Restylane injections are a popular way to add volume and fullness to the skin, correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, and treat nasolabial folds and marionette lines. However, it is common for patients to experience bumps after treatment. This is usually due to swelling and bruising from the injections themselves, which should naturally disappear within the first week. In some cases, hyaluronidase may be used to dissolve the product if the bumps don't resolve on their own within a month.
When it comes to Restylane injections, it is normal to experience a slight swelling after the injection, particularly around the eyes and lips. This is due to the product absorbing water and the “injection trauma”. Generally, this should take two weeks to completely calm down. It is also common for patients to feel bumps on their skin days after treatment.
These bumps are usually caused by swelling and bruising from the injections themselves. If they don't resolve on their own within a month, your provider may use hyaluronidase to dissolve them. Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for subtle lip augmentation and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth. It is composed of a smaller and softer gel than other Restylane products, resulting in a smoother and more precise result.
Shocks close to the skin after a Restylane injection are caused by the injector pressing on the plunger while the needle is withdrawn. Many people say that after injections of Restylane, they may feel lumps under the skin for a long time. Skin reactions or prolonged inflammation related to Restylane injection are extremely rare. To reduce any discomfort or swelling, I recommend that patients gently apply ice to the areas where fillers were injected for the first three days after treatment.
With full treatment, you can see lasting results for up to 18 months with Restylane, although results may vary between patients. The good news is that if you have small bumps after treatment with Restylane that don't resolve in time, hyaluronic acid gels can be easily dissolved with hyaluronidase injection (Amphadase or Vitrase). This will help reduce any discomfort or swelling.