Syringes are not to be shared
One last suggestion. Please contact the injector and confirm that the syringe used on you was a new syringe and not a used one. I can't even begin to understand what an injector is thinking using a remaining syringe of filler on another patient.
Payman Kosari, MD, FAAD
Dermatology, Laser and Vein Specialists
No, Syringes should never be shared
This is a big red flag that should make you more aware when choosing a doctor. Ideally, your doctor should draw back when injecting to be sure not in vessel. That being said, it is hard to draw back when using thicker filler and I don't think that everyone practices this technique at all times. However, there is always a chance for filler in syringe to be contaminated and I would never use same syringe from patient to patient. The outside of the syringe can even be contaminated. Dermatologists that are experienced injectors often split syringes BEFORE THEY TOUCH THE PATIENT in order to transfer product to syringe with smaller needles. They can then use a half syringe on each patient that is sterile and untouched. Please do not go back to this person again.
Thanks for your question. That is a big NO! Injections are not intended to be shared between individuals! Please do your research beforehand and find a board certified plastic surgeon and/or certified nurse injector specialist.
Thank you for your question. Absolutely NOT! Dermal fillers are only for use by one patient. This sounds very shady and think you should reconsider your choice of injectors. I would recommend receiving your injections from a board certified plastic surgeon only.
Restylane and Shared injections
You should never share the injections with someone else. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with expertise with these facial injections. Best, Dr. Green