Can you do Restylane (dermal fillers) injections or another facial filler while on blood thinners?

Facial fillers. If you are on a blood thinner, the risk of bruising and small hematoma formation after filler injection increases.
Usually yes. It will depend on the type of blood thinner you are on. If it is Coumadin (warfarin) then be sure your INR isn't too high. Aspirin and plavex are not as big of a concern. With any blood thinner you might have some increased bruising with filler injections but this is usually mild.
Restylane (dermal fillers) Dear boysmoml, you want to avoid injectible products while on blood thinners. If you cannot go off of them and would accept some bruising, it can be done on certain parts of the face. Just make sure to have the injector ice really well. I also use non bruising injector cannulas instead that minimizes the risk of bruising. Best, nima shemirani.
Avoid. Any injection while on blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) and Pradaxa can result in rather severe and long term bruising. Only if your doctor prescribing these drugs allows you to safely stop these medications for a time before a treatment would it be advisable.
Yes, but discuss. It is usually feasible to do injections with fillers while on a blood thinner, but the risk of bruising is of course much higher than usual. I use blunt tipped cannulas for almost all of my filler injections and this greatly reduces the bruising and swelling for all patients. Discuss your medications, supplements and vitamins with your facial plastic surgeon.

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Has anyone had bleeding from Restylane (dermal fillers) injections or another facial filler?

Restylane (dermal fillers) bleed? Everyone will have a small amount of bleeding at the injection site of a dermal filler injection, whether it is restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm, Radiesse or other. It is controlled by applying pressure after the injection needle is withdrawn. Bruising after treatment is not unusual. If you have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood thinners, tell your cosmetic surgeon. Read more...
Bleeding from filler. Bleeding can happen anytime a needle is placed into the skin. When injecting fillers, there is always a risk of some bleeding and bruising. This risk is increased with the use of Aspirin and other blood-thinning medicines. The risk of bruising may be decreased by using cannulas for the injections. This is a more comfortable technique with decreased swelling and bruising. Read more...
Sure. Bruising is common with filler injections. Outright bleeding is less common, but can occur, especially in patients on blood thinners. Bleeding into an internal space, such as the orbit, would be rare, but can happen. Read more...
Yes. Bleeding can occur at the injection site. If the bleeding is under the skin, this is called a bruise. Avoid Aspirin and other blood thinners around the time of injection to minimize bleeding and bruising. Read more...
Bruising typically. Mild to moderate bruising can occur quite frequently with a filler injection but severe bleeding (internal or external) is typically not seen. Read more...

Please help! What is the difference between botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

Difference. Botox works mainly by temporarily inactivating muscles of the forehead and areas of the face thereby reducing deep facial wrinkles. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a filler which is directly injected in to the wrinkles until fullness is achieved. Read more...
BOTOX/RESTYLANE Diff. Botox is a nerve and muscle relaxant. It causes weakness in the muscles. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic gel that pumps up and fills soft tissue areas. Restylane (dermal fillers) does not change muscular function. Read more...
Botox/restylane. Botox is a neurotoxin injected into muscles to reduce dynamic wrinkles. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a filler that can fill in lines. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Read more...
Botox vs. Restylane (dermal fillers) Botox is a purified protein to reduce the appearance of creases between the brows, forehead, and around the eyes and mouth. Results are temporary lasting approximately 3-4 months in most facial areas and 2-3 months around the mouth. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic-based filler used to add fullness to hollow areas and by filling in moderate to severe wrinkles. Read more...

How do botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) injections differ?

Botox vs Fillers. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a dermal filler that uses a synthetic or natural substance to "fill in" hollow areas of the face. Botox is a safe toxin that weakens the muscles of facial expression. Once the resting tone of the treated muscle is weakened, the pull of the muscles relax and the overlying skin flattens. Read more...
Botox v restylane (dermal fillers) Botox is a neuromuscular blocking medication. It paralyzes the muscles in the area it is injected. By paralyzing the muscle it prevents the skin from wrinkling. Restylane is Hyaluronate a polysaccharide that is found in all living things. It's used as a filler to lift , fill and improve depressions caused by wrinkles. Most patients require a little of both to achieve optimal results. Read more...
Botox. Botox, Dysport and xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) act by relaxing muscles which are creating skin folds, like crows feet and frown lines.Dermal fillers such as retylane, Perlane an juvederm act by adding volume to tissues, such as in areas of fine lines or "deflated" cheeks or lips.They two groups often work well in concert.See a board certified facial plastic surgeon to determine if either (or both) would work for you. Read more...
Different actions. Botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) work in different ways to reduce wrinkles. Restylane (dermal fillers) physically "fills in" the valley of the crease. Botox works to relax the muscles nearby that are causing wrinkles, like a frown line between your brows. Some people will benefit from one or the other, depending on the area, or whether the wrinkle is present while your face is relaxed, or only when it moves. Read more...
Botox vs fillers. Botox toxins (botox, Dysport and xeomin) work on weakening the muscles of the face. Fillers (restylane, juvederm, perlane, (dermal fillers) sculptra and radiesse) work by replacing the fat and water lost in the face. The face is usually broken down into the upper and lower face. The upper face (from the lower eyelids and up) are usually treated with Botox toxins while the lower face is treated with fillers. Read more...
Botox/restylane. Botox is a neurotoxin injected into muscles to reduce dynamic wrinkles. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a filler that can fill in lines. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Read more...
Injectables. Botox is a neuromodulator which is used to relax muscles and reduce the resulting dynamic folds and wrinkles from repeated contraction of that muscle. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring connective tissue substance that is injected to reduce the appearance of static folds and wrinkles. They are both temporary and should be administered by a trained and experienced doctor. Read more...
Different drugs. Botox is what we call a neurotoxin. It's a purified protein that blocks the transmission of a signal from the nerve ending to the muscle. By doing so, it allows the muscle to relax and in turn, it gives the skin a chance to relax and the wrinkles disappear. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic acid that is injected under the skin to fill depressions. It's usually used to reduce laugh lines or plump the lips. Read more...
Different substances. Botox is a neurotoxin produced by the bacillus Clostridium Botulinum and causes muscle paralysis by preventing the release of acetylcholine from nerve terminals which would otherwise allow messages to be transmitted to muscles causing contraction. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a filler composed of hyaluronic acid (a complex sugar) which is used for non surgical facial rejuvenation. Read more...

