Swelling or too much Restylane under eye? (photos)
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Bags following injection of Restylane
Allergic reactions to hyaluronic acid fillers are rare, but other factors may have caused a reaction
First a bit about my background — I’m a Board-certified cosmetic surgeon and a Fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, practicing in Manhattan and Long Island for over 20 years. Injectable fillers are something I use consistently in my practice to rejuvenate the areas around the eyes, so I can certainly give you my perspective on this matter.
First of all, I think you were quite resourceful in putting yourself on prednisone, however, it is always important to take drugs like prednisone under proper medical supervision. Secondly, I’m wondering whether you experienced some type of allergic reaction to the hyaluronic acid filler. Such occurrences are so exceedingly rare that we don’t routinely do skin testing for people before we do the injection, so I wonder if perhaps you had a sensitivity to the topical anesthetic, the moisturizer, or makeup you used after the procedure. This is something you need to determine so as to avoid further reactions like this. Prednisone is certainly of value, but you should still have a discussion regarding this with your doctor, or meet with an allergist to understand why your eyes were swollen shut.
In terms of the lump, it is probably just some excess filler material placed in an undesirable location, which you can have dissolved with hyaluronidase. Ultimately, I strongly recommend that you meet with your doctor and figure out what you are sensitive to to get your eyes swollen shut. Allergies should not be treated lightly and swept under the table, so you want to really look at possible causes and how to address it.
I hope that was helpful and I wish you the best of luck!
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Restylane - Swelling Under Eyes?
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You can definitely have swelling a few days later so I would wait at least one week to assess the full results. Please consult your dermatologist to evaluate the situation. Next time perhaps you should consider Belotero. Best, Dr. Green
Needs more time
Needs more time.
Ice can still help.
See your doctor next week for a another look
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