It's been 6 months since I received juvederm under my eyes and the cheeks. I still have blue color in the inside corner of my right eye. Also, it gets swellen several times per day, having a disformed face. It is strange because this is not hapening every day. I live in Athens - Greece and i wouls appreciate your time and advise. I am sending photos and one of them is when the swelling is very bad. Regards Sofia.
6 Months After Juvederm My Face is Still Swelling Throughout the Day, What Can I Do? (photo)?
Doctor Answers (4)
Intermittant Swelling of Cheeks and Eyelids Post Juvederm
As others have said, most of us do not use Juvederm in the eyelids because it absorbs water and tissue fluids causing the swelling you describe. This is unusual on the cheeks. Dr. Bloom described the blue color. All of this will resolve as the Juvederm absorbs, but I would not wait that long. The injection of a hyaluronidase will dissolve the Juvederm so you don't have to deal with this.
Tyndall effect & Swelling with Juvederm
What appears to be going on is what is known as the "Tyndall effect" from too superficial of an injection of the filler. When light hits the area, the bluish discoloration is what you see in this case.
Also, when you start to learn a lot about the individual hyaluronic acid fillers, you will find out that Juvederm has the capacity of swelling 6 times more than Restylane. For this reason, I only inject Restylane around the eyes and educate my patients about this.
Juvederm and swelilng and blue color
Blue color may be from too superficial an injection technique. As for the swelling this may also be from the filler which works a bit by water absorption. See a doctor for evaluation. It will eventually go away on its own or you can have it dissolved.