Puffy cheeks/eyes after filler. (photos)
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Swelling after Restylane
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler and attracts water. What you are seeing is this. This can happen when the filler is superficially (close to the surface of the skin). You can have some or all of the filler dissolved with hyaluronidase. I recommend having this evaluated by your treating physician.
Filler causing festoons
Hyaluronic acid fillers can attract water- some more than others. If you have a tendency toward fluid cheek bags (fluid festoons) then the fillers can exacerbate them, particularly if the filler is placed superficially (close to the skin surface). You may wish to have some of the filler reduced with an enzyme injection. I suggest you see your injector to discuss.
It looks like malar edema and that can be contributed to by the fillers which retain fluid. Best of luck.
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Swelling following injection of Restylane
Thank you for sharing your question. It appears you have fluid retention in the area where Restylane was injected. Vitrase can be injected to dissolve the product and your problem should resolve. Make sure to go to experienced injectors for all treatments. Best of luck,
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