I got small amount of Restylane in my frown lines 6 hrs ago and my left side has a pretty big bump. Will this go away? (photo)

Doctor Answers 8

Restylane and frown lines

Restylane is a great injection, especially in the frown lines or nasolabial area.  If there is a small bump 6 hours after treatment I suggest you ice and massage it.  If after a few days you still have a bump I would return to your treating physician since too much product may have been placed in that area and need to be dissolved.

Restylane swelling

Restylane is hydrophilic, meaning it sucks up water after it's injected in the first 24-48 hours.  This may be a bruise or too much product but contact your injector if it is not improving or if you have pain (a sign that there may be infection or occlusion).  Massage and reducing the amount of product with Hylenex or Vitrase are all options if it persists.
Best of luck!

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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You may have a small area of swelling to the area from the injection.

You may have a small area of swelling to the area from the injection. If this is product, I will recommend to return to the injector and discuss massage.


Best,

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Bump after Restylane is either bruise or swelling in your case

This does not appear to be something to be worried about. Ice and time will improve this. Sleeping upright will help too. All HA filler have some degree of water absorption from the surrounding tissues which can cause swelling.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Bump after Restylane injection

Dear Roseizmj28:

Anytime the skin is injured, swelling and bruising may occur. Swelling and bruising depending on their size may go away in 1 day to 3 weeks or more.

Try some ice compresses for the first day or two. Massage and warm compresses may help as reviewed with your injecting physician. Make a follow-up appointment if it hasn't reduced in a few days. 


Good luck with this!

Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 70 reviews

I got small amount of Restylane in my frown lines 6 hrs ago and my left side has a pretty big bump. Will this go away?

It is swelling!!!!! Use ice compresses and allow a few days of swelling decreasing time. Or return to your injecting doc for guidance... 

Bump after Restylane

A bump that shows up a few hours after the injection is likely swelling or underlying bruise and will go away. Use a lot of ice for the first 48hours. If it does not go away in a week then it is excess material and you will need to go back to get Hyaluronidase injection to dissolve some of it. 
Regards
Dr.J

Tanveer Janjua, MD
Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 97 reviews

Bump after #restylane

It is tough to tell from the photo, but at 6 hours it is normal to have some swelling. I would recommend giving it a few days before you can really tell if it will go down or not. I usually tell patients to wait a week until you see the final results from fillers just because there is swelling just from the needle, bruising, and the product itself retains water.

Best of luck

David Reinstadler, MD
Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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