaluronic acid is highly unlikely. There have been reports of patients who are allergic to lidocaine in the product, which is also rare. If you are allergic to Restylane you will most likely have the same experience with other HA products.
I would consider a second opinion to ensure you are allergic.
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You should seek a second opinion, preferably from a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, to see if you are actually allergic to Restylane. The lumps do not sound like an allergy but you can have a small skin test for confirmation. That way, you will know if you can safely have Restylane again or another hyaluronic acid filler such as Juvederm or Belotero.
Allergy to Restylane
Allergies to hyaluronic acid gel fillers such as
Restylane are extremely rare. The lumps you describe following Restylane
injection seem technique related.
recommend you obtain a second opinion consultation from a well experienced,
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. If there remain concerns of Restylane allergy,
an allergist may provide confirmation of this. If your lumps were technique
related, he /she would be able to offer other technique options or if
necessary, other filler options so such a lump doesn't develop again.
I hope this was helpful.
Allergic to Restylane
although there is a small possibility that you are allergic to the Restylane, the chances are extremely small. What you are describing does not appear to be an allergic reaction but an less-than-optimal placement of the product that led to lumps and then was dissolved with the hyaluronidase. If you are concerned, then you can always buy a smaller syringe of the product and have it tested on your forearm to see what happens, which I would guess is likely nothing.
It seems unlikely that you are allergic to hyaluronic acid itself sinc this chemical is naturally contained in your body. It may be the carrier products or the injection technique. Ask for a controlled skin test with restylane and juvederm.
Options for facial fillers instead of Restylane
Without knowing all of the details of your Restylane treatment, it is difficult to know if you actually had an allergic reaction to Restylane or not. It is possible that you are not allergic to Restylane and just had a problem from the injection itself. It may be possible to inject a small amount of Restylane on your arm to see if you develop a reaction or not. If you just want to avoid Restylane all together, you could try one of the other fillers that are not composed of hyaluronic acid. These would include Radiesse, Sculptra and Artefill.