Painful Swelling a Month After Restylane Injection?

I had a restylane sub q injections in my tear trough. Things seemed to be going ok so far but today i woke up with painful swelling on one side of my face. I am panicking as i liked the look of the filler and suddenly something has gone very wrong. Please advise.

Doctor Answers 7

Restylane and pain

Thank you for your question. It is unusual to be experiencing sudden onset pain 1 month after treatment. I recommend having a follow up immediately with your injector. Also, there could be other reasons why you are experiencing this pain. Best of Luck!

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Restylane and pain

It's not common for you to experince a sudden onset of pain post-Restylane treatment, especially a month out. I would follow up with your provider first and also consider other reasons you could be experiencing this pain.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling after one month of restylane

Having pain related to an injection of filler material one month after the procedure is highly unusual. It is best to be evaluated in person.  Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Pain after filler injection

filler placed near the eye is a safe procedure. late-onset pain (>1 month) after the placement of the filler injection may not be related to the filler. however, given the sensitivity of the area I would highly recommend a visit to your ophthalmologist and make sure its nothing problematic

Misbah Khan MD, FAAD, FACMS
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Pain form injections one month ago

Considering the length of time form your injections, it probably has nothing to do with them. However, you need to call your injecting physician and see him or her as soon as possible.

Barry Resnik, MD
Miami Dermatologist
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I would recommend having the Restylane SubQ removed with enzyme.

Restylane sub q is not approved for use in the USA because of the risk of granuloma formation.  I advise you to be assessed by your injecting physician to determine what is going on.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Restylane Tear Trough Injection Pain Warrants Physician Visit

A Restylane injection in the tear trough that has been uneventful for one month and now produces pain must be evaluated by your cosmetic surgeon.  This may be completely unrelated to the injection and a full history and examination must take place.

Mark Berkowitz, MD
Sterling Heights Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

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