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Restylane Touch-up After Juvederm 2 in the Tear Trough Area, Contraindication?

Dear professionals, On july 2011, I am injected twice juvederm 2 in the tear trough to fill my hollows. I would like to know if it's possible to have a touch-up with restylane lidocain now as my new dermatologist doesn't use juvederm at all. I am afraid that products are incompatible so I would appreciate your point of view about that. Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration to my request. Best regards & respects from Penthea.

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Restylane and Juvederm together

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Both dermal fillers can be used in the same area, and there is absolutely no idication or reason why they couldn't. You can have the same potential bruising and/or swelling with both products, and it won't hurt you or the results, to layer them either.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

Restylane Following Juvederm

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Both Juvederm and Restylane are hyaluronic acids and therefore are very compatible. In fact I prefer Restylane in the tear troughs because there is less risk of excessive post injection swelling.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Restylane - After Juvederm

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I don't see a problem with this.  Both are HA fillers (Hylauronic acid) and are generally believed to be compatible with each other.  Further, both are reversible with hyaluronidase.  Whether or not it is a good idea to any any filler is one question (and something you'll have to discuss with your doctor).  As far as using one after the other - it should be fine.

I hope that this helps, and good luck,

Dr. E

Using Restylane and Juvederm together

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Restylane and Juvederm are both HA fillers and have no contraindications when used together, or on top of one another. You will be perfectly fine to use them. Additionally, I agree with your new injector and the others on this site - Restylane is a much better filler around the eyes.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Add restylane to juvederm

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There is no contraindication to this and I agree with your doctor. I use both but would not use juvederm around the eye. In my hands looking gray/blue through the skin.only happens with juvederm.

Jo Herzog, MD
Birmingham Dermatologist
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I am personally no fan of juvederm for the lower eyelid.

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However I can say that these two products are absolutely compatible.  It just no problem to have Restylane injected in an area that was previously injected with Juvederm.  I think that Restylane is an excellent product for the tear trough area.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

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