Skin Damage from Saliva accumulating in corner of mouth due to Filler? How to treat given skin sensitivity? (photo)

Restylane on 30th October. My lips became increasingly sensitive, fragile, raw and seemed to rub off if I touched it, I sought the advice of a plastic surgeon. The surgeon advised that I was experiencing a herpatic outbreak and prescribed acyclovir. However, the problem didn't' think clear up and was eventually diagnosed with inflammatory reaction and desqueamation and prescribed predisolone. Skin is now crusted. But developed small crack at right corner of mouth where saliva accumulates?

Doctor Answers 3

Skin damage to lips after Restylane

Thank you for your question. It appears that your lips are dry, chapped and cracking from lack of moisture. You can help this by applying Aquaphor. It could also be that your injector over filled your lips resulting in what your experiencing. You can have the filler dissolved with an enzyme known as hyaluronidase. I would find a new and an expert injector so this does not happen again. Best of Luck!

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Skin damage to lips after Restylane

Thank you for sharing your question.  Though nothing replaces an in-person examination it appears that your lips are simply dry, chapped, and cracking from lack of moisture. I would advocate vigilant application of a vaseline based product, such as Aquaphor to combat your symptoms.  If no resolution is seen within a week, have the filler material dissolved.  Best wishes.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Please have this product removed with enzyme.

I personally think you are simply overfilled and the lips are dried and irritated.  The photos are not consistent with necrosis.  I think you are simply overfilled.  I think it is time for a new lip injector.  Less is more with lips.  Listen to your body.  It is not happy with this filler product.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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