Why would Restylane injections dissolve after only a week?

I had Restylane injected into the perpendicular lines above my upper lip last week. When the swelling went down, the areas that were injected looked exactly like it did before the treatment. Could the filler be inert or defective? I feel like it is an "Emperor's New Clothes" story!

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (3)


Answered by St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center

Restylane injections should not dissolve after a week, rather it should last at least 3-6 months. In the lip area, Restylane tends to have a shorter span (approximately 3- 4 months). There is also some temporary swelling that lasts a couple days. I wonder if that might be what you are experiencing.

Published on May 09, 2013

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Answered by St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center

Restylane injections should not dissolve after a week, rather it should last at least 3-6 months. In the lip area, Restylane tends to have a shorter span (approximately 3- 4 months). There is also some temporary swelling that lasts a couple days. I wonder if that might be what you are experiencing.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics

Chances are you may just need more filler. It is always easier to add more then it is to remove filler if you get too much. I would check with your provider to make sure the product was not expired or that there was no operator error.

Published on May 01, 2013

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Answered by Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics

Chances are you may just need more filler. It is always easier to add more then it is to remove filler if you get too much. I would check with your provider to make sure the product was not expired or that there was no operator error.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

It is possible that not enough of the dermal filler was injected, or that it was injected too deep.

Published on Apr 29, 2013

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

It is possible that not enough of the dermal filler was injected, or that it was injected too deep.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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