Restylane silk swelling? (Photo)
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Restylane Silk for lips
It is usual to have swelling for several days after lip injections with Restylane Silk. You do not require steroids.
Lip filler swelling
This is not extreme enough for me to order steroids. It will usually last 2 days. Sleeping on more than one pillow helps prevent this. Ice won't help this and I think it might lead to more swelling. Perhaps antihistamines help, ibuprofen doesn't help
Lip fillers will cause swelling and it may take several days for the swelling to subside. Best to give it some time to settle. I am not a big proponent of steroids for this specific reason.
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Restylane SILK swelling
Swelling the next morning of this degree is quite usual. As you are up walking around and icing, the swelling will diminish significantly and then will continue to resolve over the course of about 48 more hours. The great thing about SILK is the soft natural feel and look once swelling is gone.
No need for steroids. You could take some motrin as an anti inflammatory.
Lisa Vuich, MD
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