Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
I had some filler put under my eyes. I have significant bruising and swelling. how long will it take for this to go?
Usually this can take 2 to 3 weeks to go in some cases. If the swelling persists more than a week, then you might also need to have some filler dissolved (assuming it is a dissolvable filler that was used). If you don’t dissolve filler that is excessive in the tear troughs, it can naturally take quite a long time (years!) to dissolve naturally. We have some special techniques using cannulas to help avoid the possibility of bruising. Furthermore, we are extra cautious with filling tear troughs. Generally, it is better to put less in and then top it up , rather than put too much in and then dissolve it.