Water retention above the tear trough after fillers.
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Restylane and water retention
Restylane is ideal for the tear trough area. Sometimes you can get swelling and puffiness in an idiosyncratic reaction. The best advise would be to return to your treating physician to have her dissolve the injection with Vitrase.
Water retention above the tear trough after fillers
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
Puffiness under eyes after Restylane
--patients who have puffy eyes due to water retention (not fat); ie the kind of puffiness that you can i dent with your finer, that is worst in the morning and gets.better during the day, that is worse with a high-salt diet
--patients who have had lower eyelid surgery
--patients who have a lot of filler injected in one day
--patients who have had botox or other BTX-A injected under the eyes ( when you relax the periorbital sling of muscle there, it does not pump the accumulated fluid out through the lymphatics as effectively when you smile).
You might want to dissolve a tiny bit of the Restylane. But before reversing it, why don't you try drinking a lot more water, reducing salt in your diet, and applying a potent green tea cream (like Replenix) several times daily.
You could try Beletero next time, which might be slightly less likely to do this, and have smaller amounts injected.