Belotero Swelling After Injection to Tear Trough 4 Days Ago? (photo)

Post procedure looked great. Following 2 days I have swelling, seems like a puffy water bag, not sure it's typical swelling or the product settling in the wrong area? Photo 1- pre Photo-2-immediately after Photo 3-4 days post

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Belotero Injections

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Belotero is a great substance to inject under the eyes. It is normal to have swelling and bruising for up to two weeks after the injections.  I would wait two weeks and then evaluate the areas injected at that time.

Swelling under the eyes after Belotero injection

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Belotero is composed of hyaluronic acid which has a high affinity to bind water. Additionally, the injection process of a needle contacting your skin will also release small quantities of a substance called histamine, which can lead to temporary swelling of the skin. All together, it is common for the first few days to weeks to experience swelling following Belotero or any injectable hyaluronic acid. Sleeping on 2 pillows at night and cool compresses can assist with the swelling. I would recommend contacting your treating physician if there is any persistent swelling over two weeks, in order for you to receive the appropriate evaluation. 

Belotero Swelling After Injection to Tear Trough 4 Days Ago?

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Swelling is very common after having fillers injected, give it a full two weeks to settle before seeing your final result.

George T. Boris, MD, FRCS - Account Suspended
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon

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We typically use Belotero for the undereyes. Because it is a filler that can be used for thin areas of skin, there is sometimes more bruising. We utilize the Plato's Bruise Balm twice daily to counteract the bruising. 


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