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Had Restalyne Yesterday to Replace Belotero That Was Dissolved. This Morning It is Very Swollen. How Long Will It Last? (photo)

It seems to be swelling all the way to right below my eye. I did ice all yesterday and I am taking arnica. Is there anything else I can do? I want to make sure this is just swelling and not excess product.

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Swelling after Restylane treatment

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You will experience swelling the day after your treatment, and it can take up to
a few weeks to dissolve. Arnica will help with bruising that is present. As of
now, there is not much else you can do except wait a bit for the swelling to
resolve. How long after having the Belotero dissolved did you have the
Restylane? It is advised to wait a week or two before having another treatment.
It can typically take up to a few weeks for the swelling to resolve. In general,
the side effects of having Restylane in the tear trough are:

1) Light bruising
2) Swelling
3) Redness

I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.


Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling following Restylane treatment

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Swelling can last 2 weeks or more following treatment. I would recommend giving it some time, as the swelling will improve. If there is excess filler present, it can be dissolved with the enzyme hyaluronidase if necessary. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Restylane and under-eye swelling

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I would wait minimally 2 weeks before returning to your provider for follow up. Swelling increases then comes down, and tear troughs can correct nicely if they weren't over-filled at the initial treatment.

Sam Naficy, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 130 reviews

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Swelling can last up to 2 weeks with fillers, especially around the thin-skinned eye area. At this point it's too hard to assess if you have too much filler, or just swelling. Ice and Arnica are fine to continue. Please keep your hands away from the area and don't press on it. That can actually make the swelling worse anyway. At 10-14 days, you can visit your injector again for an assessment if the area doesn't look the way you had intended. But don't do anything until then, give it time to settle down.

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