I got Belotero injected under my eyes yesterday. How long will it take for the filler to settle down?

Right now I have lumps and the area feels kind of hard!

Doctor Answers 7

Reduction of localized swelling after under eye filler

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Belotero is hydrophilic, meaning that the product absorbs water molecules.

Swell-x pt can reduce localized swelling as it functions as a citrus bioflavonoid. 

The bruising can be resobed faster with the application of Bruise Balm. 

Apply Bruise Balm from Plato's Medicinals to reduce inflammation in the area. See link.

If it persists, ask them to dissolve this product with hyaluronidase. 

H Karamanoukian MD FACS

Belotero® For Under Eye Restoration

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Good Afternoon and thank you for your question. With any injectable procedure it typically takes 2 weeks for the product to completely settle in.  During the 2 week period you will have swelling and possibly bruising, which are common side effects.  Once the 2 weeks have passed and these side effects have subsided you are able to evaluate your final results.  In some cases the under eye area may take even longer as it is a very delicate area.  If you have any concerns regarding your results be sure to consult with you expert injector.  Best of luck to you.

Leonel Calderon, MD
Miami Physician


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I would give it 2 weeks to settle down and see what your final result is going to be. If there is residual lumps, it can be dissolved with hyaluronidase.

Under Eye Swelling after Filler Injections

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Thank you for your question. The area you had treated is very sensitive and can cause swelling. It can take up to 2 weeks for all swelling to resolve and see your final results. 

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Belotero under eyes

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It will take several weeks for the filler to settle under your eyes. You may have a combination of swelling and bruising for 1-3 weeks.  I would continue to ice.  Also, if you feel like there are still lumps in 2-3 weeks, you should see your provider who may be able to massage the filler.

Swelling under eye after filler

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Thank you for your question. Typically Belotero filler will begin to settle down in two weeks. Please follow up with your doctor in two weeks if you have any concerns. 

Swelling after filler

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Thank you for your question.  I always tell my patients to wait a full two weeks to determine final results. The area is quite sensitive and can cause some swelling.  Be patient and return to your injector in two weeks if you have any concerns.


Dr. Ariel Ostad MD PC 

Ariel Ostad, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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