24 hours post restylane injection extremely red? (Photo)

Is this blood red line running along the injection site normal at 24 hrs. I expected swelling but is this blood pooling right beneath my skin normal? I went to an extremely experienced facial plastic surgeon who used 1.5 syringes. am I looking at too much filler, improper technique or a hematoma?

Doctor Answers 4

Redness and Pain/Swelling after Fillers

Please see your physician right away, if there is significant skin changes or swelling this could be a sign of impending vascular occlusion/necrosis and should be treated appropriately. It may just be bruising and swelling which can last a few days to weeks. Best, Dr. Emer.


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Injections Under Eye

You have bruising which is typical of under eye fillers and can happen depending on the amount of fillers used in your under eye area.  I would return to your treating physician for examination since there is a great deal of swelling. I prefer Belotero for this delicate under eye area. Best, Dr. Green

Bruising after injection

Bruising around the lower lid region is more common than you think with filler injections.You have a bit more bruising than expected. If concerned, discuss with your injector.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling and redness 1 day following injection of Restylane

Thank you for sharing your concerns and photo. It is not very unusual to see swelling and/or bruising following the injection of fillers. When performed by an experienced doctor, the recover is quite quick. Within a week you should look a lot better. See your doctor in person if you are not improving.
Good luck,

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