Restylane/Perlane - Related Questions

Q: I had Restylane lip injections 2 months ago at a med spa. I noticed a lump over the top of my left lip immediately after the injections, before the swelling started to kick in, but thought nothing of it at the time. 2 weeks later, the aesthetician said that this was present prior to the injections but the lip injections have made it more noticeable. Can it be corrected as I am now very self-conscious about it?

A: I always rely on good pictures to document the pre-treatment appearance in case there is any abnormality noticed after injection. I always think a Board certified "core four" physician should do all medical cosmetic injections for best results. (Core four are dermatology, plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery and oculoplastic surgery). Now I would go see a Board certified, core-four physician who will know how to fix the problem. Hyaluronidase is quick and easy and should reduce any lump.

Q: Will Restylane in Lips Last Longer the More Treatments You Get?

A: There is data to suggest that Restylane stretches fibroblasts and actually results in new collagen deposition in the skin. There is also data that proves that if you add to the Restylane before it is totally gone, the results begin to have a longer, cumulative result. Restylane received FDA approval for the lips in 2011 (we had been using it "off label" in the lips for almost a decade), so you can be rest assured that Restylane in your lips is safe, effective and there is an added benefit with regular maintenance of your result.

Q: Can Dermal Fillers Correct a Crooked Nose?

A: Dermal fillers can fill-in indentations that make the nose look crooked and can build up an indented bridge or smooth out a hump to make the nose look straight on profile. My personal favorite is Restylane, but Juvederm and Radiesse are also great alternatives.


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