10 Days Post Restylane Under Eyes. When Will They Heal? (photo)

I Had Restylane Under my Eyes 10 Days Ago but Still I'm Swollen and Have Bruises and Need to Know when They Will Go Away

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Bruising after fillers

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Bruising and swelling should be expected from any fillers and in the eye area where the skin in thinner, sometimes these things are worse. While we say 7-14 days, this is an average! Some people will have zero bruising or swelling, and some may have it for several weeks. In the pictures it's hard to say if what you have is just swelling, or maybe some areas of the filler that might actually need some adjustment with hyaluronidase. I'd consider a visit back to your injector for follow up and advice.

Arnica and Bruisestick after injections

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Bruising around the eyes and face after injections can be improved with the application of an  Arnica ointment known as Bruisestick. 

Restylane and side effects

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It is not uncommon for your swelling and/or bruising to last 2 weeks or occasionally longer. Follow up with your provider if after it has subsided, you feel you need further assessment or massage/manipulation of the product.

Lower Eyelid Bruising VS Superficial Placement of Hyaluronic Filler

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The use of Restylane in the lower lid - cheek junction is occasionally associated with swelloing and with bruising but this is not the rule. When BLUNT TIP cannula needles are used (instead of the sharp needles found in the filler box), the incidence of bruising (especially  in people who have NOT taken blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Advil, Alleve, Garlic, Vit E etc) is actually low. Placing Restylane superficially results in a bluish reflection of light from these areas termed a Tindall Effect. Finally, there should NOT be a lot of swelling associated with the use of Restylane. By 2 weeks' time, what you see is what you get. Judging by the shape of your cheeks and lips there is a good chance you may have been over-filled and at a superficial level. If this was done by a Plastic surgeon or Dermatologist you may wish to have the filler dissolved by the injection of Hyaluronidase.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Bruising after fillers

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Thank you for your question and photos. It is common to have swelling and bruising after filler injections, especially in the tear trough area where the skin is thinner. This can take up to 2 weeks to resolve. From your photos it is difficult to say whether you have just swelling, or maybe some of the filler needs adjustment with hyaluronidase. I recommend having a follow up with your injector. Best of Luck

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Bruising and Swelling under eyes 10 days after Restylane

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Dear Patient,

Although bruising and swelling is common after Restylane injection under they eyes, it usually last for 1-2 weeks. If the bruising and swelling does not resolve in another 2 weeks, I would recommend visiting a cosmetic dermatologist for evaluation. You may need treatment with hyaluronidase. For now, gentle daily massages and cool compresses with sun avoidance are best interventions.

Good luck,

Marianna Blyumin-Karasik, MD
Davie Dermatologist

Eye swelling after Restylane injection

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You do have soft tissue swelling and some bruising. It is maybe a little more then one would usually expect after this procedure; however, this is not uncommon.Cold compresses, head elevation during sleep, and more time should correct all this. If not, you will always have an option of injecting some Hyaluronidase later on if the filler amount would seem to be excessive even after all swelling is gone..

Restylane bruising

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Some patients develop bruising after Restylane injections which can take a few weeks to resolve. Be patient and, if the swelling is not gone in another 2 weeks, return to your doctor for followup.

You definitely have some lumps and bumps.

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This is common.  Depending on your bruising, the lumps may resolve on their own.  However, judging from the photos I suspect that you will benefit from an adjustment of this treatment.  Call your injector and schedule a follow up visit.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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10 days post restylane

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Restylane injections around the eyes can cause bruising and swelling. It can last a few weeks in some patients.  

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