I have a black eye and increased wrinkles after Belotero & Juvaderm, is this normal?
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Bruising after filler
Chase Lay, MD
Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon
Black eye and increased wrinkles after Belotero & Juvaderm, is this normal?
However, there is less of a risk (and severity) for these issues if the surgeon uses a cannula rather than a needle. Think of a cannula as a needle but blunted at the very tip, therefore it is less sharp and less likely to cause bleeding and therefore bruising. It is also considered mush safer to inject filler around the eyes with a cannula rather than a needle.
Although there is no photograph to determine the best treatment for you, the best solution for eyelid bags is typically a lower blepharoplasty, because fillers like Belotero and Juvederm can often make the bags look worse in some patients. The fillers attract water creating a more puffy appearance.
The bruising will improve with time but a KTP laser or an IPL treatment can hasten the resolution of the bruise.
I hope this helps.
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