I had Restylane placed in my upper cheek/tear trough area over a year ago with great results. While there is still some product left in the tear troughs, the Restylane has slowly been degrading over the past couple of months and I've been left with some very slight lumpiness and uneven ridges (my skin is pretty thin). Does Restylane degrade unevenly in certain parts of the face?
Does Restylane Degrade Unevenly in the Tear Troughs?
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Does Restylane Degrade unevenly in the Tear Trouh
Any filler can be reabsorbe unevenly, including Restylane in the tear trough.
For the tear trough, I prefer to inject Juvederm under the muscle, right over the periosteum. At that level, even if the absorption is uneven, it is barely noticeable.
Always make sure that you have your cosmetic procedures performed by a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon.
Restylane and tear troughs
I find that in areas of little motility like the tear troughs, restylane tends to stay a bit longer than in other areas. As for absorption one side may resorb quicker than the other.