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I have a lump in my lower eyelid after Restylane® treatment. What can I do?

Published onSeptember 3, 2012

Restylane® is a popular filler because it is safe, relatively long-lasting, and has many cosmetic uses that can improve your facial appearance without surgery. Additionally, its non-permanence can be viewed as an advantage because it allows you to “try it out” and see if you like the results. Both Restylane® injections and reversal of its effects through a simple procedure are surprisingly comfortable, adding to the filler’s utility and popularity.

If you are ever dissatisfied with a Restylane® treatment, or have a lump due to its placement, the good news continues: this lump or any unwanted Restylane® is easy to remove by an injection of hyaluronidase. This is an enzyme that breaks down the Restylane®, in essence “erasing” it. It can also be used to “feather” a treatment to make it satisfactory. If you have a lump in your lower eyelid after under eye Restylane® treatment, we advise you to consult with your original cosmetic surgeon to have this easily removed. Or, if you are seeking a second opinion or feel that your original doctor may not be a specialist in under eye Restylane®, it’s always okay to seek a second opinion. Dr. Steinsapir routinely provides second opinions and offers enzyme treatment for hyaluronic acid filler complications caused by other practitioners. This actually is very common due to the large number of filler treatments performed by underqualified injectors that work at facilities such as medi-spas

Most often, individuals are very pleased with their Restylane® results. However, in the event that you experience a lump or any unwanted effect, your outcome is easily adjustable with hyaluronidase. Don’t wait for the treatment to get better on its own. Because these products persist, in many cases the issue that bothers you can persist as long as the treatment itself. This can be years. This enzyme is also effective for Juvederm and Restylane Lyft®, other hyaluronic acid fillers. Always make sure you receive Restylane® treatment from a specialized physician, rather than from a nurse at a spa or doctor’s assistant.

Deepfill™ Restylane® is a method invented by Dr. Steinsapir, who is counted among the leading 3% of Restylane® and Restylane Lyft® providers in the U.S. This technique addresses dark circles under the eyes that are the optical result of a tissue volume deficiency in this region. As a leader in cosmetic facial treatments with particular understanding of how all aesthetic elements of the face relate to the eye and to each other, Dr. Steinsapir makes Restylane® treatments a major specialty of his practice in Beverly Hills. If you are seeking facial improvement through Restylane® treatment or wish to correct any unwanted effect, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steinsapir.

About Dr. Steinsapir

Dr. Steinsapir is a board certified eye surgeon and fellowship-trained in oculoplastic surgery and cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles where he specializes in balanced facial cosmetic surgery for natural results, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, fast recovery time, and leadership in medical technology. Dr. Steinsapir has a private practice and also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Steinsapir’s experience and training make him an expert in cosmetic surgery, which can be a vital part of your evidence-based treatment plan.

Services described may be “off-label” and lack FDA approval. This article is informational and does not constitute an advertisement for off-label treatment. No services should be provided without a good faith examination by a licensed physician or surgeon and an informed consent with a discussion of risks, benefits, alternatives, and the likelihood of treatment success. Only you and your treating physician or surgeon can determine if a treatment is right for you.