Can Restylane injections under the eye cause tearing, watery eyes?
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Restylane injections under the eyes
Thank you for asking about your Restylane.
- With all due respect to your doctor, I would want to see a patient with your symptoms after injection.
- It is possible filler was injected into the tear duct.
- If the problem persists, I would see an opthalmologist as well as the doctor who treated you.
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Restylane and Results -- Reverse with Hyalurondase
Tearing and wattery eyes is not a common after Restylane. Swelling due to Restylane usually takes 2-3 weeks to subside. It takes a few weeks to see the final outcome and I suggest you wait to see how it all settles. I suggest following up with your injector if this persists. Best, Dr. Emer.
Watery Eyes after Restylane Injections
I don't typically see this problem after Restylane injections under the eyes. I would stay in close contact with your injector and see an ophthalmologist if it persists. I am a strong believer in using a cannula for injections under the eyes to minimize the risk of bruising and swelling.Regards,Dr. Ort
Bruising is common under the eye and I do not think there is a big difference between using the cannula or a needle--it is more the expertise of the injector, but I have heard of the tearing side-effect although I have never seen it. If it does not go away in 10days reconsult your injector
What to expect after Restylane in tear trough
Thank you for your question. When done properly, especially if performed with a micro-cannula, swelling and bruising is extremely rare in this sensitive area. I have never had any problems like this in my practice (0which is why I use the micro-cannulas exclusively for this area), but your symptoms could be due to pressure on the tear duct from the product and/or bruising and/or direct injury to the tear duct. I certainly hope your symptoms will improve with time as the swelling and bruising resolves. I would make sure you have a follow up appointment with your injector in 1-2 weeks. If you symptoms don't resolve by 2-3 weeks, you should probably seek out ophthalmologist. Best wishes. MKB
Swelling and bruising following Restylane injections
Sorry to hear of your problems. Swelling and bruising can occur with lower eyelid injection of Restylane. It should resolve without a problem if the correct amount of Restylane was injected. Cold compresses might help. I am not sure of the cause of the tearing, but it is probably not from swelling blocking the tear duct. Monitor how things progress over the next week and follow up with your doctor if you do not seem better at that time. Good luck,