Removing Discoloration After Juvederm Injection on Darker Skin?
- Asked by virginia402 in Virginia Beach
- 3 years ago
Hello, I received a Juvederm injection under my eyes 3 weeks ago. One week later, I noted a perpetual blue-brown pooling/circle like ring around one eye. And more like a line down another. I have attached a picture.
My injecting doctor, well-known in this area has attempted to used a little hyaluronidase to take away some of the Juvederm. This has done little to improve it, and said it might be hemosiderin staining. What can be done about this, as I was told some lasers are unsafe on darker skin? Is this permananent?
Tyndall effect with Juvederm
Lasers will not help with this problem, especially with darker skinned individuals in general, and specifically, this is a well described phenomenon known as the Tyndall effect with light refraction and if hyaluronidase did not help, extraction may help (MAY). Restylane is more suitable for injection in the tear trough areas.
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Discoloration after filler
The bluish hue is formthe tyndall effect of the product being too superficial. If hyaluronidase did not help, you may need the product extracted with a needle.
This is called the TYNDALL effect
This is generally treated by extracting the product with a small needle (DONE BY YOUR PHYSICIAN) and injection of Hyaluronidase.
This treatment may have to be repeated for this material to dissolve totally.
Discoloration after hyaluronic acid
I do not see an attached photo, sorry. Regardless, if the darkness is related to the product, then more hyaluronidase may be helpful. If there is product that is felt as an excess when the skin is squeezed between two fingers, then it might e extracted by making a very small needle prick or incision, by the doctor. Please don't try this yourself as it may cause a bad infection without the sterile supplies. hemosiderin is rare to last long on the face, but post inflammatory hyperpigmentation from trauma might last for many months. The latter might improve with a lightening cream that can be prescribed, but your dermatologist would have to make that determination. Treating post inflammatory hyperpigmenation with lasers in skin of color, often creates darker skin as a reaction and I would avoid this unless all other treatments that are considered safe are tried first. Good luck.
Removing discoloration after Juvederm injection
When HA fillers are injected superficially, the hyaluronic acid looks blue under the skin. This is the Tyndall effect. It is unlikely this is hemosiderin unless you had a bruise from the injection. Darker skin does NOT do well with the visible light lasers used to fade hemosiderin. Your doctor might try nicking the skin and milking out some of the filler, or repeating the hyaluronidase injection. It is unlikely this is permanent, but untreated it can last more than a year.
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