Too much filler or just normal swelling? (Photo)
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Filler in the tear trough area
Filler injections in the tear trough area has some associated risks, particularly if placed superficially. Dissolving also carries some risk - the hyaluronidase may dissolve the Juvederm as well as your body's natural hyaluronic acid. This could produce lumpiness that is hard to treat. A hasty decision is not necessary! I would recommend waiting for the swelling to subside first, and then see an experienced Oculoplastic surgeon who is experienced with fillers around the eye area. Your options will include: doing nothing if the appearance is better, hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler, or strategic injection of filler to smooth the lumpiness. Best wishes.
Lumps and swelling after Juvederm
This is a great question. Lumps and swelling are common after filler treatment. For my patients I recommend gently massaging the area for five minutes at a time, five times per day, for the first five days. Applying cold compresses will help with swelling. Lumps, bruises, and swelling are normal for the first two weeks after any filler treatment. I like to see my patients about two weeks after their treatment to take follow up photographs and make sure everything looks good. I agree that Juvederm is more hydrophilic than Restylane and Belotero so it draws more water into the area, so is can give more of a full appearance. I also prefer Restylane in the tear troughs. I recommend following up with your doctor about two weeks after your treatment for further assessment. Good luck!
Swelling in tear trough area after injection.
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Juvederm under the eyes - not it's swollen
- Juvederm attracts water - and can cause visible swelling in thin skin such as the eyes.
- Resytlane and Belotero do not have this effect and are the preferred fillers under the eyes.]
- Please notify the doctor who treated you and make an appointment for a week.
- If the problem has not resolved, dissolving with hyaluronidase is the easiest next step.
Juvederm injection to tear troughs
Sorry to hear about your experience. Unfortunately, Juvederm is not the ideal filler for the tear troughs as it is hydrophilic and retains water. My preferred fillers for the tear trough are Restylane and Belotero. In your case, I would wait 1-2 more weeks to see if the swelling improves. If it does not, I would probably have it reversed with hyaluronidase. I would then go to an experienced injector for Belotero or Restylane injection. Again, sorry to hear about your experienced but it can be corrected.
Swelling after Juvederm
Thank you for posting your question. Since your treatment was not quite 1 week ago, I would encourage you to go back and be evaluated by the physician who injected you. Without being able to examine you it is difficult to fully elaborate based only on a photo and certainly swelling could still be present. If the lumps persist despite swelling reduction, your physician can inject an enzyme to dissolve the product. Best of luck to you.
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