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The Art of Dermal Filler Injections

Because dermal filler injections are part art and part science, there is skill in creating the proper outcome. For many injectors, it takes years to learn how to inject well. Each face has a different anatomy and different products work well in some areas, but not so in others. In gaining this experience, sometimes the outcome is different than we desire. One side effect with Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm is the Tyndall effect.

The Tyndall Effect

One potential side effect of Restylane, Juvederm and other Hyaluronic acid based product injections is called the Tyndall effect. This side effect results when Hyaluronic acid based products are injected very near the surface of the skin. When the injections are too superficial, light shines through the epidermis and reflects off the product creating a bluish or grayish haze similar to the effect seen in the photo.

How to fix the Tyndall Effect

To remedy this situation for patients that come to us from other practices, we inject Hyaluronidase. Vitrase (Hyaluronidase) dissolves the injected product and we can start the project over. To find out more about the Tyndall effect or dissolving Restylane or Juvederm from poor injection procedures, call us today.

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