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Bruising after restylane - how long?!?

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Bruising after restylane - how long?!?

Postby graceless_lady » Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:10 pm

If I'd seen this messageboard before I had restylane, I don't think I'd have gone through with it...have read a few horror stories that have frightened me pretty damn good.

Anyway, I had restlane nose>mouth 9 days ago and there is still a visible bruise on one side. The swelling has mercifully gone down (it was very raised but ice and massage helped), but a greeny/yellowy discoloration remains. I can conceal it with make-up, but it's worrying me that it hasn't gone away as it's been over a week. The problem side in question was actually the side that barely needed it...I suspect I received a bit more than I needed.

Grateful for any advice on offer!
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Postby DCNGA » Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:51 pm

Wish I could help but I've only bruised one time and very slightly. But, it did take that tiny bruise about 10 days to be completely gone. The yellow color is the tail end of bruising. I bet by Monday it will all mostly be gone.

Good luck.

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restylane

Postby fillerherup » Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:54 pm

has anyone else here used perlane injectables..it's the sister of restylane and I had it done today to fill out cheek areas.
Did not require any anesthesia blockss..had a great injector..used the fan technique so only two injection sites....
cost here in torono was good at 250.00 per syringe-used two...
hoping anyone else here has done perlane and can tell me how long it lasted...supposed to last 8-12 months...its a thicked version of restylane hich helps better for facial contouring...
anybody else have experience ?

thanks...and love this site...very good info ![/b]
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Postby GeminiJay » Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:26 am

Can you tell me what the "fan technique" is.
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Postby DCNGA » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:38 am

Injection techniques, explained, from a medical website:

1. Linear threading technique:

The full length of the needle is inserted in the middle of the wrinkle and the substance is injected while pulling the needle slowly backwards so that the threads of the gel are placed lengthwise in the wrinkle.

2. Serial puncture technique:

Multiple injections are placed serially along the length of the treated wrinkle/fold. It is made closely together so that it merges into a smooth continuous line which lifts the wrinkle.

3. Fan technique:

The needle is inserted at the periphery of the area to be treated as when using the linear threading technique. After injecting one line the direction of the needle is changed and injected as before along a new line.

4. Cross hatching technique:

The needle is inserted at the periphery of the area intended to be augmented and injected as when using the linear threading technique. The needle is withdrawn from the skin and inserted 5-10 nm adjacent to the first puncture site and injected in the same way. This procedure can then be repeated at right angles to the original lines.
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Postby Bugjune » Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:49 pm

Hi graceless_lady,
Wish I could give a more informed answer ... but I also think your bruise will fade SLOWLY away! After I got just 1/2 a syringe of Resty in my left N/L fold last fall, I ended up with a dime-sized patch of broken capillaries! Real red! Could not conceal it very well, but luckily it faded away in exactly 8 days.

Now I've got tiny bruises from my recent Juvederm injections (again, the N/L folds plus under my eyes) that are still with me 10 days later! But I refuse to get discouraged. I hope to WILL these bruises away so I can enjoy the much-improved fullness from Juvey.

I think Resty injections are more prone to bruising, breaking veins and capillaries, etc., cuz it's a thicker gel than Juvederm. Also, when you think about the bazillion of capillaries under our faces, it's a wonder the needle puts the filler in the right place at all!

Have you tried topical Arnica gel? I've never used it, but hear it's for fading bruises away. Good luck to you.
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permanent discoloration

Postby callmetrixie » Wed May 09, 2007 8:35 pm

Had restylane injected into marrionette lines 3 weeks ago and am now left with dark, bluish marks, about an inch long and 1/8" thick on both sides of my mouth! Have read that folks with olive skin tones have had this problem but I am fair skinned. I am completely discouraged and am planning to contact the doctor who did the procedure. Can anyone offer any hope? Makes me crazy to think it cost me $500.00 to look worse than before.
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Postby DCNGA » Wed May 09, 2007 8:41 pm

Hmmmm....that's odd. Kind of sound like "needle tracks" but gee I am not sure.

Ask Dr. Naderi or Dr. Mani on this forum what they think.

Take care and I hope it resolves.

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Postby deblparker » Wed May 09, 2007 9:31 pm

Hi

I also have a blue mark from Restylane. I had it done 6 weeks ago. I actually read the medical documentation from the Restylane website and it states that blue/gray discoloration is a side effect that can happen. I am very fair skinned so it doesn't just happen to dark complexions. From what others have said on this board, it does tend to go away when the Restylane dissipates. Some said it never went away but most people said it either completely went away or faded quite a bit when the Restylane dissipates. But, I know that can be a long time to wait. If I had known this was a potential side effect, I never would have had it done. If your marks are really bad, you doctor can inject something to dissolve the Restylane (I don't know the name of it offhand, but there is something they can inject to dissolve it). You may want to ask your doctor about it. The mark I have isn't very large and I can cover it up so I'm going to just wait it out. Hope this helps.
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Postby GeminiJay » Thu May 10, 2007 2:42 am

I was told that the reason a blue discoloration can occur is if the injection is done too superficially. Apparently with Perlane you must go deeper with each injection as it is a denser consistency, hence my doc said it's less likely with Perlane than with the other Resty products.

Did Deb, and our other lady with blue discoloration have Perlane in the N/L folds? Or did they have standard Resty for fine lines?
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Postby GeminiJay » Thu May 10, 2007 2:45 am

I was told that the reason a blue discoloration can occur is if the injection is done too superficially. Apparently with Perlane you must go deeper with each injection as it is a denser consistency, hence my doc said it's less likely with Perlane than with the other Resty products.

Did Deb, and our other lady with blue discoloration have Perlane in the N/L folds? Or did they have standard Resty for fine lines?
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Postby deblparker » Thu May 10, 2007 6:58 am

I had the resty in the NL folds. I also read that it caused by the injection done too superficially. I think in the one spot that I can see blue, he did that one too superficially. There seems to be so much that can go wrong with the resty injections and it really does depend on the skill of the injector. I never had any problems when he did collagen or botox, just with the resty. I decided not to do resty again.
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Postby natasha1 » Thu May 10, 2007 1:02 pm

I totally agree, this is skill of injector.I had it the first time in n/l with "high profile" surgeon and it left blue marks for almost a year.I had it again under my eyes and in marionette lines(which are more prone to discoloration than n/l) , had a little bruising in marionette lines, no bruising in TT and 4 months later still happy.
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Has anyone had blue line for Juvederm?

Postby GeminiJay » Thu May 10, 2007 5:52 pm

I was wondering if Juvederm was any better for the easying the problem of blue lines.

Has anyone yet had blue lines (not talking about brusing)from Juvederm?
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Postby marksy » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:59 am

I share your concern about bruising/ blue marks that won't go away. It was my third Resty treatment but if I had seen this forum before I would not have had any of them. The first two were to correct an unbalanced lip and they didn't work and left lumps throughout my lip that are still there but not noticeable except to me. Third one was for vertical "smokers pout" lines above lip (I do not smoke). This has left lumps above lip and an appearance of a ridge along my lip's outline. but worst of all it has also left two blue-gray smudges that have not faded at all in a week. I have posted in reply to other people on this subj. but can't seem to find anyone whose marks were treated successfully in any way. Restylane is recommended for these over-lip lines but I will never have it again. And my practitioner is well known and regarded as "good"!
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