Could seasonal allergies be causing the swelling that has appeared three weeks after Juvederm Volume?
I had juvaderm voluma three weeks ago for volume in my upper cheek area. I had moderate bruising that took about two weeks to go away. In the past few days, I have had red, swollen areas just below the lower eyelid, near the ridge, on both sides. Also has become painful to the touch. I had been happy with the voluma and subsequent lift, and still am, but unsure why this swelling has occurred. I do suffer serious seasonal allergies and am wondering if this could have caused this. Ideas?
Doctor Answers (1)
Your description of redness and tenderness under your eye, after a nearby filler injection, is concerning for a possible skin infection or cellulitis. If the area is warm along with red and tender that is very suspicious for cellulitis. I would recommend you see your doctor ASAP because a skin infection near the eye can be quite serious and require oral or IV antibiotics.
It it is unlikely seasonal allergies would give the redness and tenderness you describe.
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