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Restylane recovery time - how long before I look normal in the lip area?
I am having restylane lip injections on a Friday night and I have appointments to attend to on the Monday afternoon. Although I am very excited about the treatment - and I have had restylane before in my cheeks without dramatic swelling - I know the lip area is different. I also know that each person is different in terms of how they react to the treatment but....what I am really asking is, in general 2.5 days after treatment...will I look normal? :)
Lip augmentation with products like Restylane and Juvederm can give excellent results when done properly, but most patients can expect to look a little "done" and overcorrected from the swelling for about 6 days or so. If the doctor is conservative in the volume injected and a little thoughtful about technique, it shouldn't look *too* crazy a couple days later, but it *will* likely be noticeable.
Your swelling should be mostly resolved by the next day, depending on how much Restylane you use. I have to say that my preference in the lips is for Juvederm - I find that it is a bit softer, lasts longer and results in a bit less swelling than Restylane. I usually use 1 to 1.5 syringes for both lips - 0.5 to 0.75 cc per lip - to ensure that the results look natural and never overdone. So, if you are concerned about being OK 2.5 days later, use 0.5 cc per lip.
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