Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding Persistent Swelling and Infection under the Eye from Restylane Injection

Q. What do I do if I have an infection after Restylane and doctor refuses to see me? Restalyn under eyes and did great with them. 5 days later one eye became swollen tender to touch like an infection. Called doctor and he shunned me off. Saw MD he gave me antibiotics and after two days swelling went down. Went back to see the doctor who did injections and he gave same antibiotics, didn’t believe it was an infection and blaming it on im a smoker, threw his hands up and refused to see me anymore. Next day swellings back in my eye and tender to touch. Where do i go what do I do?

A. So sorry for your troubles!!

A progressive infection under the eye is potentially life-threatening. Please go to the nearest Emergency Room immediately to have it looked at.

Looking for direction on the internet with this problem may delay proper treatment.

Following its resolution, consult with a Board Certified and well experienced Plastic Surgeon. 

I wish you the best!

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