I had restylane in tear troughs over one month ago. I had severe bruising in left eye. That same eyes is still dark underneath. More purplish than blue and more so in certain light. Why has this happened? When will it go away? And will this happen if I do it again? Any suggestions? I'm sad:(
Tyndall Effect? (photo)
Doctor Answers (2)
Restylane, tear troughs
It looks to me as though the discoloration you have on the left is pigmentation (hemosiderin) secondary to the bruising you had after the injection. This does not look like the Tyndall effect of Restylane. This should resolve spontaneously and may or may not happen again with any subsequent injections. Treatment of this at this point must consist of daily use of a good sunscreen over the area since the sun will darken this. A bleaching cream with hydroquinone and possibly tretinoin may be of some benefit in helping to resolve this more quickly. Good luck.
Bruising around eye?
It looks like you have residual bruising more than a Tyndall effet response. Usually this gets better with time. The eye region is very senstitive to the bruising.
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