Four weeks ago, I received Restylane injections under my eyes. The procedure was performed by a board certified ocular plastic surgeon. I am concerned with the results. I am outside the average healing period for swelling and bruising. I have an appointment with the provider on Monday and would appreciate feedback on appropriate questions to ask. in addition, what options for improvement are recommended or available? Ii certainly never expected to look like this!
What Correction Options Do You Recommend? (photo)
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Eyes and fillers
It is always good to see pre treatment photos. Restylane or other filles can soften the lid-cheek junction but it can not camouflage herniated fat and loose skin.
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Correction options for fillers
I agree that it's a bit hard to comment without having seen before pictures. So that aside, I would recommend an additional syringe most likely, as well as some some Vitrase to dissolve some of the overfilled areas, thus evening things out.
Correction of Restylane injections under eyes
Before pictures would be helpful in advising you, but it appears that there may be one of two options to improve the results from the Restylane injection under your eyes. One would be using more Restylane to even things out, the other would be dissolving some of the restylane to even things out. It's even possible that a combination of both might be helpful. Since you have a return appointment next week, I would discuss your concerns with your physician and see what options are offered.
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It's very difficult to determine what the area looked like prior to treatment - I would consider posting one or two to view the before and after. Following up with your provider is your best bet to help assess the area and give you options to help improve the looks of the area you had treated.
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Before pictures would help
You have bags under the eye and it would be expecting too much from fillers to correct this. You would need to have lower blepharoplasty and fat grafting to get the optimal result. Please review your before pictures with your surgeon. The other option is to use Wydase to revise the filler.
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