What is the difference between botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

Big differences. Botox is used to soften facial muscle movement. This has the effect of minimizing lines and wrinkles that result from muscle contraction. Restylane, (dermal fillers) along with juvederm and belotoro, is a dermal filler that is used to fill facial folds as well as to augment cheeks, lips and temples. Fillers have no effect on muscle movement. These products are often used together for non-surgical rejuvenation. Read more...
Facial rejuvenation. Botox cosmetic is used to paralyze muscles that cause wrinkles when you animate, ie the vertical furrows between the eyebrows when we look angry. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a dermal filler that is used to fill wrinkles that are present at rest, ie the smile lines. Read more...
Huge difference . Botulinum toxin in the form of Dysport or xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) or Botox blocks the nerve signals which cause muscles to contract or sweat glands to secrete. This may relax the wrinkles or furrows produced by excessive muscle action or reduce sweating. Restylane is a recombinat human glycoproteins that is used to retire fullness in a desired location with effect of filling a depression. Read more...
Quit a bit. Botox and similar products such as Dysport relax the muscle that cause the wrinkles. Treatment sites are typically frown line between the eyes, forehead lines and crowfeet. Results last 3-4 months. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a volumizing filler that helps to plump deep creases, lines and the lips. Results typically last 6-8 months. Read more...
Apples and oranges. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a filler botox is a muscle paralyzing agent used for different problems sometimes together. Read more...
Botox/restylane. Botox is a neurotoxin injected into muscles to reduce dynamic wrinkles. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a filler that can fill in lines. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Read more...

Having Restylane (dermal fillers) injections in the lip area good idea?

Yes. Restylane (dermal fillers) is an excellent dermal filler with a proven track record of success. We use it commonly in the upper and lower lip areas. Read more...
Lip injections. There are many safe fillers for use in the lips and Restylane (dermal fillers) is one of them. Most hyaluronic acid fillers of moderate viscosity can be safely injected for lip augmentation. The key is not only choosing the right filler, but the injection technique used. Read more...
HA fillers & Lips. There are different hyaluronic acid fillers including Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm. They are excellent for lip enhancement. Make sure you see a facial plastic surgeon with experience as technique with injection is very important. Keeping the lips in balance can give you a great natural appearing enhancement. Read more...
Restylane (dermal fillers) for Lip. Most plastic surgeons and dermatologists prefer hyaluronic acid fillers for lip injection or augmentation. Hyaluronic acid is a material already found within the skin and naturally enhances the lips. Restylane is among a variety of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, which provides soft and natural results. Office treatments are quick and require minimal local anesthesia. Read more...
See an expert. Hyaluronic acids such as Restylane (dermal fillers) or juvederm are the most natural appearing fillers used in the lip region. If done well, it looks very natural and can really enhance your appearance and improve upon any flaws (ie: wrinkles, thin lips, lipstick lines). It also gives immediate gratification. But if done badly, it can look horrible and unnatural. Be sure to see an expert with a lot of experience. Read more...
Lip injections. Not all fillers have FDA approval for use in the lips. Speak to your surgeon prior to having injections. Read more...

What are risks of Restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

I've got an appointment for Restylane (dermal fillers) lip injections next month. What can I expect?

Fuller lips. This produce can be used in several areas of the lip. You can enhance the boarder where the red lip meets the flesh colored skin defining the shape a bit more. You can inject into the area where the pink moist surface meets the dry surface this will plump the lip. Lips swell and are painful to inject you may need a dental block for pain. Expect swelling for a few days . Read more...
Restylane (dermal fillers) Common side effects include swelling, redness, bruising, tenderness, or pain at the injection site. Read more...
Lip injections. Not all fillers have FDA approval for use in the lips, however, restylane (dermal fillers) does. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Read more...

I have an appointment for Restylane (dermal fillers) lip injections next month. What can I expect from the procedure?

Some discomfort. When the areas are anesthetized prior to injection of the restylane. Later there will be swelling and bruising of the areas with mild pain that can be treated with ice and tylenol (acetaminophen). Read more...
Swelling then sexy. Expect swelling for 1 to 2 days. You may also have some bruising. Once this settles, you will have fuller, sexy-looking lips. If, for some reason, you don't like the final result, Restylane (dermal fillers) can actually be reversed/dissolved. So there is no great risk and you will probably love the result. Read more...
Lip Plumping. You may experience some stinging from the injections while the procedure is being performed. Physicians have a variety of ways of reducing this discomfort. Afterwards you will have some swelling and bruising for a few days. When that settles down, you may have some small areas that may require a touch up for symmetry. The results of the injection can last for several months. Read more...
You'll be. A little swollen for the first few days, perhaps with some minor bruising...And then it should settle in, and look nice. Think about the type of lip shaping you want before you go, so you can describe what you want. Read more...
Restylane (dermal fillers) for lips. restylane (dermal fillers) is FDA approved for lip augmentation. In experienced hands, you can expect natural looking full lips. Sometimes there can be swelling or bruising after injection. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Read more...