I accidentally moved some of the Restylane near my tear trough. Did I ruin the area?

Author: Dr. Bobby Buka

Shortly after injecting hyaluronic acid fillers into the infraorbital sulcus, a collagenous latticework will begin to form around the injected filler. Within 24-48 hours, that material should become set in place and immovable. This is the reason why molding hyaluronic acid fillers during injection is so critical; to make sure that the material is placed in the appropriate location before it begins to integrate with surrounding tissues.

It’s unlikely that you would have moved the material itself after two days. However, it should be easy enough to inject additional hyaluronic acid to even out that area or, conversely, to dissolve that hyaluronic acid that’s been placed there with hyaluronidase, which is an enzyme that dissolves hyaluronic acid. Either way, your board-certified dermatologist should be able to correct any asymmetry that you currently notice in the infraorbital sulcus.