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How Long Will It Take to Completely Dissolve Restylane on the Lower Face?

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Restylane - How Long Will It Take to Completely Dissolve Restylane on the Lower Face?


There is a certain degree of variability from individual to individual but, in my experience, it's about 6-9 months for most parts of the face but less in dynamic areas (ie, the areas that move such as the lips and regions right around the mouth).

Complete dissolution may, therefore, take up to a year (if you mean every last molecule).  From a practical standpoint, though, (and assuming there aren't any granulomas or scar tissue formation) it's about 6-9 months.  And, of course, in some patients it lasts even longer.

I hope that this helps, and good luck,

Dr. E

New York Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Does It Take Restylane to Dissolve


Generally speaking it takes 4-6 months for Restylane to dissolve.



Thomas E. Kaniff, MD
Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Duration of Restylane effect


Typically Restylane will last six to twelve months in non dynamic areas of the face such as naso-labial folds and less for dynamic areas such as the lips.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Each person varies in how long it takes for Restylane to dissolve on its own can also depend on how much was injected.   I agree with Dr. Pelletiere in that it can take 12-18 months for all of it to be gone but you will notice it degrading before then. If you are unhappy with the results from previous treatment, rather than wait you should consider having it injected with Hyaluronidase to dissolve it and then start over with a clean slate.

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Dr. Grant Stevens     

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Restylane Will Dissolve With Hyaluronidase


In general, it takes about a year to a year and half for Restylane or Juvaderm to degrade form the soft tissues.  If someone is unhappy with the look or even the feel of the product, either of these can be dissolved readily with an injecton of hyluronidase into the areas.  This dissolves the hyaluronic acid based fillers pretty quickly.  If you are simply wondering how long until you need another injection, give it a year to a year and a half.  The nice things about either of these products is that they seem to stimulate collagen deposition in the area over time, helping to fill in the areas naturally a little as well.  I hope this helps.

Christopher V. Pelletiere, MD
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