Is it safe to dissolve small bump from Restylane very close to tear duct and eye? (photos)
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Hyaluronidase for treatment of small amounts of filler.
Filler Bump near the Eye
Is it safe to remove Restylane near the tear duct?
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It is safe to dissolve the lump with Vitrase near the eye. Please consult an experienced injector for this delicate under eye area. Best, Dr. Green
Is it safe to dissolve small bump from Restylane very close to tear duct and eye?
It is safe to inject hyaluronidase (the enzyme that dissolves filler) in that area, just as it was safe to inject the original filler in that area. If it doesn't bother you too much then you can wait it out, but it will last about 6-9 months in that area. Having filler in that area would not lead to any irreversible damage assuming your eyes are not currently watering only on that side all the time (this would indicate the filler had blocked up the way that tears drain from the eye).
The option you did mention that I would not recommend is making a nick in the skin. The exposed area could lead to an infection of the remaining filler and could also leave a scar (although only very minimally noticeable if at all) which would be permanent.
Just as you mentioned, the best recommendation is to follow up with your injector to see what she recommends.
I hope this helps and good luck.
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Restylane - is it safe to dissolve when it's so near the eye
- It may be safe to dissolve it - but it depends entirely on the expertise of your physician.
- If your physician is a Board Certified plastic, facial plastic or oculoplastic surgeon, you are probably in good hands.
- that said - any injection of any kind in and around the eye can cause complications -
- Discuss the risks before having the injection.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes
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