Chances of reabsorption? 1 ml HA- lumps

I have plenty of micro HA lumps under my skin on the neck since the procedure on May 19. The derm ruled out granulomas. What are the chances they will reabsorb eventually ? It was just 1 ml HA but the view is unsightly. Anyway, is waiting better than hyaluronidase? Id rather avoid more damage. Thank you.

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Swelling/Bumps After Fillers Such as Juvederm or Restylane -- Reverse With Hyaluronidase

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I suggest reversing the filler and doing RF treatments to get a softer and smoother outcome.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Hyaluronidase for resytlane bumps

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Hyaluronidase injection can reduce restylane and other hyaluronic acid fillers in as little as a few hours.  There is no data that hyaluronidase damages our own collagen in any way; this is usually the response of providers who are not comfortable using it.   If it has been 3 months since the injections, these will not resolve for several months more.  Seek out an expert to be evaluated for hyaluronidase injections.

Kyle Coleman, MD
New Orleans Dermatologic Surgeon
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If you had filled in May and are still unhappy with the results, I would consider having the product dissolved with some hyaluronidase.  If it was only 1mL of Restylane a small amount of hyaluronidase should do the trick and return the area to its pre-treatment appearance.  The hyaluronidase is very safe and effective.

Jason D. Bloom, MD
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chances of reabsorption? 1mL of HA

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Thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear of your current results with Restylane.  If you do not like your current appearance from your treatment I would recommend dissolving the material with hyaluronidase to restore your pre-treatment appearance.  The lumps are unlikely to go away on their own until your body breaks down the compound over the next several months.  Hope this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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