Restylane Silk swelling? (Photo)
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Restylane SILK swelling
Having a long experience with many filler options, Restylane Silk has also surprised me with its' particular amount of fluid attraction. Thanks for sharing your photo!
All the hyaluronic acid (HA) gel fillers are long molecules with polar projections. It is this hydrophilic property that attracts polarized water and therefore obtain its volumizing effect.
A HA's duration and its projection versus fluid filling and smoothening attraction are dependent on their synthetic cross-link connections. Think of a ladder with a few rungs versus a lot of rungs and stacking them 3 dimensionally. Those with more rungs are more stable and project higher with smaller spaces for water to attach.
Those, like Silk have fewer rungs but more areas for water to be attracted.
Massage will help to shrink the over-absorption of fluid. Otherwise, discuss this concern with your injector to achieve the goals you wish for.
All the best!
Lip Swelling After Fillers Such as Juvederm or Restylane Silk -- Reverse With Hyaluronidase
Restylane Silk Swelling
Restylane Silk is a great product, but it does swell for the first day or so more than other fillers. Unlike other fillers, the more that you manipulate Restylane Silk, the more it swells. You should speak with your injecting physician if you are still unhappy in 2 to 3 more days. Good luck and be well.
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Swelling after Restylane Silk
As an alternative, we prefer Radiesse or Restylane in the chin. They last longer than Restylane Silk and does not move around as easily.
Thank you for your question. It is very common for Restylane Silk to swell, it is known for it! However if the swelling doesn't subside within a couple of days, you should visit your doctor for a follow up. Good luck
Swelling after Restylane Silk
Restylane silk is a great product of choice for the lips and around your lip area! Restylane silk will deliver those fuller lips you are looking for and smooth the lines around your mouth. After injecting filler especially the sensitive area around the lips you will be a swollen for 24-48 hours. This is very normal! So plan to ice those areas and use your arnica medication! I hope this helps you on your journey!:)
Swelling is normal
Restylane Silk to chin
Because it is such a "thin" product, it attracts large amounts of water in the first 24 hours. There are several ways to minimize this and I tell all my patients to avoid doing the following:
1) Do not massage the area as this can increase swelling
2) Do not place ice over the area
Also, taking a Benadryl or alternative antihistamine that night helps to reduce the swelling.
Best of luck.
Restylane Silk - Swelling
Yes it is common to have swelling post injection for several days. It can take up to 2-4 weeks for swelling to resolve in some. If you feel things have changed or are worsening, best to follow up with injecting MD to discuss treatment options.
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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