How Long Does It Take for a Restylane Over-correction to Disappear?
- Asked by syd88 in Sydney
- 3 years ago
I've had two Restylane injections in early 2009 with perfect results. In August my dermatologist recommended a top-up, though the results had not faded yet. This left me bruised/swollen for months. The area now looks lumpy with raised lines running along the trough and upper cheekbones resembling eye bags, especially when I smile. How long before the Restylane disappears? Or at least evens out? Will the lumpiness and tindell effect eventually disappear? My troughs are starting to show but the raised ridge hasn't gone down making my eyes look VERY lumpy/uneven. Thanks for any advice in advance.
There should be no over-correction with Restylane / Juvederm
Very sorry to hear of your predicament. Unfortunately, all hyaluronic based fillers are What you see is what you get fillers. Unlike older collagen fillers which required "over correction", these fillers should never topped off, plussed, over corrected etc. Doing so will assure that the added volume will be visible as added volume.
At this point, your options are to wait it out (8-12 months) or to have it dissolved with an enzyme which may dissolve the entire area bringing you to square one. Expression of the filler may work but needs to be done very carefully to prevent bleeding and bruising.
Restylane Over Correction of Lower Eye Lids
The restylane lasts for about six months or longer. If you do not like the result, I suggest you see your doctor to perhaps dissolve the product.
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