I had Restylane injections on my lower lip and after about 6-8 hours later it started really swelling. Is this normal? (photos)
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Excessive Swelling after Restylane Lip Injections
Noneltheless, the swelling will subside over the next few days. We suggest ice and avoiding hot beverages and alcohol the first 8-12 hours after injections. For some, this seems to make the difference.
Swelling and bruising is a common side effect of lip injections and can last approx. 2 weeks.
All the Best.
If the swelling does not subside in 2 weeks, schedule a follow up with your injector to be assessed.
If only a half of a syringe was used, the final result after swelling goes down will be very subtle.
I have done many lip injections for filling and have found that this is very common using sharp needles. I have since switched to using a blunt needle for filling the lips and have seen significantly less swelling and bruising.
Ice packs can help. Give it a week. I think you will be very happy when the swelling comes down.