I was plagued with dark under eye circles that were getting worse and worse. I researched everywhere on the best remedy, including this site, where I found story after story on the horrors of Restylane under the eyes. I myself have had many bad experiences with filler injections from Med Spas in Los Angeles and I am extremely paranoid about recovery: swelling, bruising, etc. and bad, or... more
I had hollows under my eyes and wanted to find a doctor who specializes in injections--since it's a very delicate area and so much could go wrong. I'm lucky to have found Dr. Mabrie. He's fantastic! My under eye hollows are gone (except one area on the left side). It takes time to build it up so make sure you have a lot of time going in to do what you need done. Also it can get quite expensive... more
Well I've always had a good experience with lip fillers before. I've had it done last 1 year ago and before that 2 years with another doctor in another state and never had any problem until now. It was my first time using restylane ( have only used juvederm in past) but this doc didn't have juvederm and said restylane and juvederm are the same. So whatever I went with it did one... more
Immediate results-i guess, I mean u definitely see the swelling ha!I have uneven lips and very deep creases under my eyes and I'm only 21. No concealer can cover it. I've had it since I was 12 or 13.What can I do???? I've tried massaging and putting ice. more
I am 61 years old and had never had any procedures done to my face. I decided to brave it and have my marionette lines and nasolabial folds filled in. I am very afraid of needles but decided to brave it.
The Dr. had me put a numbing cream on my face just before the procedure.It was a mild discomfort but nthing more than that.
It's now been a little over a month and I'm thrilled with the... more
I've had great results with fillers over the last three years. I was very ill in 2004 and lost over 30 pounds (which I did not need to lose). At any rate, it was after that I decided to try the fillers as the huge weight loss left me with serious nasolabia folds. My dermatologist (who I believe are the best trained in fillers even over plastic surgeons)is very conservative and often he's had... more
I have had Restylane since it first came to the US in late 2003. Started with just my smile lines and upper lip. Over the past 4+ years, I have also had treatments with Restylane under my eyes and Perlane to make me some lovely cheekbones. I have to say, that the Restylane in my smile lines and under eyes are over 1.5 years since they were treated and my lips are a phenomenon with almost 2... more
I am 53 and I noticed those darn pesky folds along the sides of my nose. I did some research and then was lucky to find an excellent doctor.
My 'Doubting Thomas' husband thought it was a waste of time and good money, but he went with me. (I previously had Botox and he did not see any great results.)
After I came out he actually was amazed. He said I looked wonderful and he was taken aback... more
Restylane was a waste of money I didn’t have to waste. It lasted about 3 weeks and then was gone completely. I had tried it a few months before and that lasted a total of a month and a half – a lot less than they say it will last (minimum 3 months).
I had Restylane in my lips and the hollows under my eyes last time. The lip results were gone in about a week. That’s about how long my... more
RealSelf Sponsors must meet eligibility requirements to qualify as a featured doctor.