puffy eyes from crying or did i ruin it 3 days post-Restylane?

i cried yesterday because i was super upset about something. 3 days post-restylane injections in my tear troughs, 2 units...i've been very gently applying make-up to my face and eye area and washing my face all very very gently. i woke up today and i have seriously horrible bags again. my face looked PERFECT the first two days, no bruising or swelling. now i look like i did before. is it from crying or am i going to need even more restylane? :-/ i have a follow-up next week but i'm worried i ruined everything by crying, touching my eye area even lightly, etc...i really don't want to spend any more money on this issue for another few months. i just want it to look like it did *yesterday* before I started crying! :'(

Doctor Answers 5

Crying and Restylane

Crying should not affect Restylane.  It is normal to have swelling and bruising, especially in the delicate tear trough area, for about 1-2 weeks following treatment.  It is always wise to follow up with the physician that performed the injections with any questions or concerns. 

Aventura Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Crying after Restylane

Tears won't affect Restylane, but aggressive rubbing of the eyes or rubbing with tissues, wouldn't be ideal. So hopefully this isn't what you did!

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Ruining Restylane

Photos would be extremely helpful. If you were really lucky not to have bruising, this doesn't mean that you wouldn't have some local swelling which would mask residual bags. If this is so, you may have had suboptimal treatment and would need more. However, neither washing your face nor crying will affect the result.

Robert L. Kraft, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

Restylane is tear proof.

However if you aggressive rubbed the eyes in the process, then yes it is possible that you mushed the treatment. I recommend you see your injector and get assessed.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Restylane and tear troughs

Follow up with the provider for the best assessment of your situation. You likely didn't ruin the treatment but need to allow time for swelling to settle down, which peaks day 2 to 3 post injection.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 221 reviews

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