Doctor recommended allergy test prior to Restylane
I do not normally allergy test patients prior to treating them with Restylane. If the patient had had a prior possible reaction, I might do an allergy test in that circumstance. Your physician may be just very cautious, but in my opinion, an allergy test would not be needed.
Allergy testing prior to Restylane injections
Thank you for sharing your question. Allergy testing is not necessary prior to injection of hyaluronic acid fillers, but you cannot blame a doctor for being overly cautious. I hope this helps. Good luck,
There is absolutely no reason to have a skin test to Restylane. Additionally, it does not come in that small size to do one so a full syringe must have been opened or using a syringe for multiple patients. I would check it out
Allergy test with Restylane
Thank you for your question Labythec. Restylane is a filler used to enhance the face. While extremely rare with Restylane, an allergic reaction is possible. This is likely not from the hyaluronic acid, but from other ingredients. In our office we do not routinely test for allergies prior to a treatment. But some doctors may choose to do so as a safety precaution. I would feel very comfortable with a doctor who is very concerned with my safety. Please follow up with your doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Typically allergy testing is not needed with hyaluronic acid fillers. Your doctor maybe being overly cautious based on your history.