Can Self-Massage to Restylane 5-7 weeks after injection, cause swelling/pain? Or is this infection?
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Massage of Restylane
There would be no reason to massage a product so many weeks later. You definitely can cause irritation or trauma. I would immediately return to your treating physician for examination. If there are areas that need "massage" so far out of treatment then they need to be dissolved with Vitrase. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
Massage of Restylane Silk
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Massaging Restylane Silk can trigger swelling, but your question is too important to answer online. You need to see your injector to be sure you do not have an infection which is also a possibility.
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Restylane Silk / Tear Troughs /Nasal labial folds/ Lip Augmentation/ Hyaluronic acid fillers
Please follow up with Injecting MD for evaluation and appropriate treatment at this time. This many weeks post injection, massage should not be needed and the areas should be dissolved with hyaluronidase.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
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Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Massaging and restylane silk
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