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Is Discoloration from Restylane Permanent?

I had restylane under my eyes three months ago and developed dark discoloration under the eyes about a week after the injections. My Dr. said it was tyndall effect but I went to another expert who disagreed and thought it was hyperpigmantation. Is it possible this is permanent? How can I fix it?

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Discoloration after restylane

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If the discoloration you are suffering with is blue then it is the tyndall effect form the filler and could be dissolved.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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If discoloration is bluish in color, it may be due to the product itself

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If discoloration is bluish in color, it may be due to the product itself and may last a very long time, but it’s not permanent. If it’s a bruise it will not last a long time.

Four Ways to Minimize Discoloration After Restylane

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1.  Minimize Brusing At All Cost:  relaxation, laughing gas, ice compresses, Arnica, avoidance of blood thinners

2.  Conservative Volume

3.  Deep Injection Rather than Superficial Placement

4.  Bleaching:  skin brighteners, bleachers, peels.  This does indeed take a while to work

George Sun, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon

Hyperpigmentation is usually temporary

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Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is usaully temporary and can improve with multiple chemical peels, topical therapy (creams with lightening agents) and religious use of sunscreen.The treatment time may take a year or more.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
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Hyaluronidase may be your answer

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Best way to know is to get some hyaluronidase treatment done. If it was the Restylane it should go away, though for some reason the Tyndall effect can remain a few more months after the filler is removed. It is easier to tell whether this is pigmentation. The doctor can pull the skin to see and may even use a Wood's lamp for it.

Hassan Galadari, MD
Dubai Dermatologist

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