The recovery from Restylane side effects will vary from person to person, but you can help minimize these side effects by applying ice packs and avoiding strenuous exercise for a few days after your procedure. Dr. Mani will provide you with a set of pre- and post-procedure instructions that will also help decrease the risk of excessive bruising and swelling. Typically, these instructions will include:
- Ice packs or cold compresses
- Avoid certain medications and supplements, including ibuprofen and other non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, warfarin, and vitamin E supplements
- Avoid sunbathing, sun exposure, and extreme heat from saunas or tanning beds
- Ample recovery time before you resume all your activities
The best way to decrease the risk of side effects and complications is to follow Dr. Mani’s instructions both before and after your procedure.