Is this tyndall? (photos)
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Tyndal or bruise
Angled lighting to help, Juvederm and tyndall
Secondly, if Juvederm was placed deeply (only your injector would know), unlikely to be tyndall at day 11. I can see the bluish hue, but tyndall is very difficult to call on a photography so I would say a bruise. As previously mentioned, if this was a depression - angled light would show it. I personally would wait another week as bruises may take up to two weeks to resolve.
All the best Dr Davin Lim
Laser & Aesthetic Dermatologist
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- I am sorry you have a problem with your Juvederm-
- The Tyndall effect is a blue hue that shows through the skin when Juvederm is near the surface.
- Your 'line' looks either like skin darkening from the bruise or an indentation from filler or swelling.
- If it is brown - it is hyperpigmentation.
- If it is indented - it is from swelling or filler (and it may be both discolored and indented).
- I suggest you see your treating physician to consider injection to dissolve excess material -
- A light glycolic peel or 100% shea or cocoa butter may lighten the discoloration.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Tyndall Effect Vs. Bruise
From the photos it is somewhat difficult to discern between the two. However, it would not seem unreasonable to wait another couple of weeks. If complete fading has not occurred by that time, then it would be reasonable to return to your treating physician to discuss the possibility of treating with hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler, after which re-treatment can be performed it you wish.
Tyndall versus Bruise from Juvederm
The Tyndall effect usually has a different appearance but it it may be too soon to be sure. It is most likely a bruise that has not resolved. If you are concerned you should return to your treating physician. Best, Dr. Green
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