Restylane in Tear Troughs
Thank you for your question and photos. It is not uncommon for Restylane (or any hyaluronic acid filler, for that matter) to cause some swelling. Even a tiny bit of swelling in such a small area as the tear troughs will look pretty obvious. Without a "before" picture, I do not have a comparison, but both of your lower eyelids and tear troughs appear swollen, which, in turn, is causing the exaggerated wrinkles. I usually tell my patients to be mentally prepared to be a bit swollen for up to two weeks. If after two weeks the swelling persists, I then will start to entertain ideas that it might be something other than routine swelling. For now, I would recommend that you simply give it more time. You could also try the supplement, arnica, in either tablet or cream form. Also, let your doctor's office know of your concerns, they may want you to come in for an exam.
Swelling and wrinkles after Restylane
Thank you for sharing your concerns. Sometime swelling develops a few days following injection of the tear troughs. This should subside within a week. See your doctor at that point if you are dissatisfied. Good luck,
Explanation maybe due to ongoing swelling after the injection procedure. Give the swelling some time to dissipate and follow-up with your physician.