How Long Does Restylane Last in Upper Eyelids?

Hello, I had Restylane injected in my upper eyelids in May of 2011, however it still seems that there is a small amount of "bumpage" in the areas it was injected, and when I close my eyes the skin is a bit swollen and not thin as it was before. Shouldn't the restylane have dissolved by now? Thanks

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Restylane in the upper eyelid

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Thank you for your question. It is important to remember the duration of filler will be different for everybody. However Restylane can last anywhere from 6-12 months. Now this all depends on the area of injection and how much is injected. Hope this was helpful, best of luck!

Dhaval M. PatelĀ 
Double board certifiedĀ 
Plastic surgeonĀ 
Hoffman Estates

Restylane lasting in the lids

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Restylane can last anywhere from four to six months, and sometimes longer. There can be residual product in that area of concern but it's very difficult to answer your question without seeing you in person. Proper assessment by your provider will determine whether or not it's product and what your options are at this point.

Longer lasting in eyelid area

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Restylane in the eyelid area (usually for the lower eyelid) can last for many months.  Hopefully you enjoyed the results initially.  It will absorb eventually but sometimes a very careful injection of Hyaluronidase (Vitrase) can be performed to help dissolve the product quicker. 

David J. Levens, MD
Coral Springs Plastic Surgeon
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Restylane Duration

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Typically, restylane will last between 6 months and a year. By this time, it should be dissolved. Consult with your injector to request physical examination. If the answer is not adequate, consult with  2 - 3 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons to understand your options.

How long does Restylane last?

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Restylane usually lasts about a year in the eyelid area but can last for years.  In fact, even when the Restylane goes away, there is tissue remodeling that may last long-term.  In regards to the bumps on your eyelids, it may or may not be Restylane. See an eyelid specialist (oculoplastic surgeon).

Restylane in upper eyelids

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usually restylane dissolves within 6 months, but in some area itmay last longer especailly if it was injected superficialy.  Best to be examined.

Restylane typically resolves within a year

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It is true that Restylane should be dissolved by now and may not be the cause of your problem. However, given that you have had procedure in this area I would recommend you follow up with your surgeon to evaluate and consider potential causes.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

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