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Restylane in TT - bluish tint (Tyndall effect)

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Restylane in TT - bluish tint (Tyndall effect)

Postby kittyworld » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:07 pm

Hi,
I had Restylane injected in my TT ten days ago. At first I was very swollen and quite red, then I thought I had bruises but when everything settled I ended up with a nicely filled area but unfortunately with a fairly pronounced bluish tint that is called the Tyndall effect. I read about it before but didn't think it would happen to me as I had Radiesse injected on NL folds by the same doctor and was very pleased.
Anyway, to make the long story short, I went back today and asked him to remove some using this dilutant called Hylaroudinase(?). He said it willdissolve all of it and asked me to wait a bit seeing if this will improve, He gave me a vit.C cream to use over it to improve my skin density (?).
I wonder if anyone else had the same problem and how did you deal with it? Did you have it removed and how does it look after re. swelling and side effects? Or if you decided to wait it out how long did it stay? Are there any creams or lasers to lessen it? Anyone knows of a good concealer?
I am not sure what to do and would appreciate some advice. Altthough I like the fullness I don't like the side effect and won't do it again.
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Postby deblparker » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:31 pm

I had Restylane in my NL folds. I posted about the blue marks quite some time ago. I had the filler put in about 18 months ago. Believe it or not, I still have Restylane in there. Fillers last forever on me. I guess I'm very lucky that way. However, that also means that I still have the blue mark, even 18 months later. I'm not sure if it will completelt dissipate even when the Restylane is gone. It does seem fainter though and isn't probably noticeable to anyone but me. I have seen posts by other people that the blue marks have been permanent for them. So, I'm preparing myself that I may have a slight blue mark always there. If it is really bad for you, you may want to talk to your doctor about that dilutant. I would really check to see if by diluting it, it would get rid of the blue mark since other people on this board have said that even when the Resty is gone, they could still see the blue. I hope everything works out for you.
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Postby Becki32155 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:19 pm

The blue marks I have under my eyes from Restylane are still there (albiet somewhat lighter, thank God), even after two years!

I did have a blue mark also by the right side of my mouth, but it went away after about four months, and I have actually had filler in that area again with no problems.

I'm afraid to have it under the eyes again though. :(
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Restylane in TT - bluish tint

Postby kittyworld » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:10 pm

Thanks Deb and Becky for sharing your experiences. I have made an appt. to have it dissolved on Sept. 26, but now I am thinking that it might not get rid of the discoloration. I also noticed it looks more pronounced under a certain light. I wore my glasses today instead of contacts to cover it up. I looked into previous posts and could not find anyone who had it dissolved and it got rid of the tint. I am also wondering if you get swollen and red after this dilutant injections and can you go to work the next day without having a distorted face. I am quite sure, though, that's an experience I will not repeat. I had Restylane and Radiesse in NL folds with good results and no problem so I guess I got too confident.
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Postby deblparker » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:44 pm

Hi Kittyworld

You are right in that the blue tint is more obvious in certain lighting. It seems to be more pronounced under florescent lights (office lighting). It isn't as obvious in natural daylight. The blue tint is definitely a side effect that can happen with Resty. It was enough to make me decide never to do Resty again. Before you have it diluted, try to find out if that will get rid of the blue mark. It would be a shame to get rid of the fullness that you like with the Resty and still have the blue mark there.
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blue marks

Postby wiserandbetter » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:21 pm

I have had restylane under the muscle in the TT area several times and haven't had a blue mark. Was it noticeable immediately? Is it blue like a bruise color of blue, or different? I just had a refill of the front areas of my TT's three days ago and there is a raised area of the restylane under the muscle and it is still swollen, and the shadow in certain lights could like a bit blue, I think. I am trying to figure out if I may end up with this blue coloration?
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Restylane inTT - bluish tint

Postby kittyworld » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:04 pm

Hi,
To answer the last post about this topic - you might be lucky it might just be a bruise. If it doesn't disappear after a week or changes color to yellow, then it is the discoloration.
Now, after more the two weeks, the bluish tint is still there but seems to have dissipated a bit; it is still visible under certain lights, especially fluorescent light, like it was mentioned. Another thin I don't like is that the area seems to be slightly raised and bumpy compared to the rest and I am sure he put too much of it. After reading some of your posts, though, I decided not to dilute it as I am afraid it will leave indentation and it will only look worse. I read there are some lasers that can lessen the tint and I am going to ask him to try them at no cost. I have an appt. end September for that. I really regret it that I did it, my TT weren't that bad but I guess that's the price we pay for trying to keep or improve our looks.
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Restylane in TT- Tyndall effect

Postby wiserandbetter » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:37 pm

Hi Kittyworld- I have done a bit more digging, and the literature says that the Tyndall effect is the colloid particles dispersed under the skin, and the light reflecting off of the particles creates this blueish cast. Apparently, it occurs when the filler is injected too superficially under the skin, so I believe that if the filler is injected under the muscle, instead of the skin, one could avoid this effect. I would be interested in hearing if anyone knows the definitive answer on this. But one thing I learned about restylane is that it usually starts out as a "pocket" of filler, like a lump, for a few days to several weeks as the body tries to figure out what this stuff is, then it gradually "melts" out and spreads and settles in. I had more injected in the front 1/2 of my TT area late Monday, and it has been five days and the lumps are already melting and smoothing out, without my pushing on them. I have learned that when I push and press on them, I create more swelling. One thing that helps me a huge amount, Kitty, is to gently press the area with a very warm washcloth for a few seconds at a time. The skin will initially look puckered and shrunken, but in a few minutes it smooths back out, and the bumps are much flatter. And I sleep propped up in bed, on my back. I even bought one of those large recliner-reader pillows that people use to sit up and read in bed, and I lay a regular pillow across the back of it, and sleep this way. I avoid high salt meals, too. All this sounds like a lot of trouble, but the result is so much more attactive than without anything, that it is worth it. Try these suggestions and let me know if it helps!
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good concealer

Postby wiserandbetter » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:44 pm

I also wanted to comment about a good concealer. At Sephora, there is a product called "magic eraser" that is a cream concealer, that is quite good. I like to use a little foundation primer first, then apply this lightly and I DONT wear mascara with it. No matter how waterproof the mascara, it always ends up smudging into any concealer that I wear. I bought some clear mascara to wear when I use the concealer, until the slight bruising completely goes away.
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Re:

Postby urlm » Thu May 10, 2018 11:50 am

Becki32155 wrote:The blue marks I have under my eyes from Restylane are still there (albiet somewhat lighter, thank God), even after two years!

I did have a blue mark also by the right side of my mouth, but it went away after about four months, and I have actually had filler in that area again with no problems.

I'm afraid to have it under the eyes again though. :(


I'm 2.5 years out from 1 Restylane injection and 1 subsequent hyaluronidase injection (which I thought dissolved the filler) and I still have gray/blue hue under my right eye. I'm looking to hear how it turned out for other people like you. Did it go away eventually? Did you successfully dissolved it? Looking for some hope, here.....
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