My upper lip is protrucing like a duck's lip 5 days after Restylane injections, is this normal?

I received Restylane injections in my upper lip and in the wrinkles above my mouth 5 days ago. My upper lip is now protruding like a duck's lip. Is this normal? How long before it goes down? What can I do if I am not satisfied with the results?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

This certainly could be due to swelling, so I would wait a full 2 weeks and see if it subsides. It is an HA filler, so it could possibly be dissolved if needed. Normally we like to inject Juvederm into the lips and we use Belotero around the mouth for fine lines. This is just what our practice does, but Belotero is a super fine/thin filler that lays very naturally in that area. Maybe try that next time!

Published on May 31, 2016

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

This certainly could be due to swelling, so I would wait a full 2 weeks and see if it subsides. It is an HA filler, so it could possibly be dissolved if needed. Normally we like to inject Juvederm into the lips and we use Belotero around the mouth for fine lines. This is just what our practice does, but Belotero is a super fine/thin filler that lays very naturally in that area. Maybe try that next time!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Rejuve

After 5 days, it sounds like it is likely that there was too much Restylane injected. Typically, there is swelling that usually dissipates after 3-5 days, so what is left is product. If there is no swelling left and your lip
is protruding, then the next step is to inject an anti-Restylane product to melt some of it. You can ask your injector if they provide that. If not, then you will have to go to a clinic that does.

Published on Jul 01, 2014

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Answered by Rejuve

After 5 days, it sounds like it is likely that there was too much Restylane injected. Typically, there is swelling that usually dissipates after 3-5 days, so what is left is product. If there is no swelling left and your lip
is protruding, then the next step is to inject an anti-Restylane product to melt some of it. You can ask your injector if they provide that. If not, then you will have to go to a clinic that does.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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