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Why do I have dark lines/bags under my eyes six weeks after Restylane injections? What can be done about them?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: RestylaneWhy do I have dark lines/bags under my eyes six weeks after Restylane injections? What can be done about them?
A patient asked 4 years ago
I had Restylane injected into my tear troughs six weeks ago by a highly reviewed surgeon. I was tired of looking tired and wanted to do something about my bags. It’s as if I traded in one set of bags for another. There are puffy ridges that sit ON the bone, runing diagonally from the tear duct area. The dark, sunken areas are around this ridge. Is this overfill? Misplacement? Too superficial? Underfill? At the 2 week appt the doctor mentioned injecting around the cheekbones. I’m scared.
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 4 years ago

A Ridge under the Eyes after Restylane Injection

 
Hi and thank you for sharing your question here! The area under the eyes is a very dynamic area in term of fluid shift and occasionally following Restylane injection under the eyes, the filler may absorb fluid and form a ridge under the eyes. Some other patient-related factors may also play a role (e.g. manipulating and applying pressure around the eyes for the first couple of days following injection). However, this issue is really unpredictable and it may still happen even at hands of the most experienced physician and with all the precautions being followed by the patient. I always ask my patients to do a follow up in 2 weeks if there is any concern with the results and in cases like yours, the ridge and the dent next to it can easily be smoothed out by injecting small doses of hyaluronidase and a slight message. Hence, it would be best to do a follow up with your physician. I hope it helps and good luck!

 


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