4 weeks post treatment I have begun to notice puffiness where I had restylane in the tear trough. Is this correctable? (Photo)
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Tear Trough Fillers - Restylane, Belotero, Voluma -- If unhappy, reverse with hyaluronidase!
Post tear trough filler
Honestly, I would have you swing by your doc's office and have them evaluate you for your puffiness after HA filler. As others discussed, there are a variety of reasons why you may be having issues - Either you may have had too large a volume injected (too much too fast is usually the problem), and there are a variety of ways to deal with that in particular. Albeit 4 weeks out, you could be developing a hypersensitivity to the product (an allergic reaction) and may need medication. Conversely, if the injection was placed too superficial, time and massage will help with improvement. Long story short - your best bet is to go back to your doc and see what they recommend depending on what was done. But there is hope! Best of luck. I hope some of this helps.
See your injector for evaluation
Benzgirl4,Thank you for the great question and the photo. Its hard to know exactly what to tell you because there is no pre-injection for comparison. That being said, I have see some patients get temporary swelling a week or two after injection. I'm not sure what causes this, but it usually goes away on it's own. Restylane does not tend to hold onto as much water as some of the other fillers do. I would go see your injector and let them know your concerns especially if you think it is getting worse. Best of luck! ~Dr. Sieber