It is 9 days after my Restylane injection in eye trough and I still have bruise. Will it go away? (photo)

Will this awful looking bruise go away? I have read about staining and now I'm INCREDIBLY nervous. It bruised immediately and the other bruises On sides of cheek already went away, making me more nervous that this one may not. This was 9 days ago.

Doctor Answers 8

Bruisestick ointment for undereye bruising.

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Bruising underneath the eyes can be improved by using Bruisestick Arnica ointment twice daily to the skin. 

Bruising following treatment with filler for the tear trough

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Residual bruising following treatment with filler for the tear trough is not abnormal after 9 days. It can take two weeks to resolve, and sometimes longer depending on the patient. I would recommend following up with your physician who performed the injections, as he/she knows the extent of your treatment and will be able to advise you. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Your bruise will clear up

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Your bruise will likely clear up during the next 1-2 weeks. I recommend taking oral arnica supplements to expedite the clearance. Lasers, such as Vbeam and KTP, or pulsed light treatments can also help.

In the future, you can prevent this type of bruise by having your contouring treatments with a cannula rather than a needle.

Good luck!

Daniel Levy, MD
Bellevue Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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It is 9 days after my Restylane injection in eye trough and I still have bruise. Will it go away?

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There is a higher risk of bruising when applying a filler to the tear troughs due to thin skin around the eyes, this is common and you shouldn't worry, give it a full 2-3 weeks to heal before seeing your final result

Bruising under eye after Restylane

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It is possible to get bruising under the eye after a Restylane injection there. Bruising can vary in severity and how long it lasts, but in most cases, it should resolve completely. 9 days is not an unusual amount of time for a bruise to still be present, so I would try and give it some more time. If you feel it's still there after a couple of weeks and not improving, contact your injecting physician.

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