Swelling from Restylane or too much product injected?
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Swelling Not Uncommon After Fillers
We need to ask if there is anything else there besides swelling. Does the area hurt or is it red? These are things the injector needs to see pretty quickly and determine whether this is normal, or the beginning of an infection — something we want to treat pretty quickly.
A board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon should be your go-to office — because these are things we know how to deal with and see from others on a regular basis. If this is a concern, get it checked out.
Time will tell
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Restylane and Swelling
Restylane is a great product for the nasolabial and oral commisures where you had it injected. There are times when you can have some localized swelling for up to two weeks after the injections. I would be patient for at least a week and you can ice a little bit in between as well. If after two weeks you still seem swollen then it may be too much product was injected. In that case you will need to return to your treating physician for possible Vitrase injections to dissolve the product.
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