Restylane Risks and Side Effects

Restylane Risks and Side Effects

Restylane is a dermal filler used by cosmetic surgeons to diminish the appearance of moderate facial lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth. It is also injected into lips to create a fuller appearance. By and large, Restylane is a standard treatment that is considered safe by cosmetic doctors. Over the thousands of Restylane injections done since its FDA approval in 2003, a very low percentage of patients have reported experiencing side effects and complications.

Restylane Side Effects

For the most part, the side effects of Restylane injections have been described as moderate or mild. They include swelling, slight bruising, tenderness, headache, nausea, pain at injection site, and redness. These effects usually disappear within hours or days of the procedure. On seldom occasions, patients may experience muscle weakness, which typically subsides within days of the procedure, though severe cases may last months.

Restylane has rarely been known to cause a condition known as the Tyndall effect, which occurs when Restylane is injected into the skin at too shallow a depth. The Tyndall effect appears as a bluish or grayish discoloration on the skin.

How to Avoid and Treat Restylane Side Effects

Since the Tyndall effect is a result of improper injection, it can be avoided by choosing a sufficiently-qualified cosmetic surgeon. In terms of treatment, the Tyndall effect, along with other persisting negative effects of Restylane, can be corrected with injections of hyaluronidase, an enzyme that breaks down Restylane.

Though Restylane has gone through extensive clinical trials and post marketing surveillance since its inception, it has not been evaluated on individuals who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years old, or prone to keloidal or hypertrophic scarring.

Botox Forum recommends that you discuss the possibilities for side effects with a qualified skin care specialist. Contact us to learn more about Restylane or to schedule a free consultation with skin care clinic in your area.

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