Filler Complications? (photo)

I had two sets of restylane injections under the eyes early this year. The process did not run smoothly at all. One of the major complications was it produced a deep double line around the outer area of the right eye. I have yet to find a reason why this has happened? The product has deflated over the months and as I've lost volume, the line has worsened. I'm contemplating a third filler treatment in the cheek area to improve this but am worried about making it even worse. Can anyone advise?!

Doctor Answers 4

Restylane to fill the volume

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In a large area Restylane may not provide enough volume for the area.  You may need to try a different filler for that area like Juvederm and Sculptra.  You should try to consult an experienced injector to analyze your face and make a plan going forward for you.

Restylane and Lack of Volume

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   In some patients, injected a syringe a two does not make sense, because the volume needed to improve an area is too great.  These patients tend to come out better with facial fat grafting.

Restylane and under eye issues

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Based on the photo's provided and without knowing how much product was placed and the technique used, it's difficult to answer this question without seeing you in person. You certainly have options to correct and enhance this area, but seek out a well-trained and experienced provider to discuss all options.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 231 reviews

Restylane to lower eyelids.

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You are losing quite a bit of volume in your upper cheeks and this is contributing to the folds at the junction of the lower eyelid and cheekbones.  Placement of product deep to the bone to give you more malar volume would help to volumize the area and then a better contouring to the entire area. Be sure you are seeing a physician who specializes in restoring facial volume and not just focusing on the lines themselves.  Good luck!

Steven Swengel, MD
Los Gatos Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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