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What are risks of restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

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Dr. George Yang answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Safe/short lasting: There are pro's and con's to every procedure. The main risk with any injectable fillers are lumpiness, over-correction, under-correction, needing to repeat procedure periodically. There is a rare risk of injecting the filler into a blood vessel, which can lead to blood flow compromise. With blunt needles, or microcannulas, this risk is reduced. An advantage of Restylane (dermal fillers) that it can be dissolved.

Answered 6/30/2014

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Dr. Thomas Fiala answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Relatively minor....: Over/under-correction, irregular contour, tyndall effect with "blue bleb" if injected way too superficially, early reabsorption, and the usual swelling and bruising that can go along with any injection. Allergic reactions are very rare.

Answered 7/11/2013

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Dr. Barry Cohen answered

Specializes in

Usually: Bruising and lumpiness it is reversible!

Answered 9/10/2013

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Dr. Suzanne Galli answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Restylane (dermal fillers) risks: bruising, swelling, red mark at injection site, lumpiness and a possible allergic response. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Answered 11/27/2014

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Dr. Henry Mentz answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Surgery

Restylane (dermal fillers) Risks: Possible bruising, redness, lumps. Be sure to find a board certified plastic surgeon or certified nurse injector to administer the procedure.

Answered 3/26/2016

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