Poor injection technique (or too much) Restylane in N/L folds? Do I dissolve or balance out with filler to lift cheeks? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 4
Using these fillers differently will help correct your problem
Forget Chasing Smile Lines With Fillers; Instead, Think Nonsurgical Facial Volume Repletion, Recontouring & Reshaping
From the photos, it appears that you are experiencing a well described, unacceptable result arising from the direct placement of the filler within the smile furrow line or to the side of it. Since there is obvious volume loss in the mid-face cheek area above, a mid-face rejuvenation with a volumizing filler would very likely have been the much more appropriate approach. Volumization of the cheeks would not only have given them a better, more youthful contour, but would, by providing lift and projection, have likely taken care of the smile line problems without any need for directly treating them at all, which would have avoided the current problem entirely.
At this stage, you can either wait until all the injected material is spontaneously metabolized (which can take upwards of a year) or the material can be dissolved with hyaluronidase, after which the appropriate treatment, as described above may be performed, if so desired.
Be sure to consult with a board certified aesthetic physician and make certain to ask to see his/her before and after photos before proceeding. Best of luck.
Restylane Can be corrected.
So, yes, there are solutions, all the best
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
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I think it would best to add Voluma to cheeks to lift away from the nasolabial folds. It is difficult to say with 100 percent certainty from the photos. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
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