Disadvantages of Restylane Sub Q


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As with any procedure such as the Restylane Sub Q treatments, there are some disadvantages to be cautious of and although Restylane Sub Q has many advantages, it is worth noting possible drawbacks involved with the treatment.

One of these is the fact that although the results last for quite a long period of time compared to other dermal fillers, they are not permanent. Hyaluronic acid breaks down naturally in the body over a certain period of time, leaving no traces and returning your appearance to how it previously looked. This means that you will require repeat procedures for the rest of your life if you wish to maintain the results. If you believe that you would wish to undergo repeat procedures it may be worth considering permanent options such as surgery. Although cosmetic surgery would cost more initially and carries a few more dangers, the results would be permanent and could save you money in the long run.

Undergoing procedures such as treatment with Restylane Sub Q can become addictive. This means that although you may decide to undergo the first treatment as a one off for a special occasion, you may find yourself booking more and more procedures as time progresses. It is important that you are honest with yourself about the possibility of this happening and that you are willing to cope with it if it does occur.

In some cases repeat procedures of Restylane Sub Q have been known to weaken the skin around the treatment area. This can cause complications as you undergo further treatments and could result in scarring. This does not happen to everyone, however, so is definitely worth talking to your practitioner about if it concerns you in any way.

It is important that you are aware of these disadvantages before you decide whether to undergo treatment with Restylane Sub Q. Knowing the disadvantages as well as the advantages of the treatment will allow you to make an informed decision as to whether or not Restylane Sub Q is a suitable treatment for you. A good way to get more information is to have a look on forums for beauty treatments such as this and ask other people who have had experience of Restylane Sub Q any questions that you may have.

Risks and Complications of Restylane Sub Q Treatments

Although Restylane Sub Q is considered to be a safe procedure as it is very rare for people to suffer from complications, there are some risks of which you should be aware before deciding to undergo the treatment.

Common Side Effects Related to Restylane Sub Q Treatments

There are a few side effects, which are likely to develop in most people who have Restylane Sub Q injections. Whilst these are common they do not pose a long term threat to your health or your appearance. However you should be aware of what to expect as a result of treatment with Restylane Sub Q.

Common side effects include:

  • Redness
  • Soreness
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Bruising

These side effects will usually correct themselves after three to seven days and are usually no cause for concern. If you are experiencing discomfort you can control this with over the counter pain killers. If any of these side effects last for more than a week you should seek medical advice to ensure that you are not having an adverse reaction to the treatment.

Infection from Restylane Sub Q Injections

Although it is considered to be a non- invasive procedure, Restylane Sub Q treatment does actually involve breaking the skin with a needle. This can allow bacteria and other infections to enter your body and cause an infection in the treatment site. Whilst this is rare, it can occur after any treatment of this nature. It is worth noting that you are particularly liable to infection if your immune system was already compromised.

Signs that you have developed an infection include:

  • Heat in  the treatment area
  • Prolonged swelling and hardening in the treatment area
  • Prolonged redness of the treatment area
  • Increased discomfort and pain in the treatment area
  • Discharge from the injection site

If you believe that you have contracted an infection as a result of Restylane Sub Q it is important that you seek immediate medical advice. You should follow the advice of your GP on things such as cleaning the treatment area and taking anti- biotic medication. The quicker you treat the infection, the less risk you will have of further complications and scarring.

Adverse Reaction to Restylane Sub Q Dermal Fillers

It is very rare to have an adverse reaction to the Restylane Sub Q treatments as they are comprised of Hyaluronic acid – a completely naturally occurring product already found in the body. For this reason, it is not necessary to undergo a pre-test before your initial treatment.

However, although it is extremely rare, it is still possible to have an adverse reaction to Restylane Sub Q. When this occurs it can cause long term side effects, so it is important that you seek medical advice as soon as possible. You should be aware of the signs of an allergic reaction so that you can seek medical aid if one occurs. These signs include:

  • Prolonged redness of the treatment area
  • Pain in the treatment area
  • Prolonged itching of the treatment area
  • Severe and long lasting bruising of the treatment area
  • Prolonged swelling of the treatment area
  • Prolonged firmness in the treatment area
  • Discolouration of the treatment area
  • Abscesses at the treatment site

If you are worried that you have had an adverse reaction to Restylane Sub Q it is very important that you seek medical advice straight away. Failure to do so could lead to serious complications, such as the development of abscesses at the treatment site, which can cause permanent scarring. Again, the quicker that you react to any possible complications, the easier the problem should be to solve.

Red Nodules after Restylane Sub Q Treatments

Some people develop red nodules on and around the treatment area after undergoing a procedure with Restylane Sub Q. This usually occurs as the result of a mistake made during the procedure. It can be caused by a bacterial contamination where the Restylane Sub Q has been incorrectly stored. It can also be caused where an excess of Restylane Sub Q is injected into the treatment area and where the injection causes damage to the blood vessels surrounding the treatment area.

Red nodules can become extremely sore and painful. If caused by a bacterial infection they can be treated with anti- biotic medication. If this is not the case the treatment involves the drainage of fluid from the nodules, however this does not prevent them from coming back.

Resolving the Complications of Restylane Sub Q Dermal Fillers

If you are having severe problems as a result of your Restylane Sub Q treatment it may be necessary to remove the product from the treatment area. This involves injecting an enzyme into the treatment area to speed the process which causes the Restylane Sub Q to biodegrade. The enzyme used in this situation would be hyaluronidase. However this does not come without its own risks so should be seen as a last resort only. Your practitioner will do their best to treat and advise you without resorting to an enzyme injection.


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