This is the second time I've had Restylane in upper lip only. Both times there was swelling for 2-3 days, then after that the result looked good for about a day. Right after that, lip went mostly back to normal and looks same as before. The first time I had .5 cc so the surgeon used a full cc the second time--same problem. I'm disappointed with results. I've read doctors' comments on here saying this can't be possible, but I'm not the only one who experienced this. Why does this happen?
Why did Restylane lip injection not work as expected (supposed to last a few months)?
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Restylane for lips
Why did Restylane lip injection not work as expected
Its very rare for your body to metabolize a Hyaluronic acid filler so quickly, you may want to consider trying Juvederm XC
I guess anything is possible.
I've had patients "absorb" or metabolize injectable fillers such as Restylane over a short period of time in the past. For most people, the fillers last and work as advertised. Injecting that much in the upper lip and having it "go away" so quickly is something I've never seen before. That doesn't mean it can't happen. Maybe your body just metabolizes that particular filler extremely fast. Perhaps you could try Radiesse. No guarantees, though! Good luck.
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Restylane injections in the upper lip
You should take before and after photos of the injections to compare the results. 0.5 cc of Restylane is not very much and I am not surprised that you needed more. If you feel that you want fuller lips you should try Juvederm for your next injections.
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