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

Doctor Answers 11

Bruising after fillers

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.

Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Arnica and Bruisestick after injections

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

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Lower Eyelid Bruising VS Superficial Placement of Hyaluronic Filler

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
4.9 out of 5 stars 105 reviews

Restylane and side effects

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.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 218 reviews

Bruising and Swelling under eyes 10 days after Restylane

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
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Eye swelling after Restylane injection

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..

Alexander Ovchinsky, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Restylane bruising

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.

Robert L. Kraft, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

You definitely have some lumps and bumps.

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
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

10 days post restylane

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

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Bruising after Restylene

fillers placed under the eyes are very likely to bruise. bruises last anywhere from 7-14 days. and can be longer in some cases. if its not gone in 2 weeks my advice would be to follow up with your doctor and see if it needs to be dissolved.

Misbah Khan MD, FAAD, FACMS
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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