White patches on lips immediately following Restylane injection? (Photo)

During the Restylane injection I noticed some whiteish areas on my lips seemingly around the injection site. Now I'm home (it has been only about 2 hours since the injection) and I can still notice this white patches. What could be causing this and will it resolve as I heal?

Doctor Answers 3

White bumps after filler

Thank you for your question. The white are you are describing belongs to your regular lips. When you received the filler, your sebaceous glands got pushed up below your lips. This can be smoothed out by massaging them. I recommend having a follow up with injector to have this evaluated and to determine the best treatment plan for you. Best of Luck!

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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White patches from injection

You are six days out from your facial fillers now. I think the white patches on your lips should have been resolved. Next time you do injections ask your board certified physician specifically how to massage your lips after the procedure. Best of luck

J. Timothy Heffernan, MD
Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
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White bumps after filler

The areas of discoloration  you describe belong to your regular lips. When you got the filler, your Fordyce spots (or sebaceous glands) got pushed up below your lips. They can be smoothed out by applying pressure on them but you should ask your doctor how to and how often to massage these areas. A surgical lip implant would be long lasting and will not require repeat injections . It is good to get filler to see how much you like your lips filled but after repeat injections you will find that a lip implant saves you money in the long run and gives you a lovely result  .

Walton Montegut, MD
Newport Beach Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

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