Cause of Allergic Reaction to Restylane?
I have (what I consider) deep nasolabial lines. I have tried using Restylane twice (about 9 months apart) to correct them. Each time with a different doctor. Both times after about 2 -4 weeks on the area right next to my nostrils I developed granulomas. The second time I was injected the granuloma that developed on the right side went up to under my right eye. First the right side of my face was swollen. Then a hard line up to my eye. I was given steroid injections at the injection site and pills to take. It eventually went away. I was told by the second Dr. that did the injections that what happened to me was so rare she hadn't heard of it or seen it happen before. She was convinced that I am allergic to the protein that binds it. I have two questions. 1. Has anyone had this happen to them or heard of it happening to someone in the past? 2. I have been looking for another injectable without the protein and from what I have read Radiesse is made of other components. Has anyone heard of similiar allergic reactions to Radiesse? Please help :-)