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I received restylane under both my eyes to resolve my eye troughs. After two weeks, i still have some bruising under one of my eyes and a small bump below the other. Will this go away? there was some bleeding after injection to the eye that still has the bruising - is this considered damage to the skin?
I just had Resty injected in tear troughs and upper cheek area about a month ago. I had no bruising and minor swelling under one eye but the other eye had a severe bruise covering the whole area along with swelling. The bruise did not completely heal until 3 weeks went by. Each day it would only get ever so slightly better and I was beginning to think that I would be left with the blue discoloration that is talked about on this board as the "tyndall effect". I also had some lumps in a few areas. Well after the 3 weeks, the bruise went completely away and the lumps have blended in with my skin. I was freaking out at first because I didn't know if it would all get better, but it has. I am overall very pleased with the result but I can see some areas under the eye that was bruised that could still use some more resty. When the Dr. saw the big bruise and swelling forming, she stopped injecting, so that eye got less of the resty. It's something I can see if I look for it closely, but I'm sure no one else would even notice. Family has told me that my undereye bags/circles are much better. I think 2 weeks is still too early to make an assessment. It took a full 4 weeks for me to see the bruising go away, swelling go down (went down in about 4 days completely) and for the lumps to smooth out. So hang in there!
Thank you for replying. I have just passed week 3 and i still have the faint blue colour under both my eyes - it is noticeable and am quite upset about it. I still have a small bump as well. Did it take you a full four weeks?
I would say that it did take the full 4 weeks. The bruise resolved itself by the end of the 3rd week, but it took another week for the lumps to smooth out that by the end of week 4, everything looked pretty good. Where did your injector place the resty? Was it placed deep enough? I think the tyndall effect (bluish tint) is due to superficial placement of the product. But I would discuss this with your Dr. I'm sure that everyone heals at different paces anyway. BTW, I had forgotten to stop taking the high doses of fish oil that I normally take, so that could have contributed to the bad bruise on the one eye (for me!).
Have done Resty 3 times and I can count on really bad bruising for 2 weeks and less so for two weeks more. Bruising is hard to cover up. By week 3, a good concealer works pretty well. If anyone knows something that covers bruises well, I'd love to know since Resty is probably going to be part of my life for a long time!
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