Can right sided facial twitching (next to mouth only) be a side effect of tear trough Belotero injections ?

I had Belotero injections in my tear trough 5 days ago, and the results thus far are astounding! I went to a renowned Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeon, and am very pleased with the results already. I have a bruise under my left eye which is fading, and some swelling in the upper lids which is subsiding daily (we did upper and lower lids). Yesterday I began w/ right sided twitching next to mouth, esp. when drinking or eating - could this be nerve related? Is this a possible side effect?

Doctor Answers 4

Tear trough fillers - Belotero, Restylane, Juvederm

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This is not likley to be related to injection of filler in the under eye area. Best to see the physician who injected for guidance and your primary care physician.

H Karamanoukian MD FACS


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It would an atypical side effect of fillers. I would recommend following up with your injector for an examination.

Facial Twitching

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A facial twitch is not a normal side effect of facial fillers. I would recommend that you contact the physician who treated you and see if they may be able to help. 

Richard J. Burkett, MD
Arlington Physician

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Facial twitching shouldn't be a side effect of any filler injections. I suggest being seen by your physician . Best, Dr. Emer.

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