2 week post under eye injections. How long does it take for swelling to go down? (photo)

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Though swelling can vary in patients, most of it should be resolved by two weeks after treatment.  What you are seeing may be filler.  If so it can be dissolved with hyaluronidase.  Based on your photo you really are more of a candidate for lower blepharoplasty surgery versus fillers.  I encourage you to meet with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to learn more.

Swelling after under eye injections

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Thank you for your question.  Swelling is variable among humans, and can take up to several weeks.  Follow your doctors post-op instructions and be patient.  I typically instruct my patients to use warm compresses over the lids.  Best wishes.  

Paul Nazemi, MD
Newport Beach Oculoplastic Surgeon

Post op swelling

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This can take awhile to improve. 2-3 wks. 

One thing I often recommend to my patients is to try a low salt diet. Less than 1000mg of sodium/day for 2 wks. You could start now. This will help the swelling resolve more quickly. Best of luck. DrC

Benjamin Caughlin, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Under eye filler

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Thank you for your question and photos. I doubt the bags that you see are just swelling, it may be the filler and this will not go away. It probably needs to be dissolved. Your skin quality does not make you a candidate for fillers in this area. Talk to your injector about removing it and finding a different way of eye rejuvenation. Good luck

Jeffrey Jumaily, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling Cessation--Reverse if Necessary

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Swelling usually resolves after 1-2 weeks. This can be reversed with Hyaluronidase and a different technique can be used. I recommend a combination approach with lasers, well-placed fillers and peels. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Not everyone is a candidate for fillers

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Thank you for the great question and the photos. I'm sorry you're having this issue. In my opinion, you were not a good candidate for fillers due to your severe skin lacity and malar bags. If you doctor did use a hyaluronic acid filler I would see if they are able to dissolve it. If your eyes still both you, try finding a surgeon with experience using lasers and peels as they will be able to give you the best guidance on which option to use for treatment of your eye bags. Best of luck!

~Dr. Sieber

These fillers will need to be removed.

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There are some folks who should not have fillers.  These eyelids need to be chemically peels or have surgery.  Hopefully you surgeon used hyaluronic acid fillers which can be removed with enzyme.  This will not settle down on its own.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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