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Juvederm Nightmare Under Eyes

Painful ,embarrasing visually,was told some...

painful ,embarrasing visually,was told some bruising 7 to 10 days , wanted to look less tired and was planning on asking my girlfriend to marry me wanted to look just that bit better

after receiving juvederm treatment under my eyes 12 days ago ,I find myself still badly swollen and bruised ,I have tried everything sugggested ,cold compress, arcane,and am now taking presidnone but have had no success.Do I have to consider more serious steps here or will this swelling go down in time? I now have my doubts.
kristie moore

because it's gone horribly wrong

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treatment was 600 bucks since then i have spent probably 2000,nothing so far has worked,it's tough almost nowhere to turn,never let anybodt inject under the eye it is dangerous,never mind a hack esthetician who is clueless.This bodge job has driven me into a very severe depression honestly leave your face alone try and find a natural progress or find a surgeon who is ethical and experienced.My expierence,so far has been very poor of the whole industry
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I am depressed beyond belief as well but I totally agree. None of these fools know what they are doing. Everything just gets worse and worse and worse the more you let them 'fix' it. I am saving my money, leaving it all alone and concentrating my energy on learning to live with the horrendous disaster of a face that the incompetent and unscrupulous medical profession has left me. Look at us all with horror stories. How do they sleep at night?
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I feel very lucky i just happened to get a good doctor. I just posted that i get small amounts at a time and we wait for the results before i get the full amount. So far everything has gone well except my eyes bruising and puffy. I still use arnica montana pills and also rub the creme on at night. Somedays i wake up with almost no more brusing or lines and other days its a bit worse. I went to an eye surgeon and after reading all this, i wouldnt have anyone but an eye surgeon do anything. I didnt post the name of my doctor but it is Dr. Myint in Las Vegas. He is very good, takes his time and I don't think would let me go home with bad results. But then again, in general i don't trust doctors but i have faith in this one.
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Hi I've posted several times about my eyes. I got juvederm and they were puffy, black and blue and my doctor gave me one round of steroids that helped a little and I also take arnica montana which helps with the bruising. Its been 2 months and I was complaining to a friend yesterday that my eyes are still kinda puffy and she showed me a picture of before it was done. I look so much better and the puffiness will slowly go away. My doctor offered to take some out but we both decided it was best to wait it out. Hopefully yours will slowly get better.
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Hello, I have recently have Juverderm under my eyes and one side looks perfert and the other side looks like I got stung from a bee... My church memebers are asking if I have allergies. I went back to the doctor and he said that I look fine and if he dissolves if he is going to charge me and walked into another appointment and left me there. He was very rude and showed no compassion to my concern after he got my 550.00. I look good only on one side. The side that looks swollen has a dark bruise that cant be covered with makeup. It has been 2 weeks now and the bruise is not going away...I tried ice, massaging and fading cream. Did the arnica help? Where can I purchase it? Did your bruising go away and how long it took?
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How disappointing for you! And how horribly rude of the doctor to treat you like that. Please do not let the doctor dissolve the filler with hyaluronidase. Read my hyaluronidase review and the other reviews about hyaluronidase. Only 13% of the reviews rate dissolving as worth it. If it has only been two weeks, so a lot of what you are seeing is swelling and bruising. It is possible that your doctor hit a small blood vessel under your eye and bruises in this area can take a long time to heal. You can purchase Arnica gel from any drug store. It is not expensive. Careful with putting to much cream under your eyes and massaging too much as you might cause milia (the little white cysts) to form. Let us know how you are progressing. Cheers, K
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Have you got good news about juvederm experience under your eyes?
I did it 2 months ago and now I want to know diferents opinions because I'm a bit scared.
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We have to realize that when we do anything to our face there's no hiding it. What looks wonderful on one person can be the next person's biggest nightmare. Juvederm under the eyes was a perfect thing for my friend, but for me a HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. My eyes were b&b for 2 weeks and then the swelling and puffiness...NEVER went away. I decided to suck it up, but after 4 months went back to see my PS. "Oh...those are just fat pads that you didn't notice before...blah blah blah" He said! If you knew me you would know I don't have fat anywhere on my body...not under my eyes either. Had he taken before picture he would have realized that I was now sporting the puffy tired eyes of a 60 year old...not the look I was trying to achieve since I am 48! So he said come back in 4 month and we will look at it again...and that we might just want to schedule surgery at that time to remove the fat pads...$3,000 on top of my $600 juvederm nightmare. I decide to get a second opinion...THANK GOD...Next PS injects hyaluronidase. Within 5 minutes I see great improvemnt...within 2 days I am back to NORMAL. No bruises just back to looking like me after 5 months total of looking like crap. HYALURONIDASE worked perfectly...no side effects at all. As I said in the beginning...what works wonders on one person may possibly be a nightmare for another. FOR ME IT WORKED :)
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I agree with both posters. You need at least 1 month to 6 weeks before you try Hyaluronidase injections. And be sure the injector has experience with this product or goes VERY VERY slowly in amounts to be injected. Photos would help. Regards and good luck. Dr. Darryl J. Blinski, MIAMI
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I disagree with Dr Persky. You say you are 'bruised and swollen'. You do NOT say that too much juvederm has been injected. Why would you want the juvederm dissolved if it just bruising and swelling????? Hyaluronidase will NOT help bruising and swelling, it will only make it worse. I had filler under my eyes dissolved with hyaluronidase and it was a complete disaster - see my review. And I am not the only one. Lots of people have a hypersensitivity reaction to hyaluronidase especially if it is injected around the eyes. It can give you black eyes. It can create unbelievable swelling that lasts for weeks and weeks. It can leave indents in the skin because it dissolves your natural tissue as well as the filler - see the recent review and pictures in the Restylane section of this website. In fact, why don't you read all of the reviews about hyaluronidase and see whether you think it is worth the risk? Consult another doctor to see if it is really 'overfilling' or not. BE CAREFUL WITH HYALURONIDASE. It sounds like a quick fix but it is very hard to find anyone who has any experience using it. Hyaluronidase has only been used since 2006 to dissolve filler and it is an 'off label' use meaning it is NOT approved by the FDA for this purpose. Before you go down the very, very risky road of dissolving, GIVE IT SOME MORE TIME. Twelve days is not enough time for the bruising and swelling to go away. Give it at least three weeks to a month before you dec. I notice that you do not say in your review whether or not you are happy with the juvederm result (aside from the swelling and bruising). Please advise further. Cheers
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Hi, Sorry, but I did not note the 12 day history, so I agree with you that the patient should wait a few more weeks before considering hyaluronidase. We have been using Widase for about 15 years for facelifting and blepharoplasty without any untoward effects. Although allergic reactions have been reported, and some advocate skin tests before using hyaluronidase, we have not experienced any reactions. The concentration of hyaluronidase that we use to help dissolve excess hyaluronic acid is very dilute (the same concentration used in the local anesthetic mix for blepharoplasty/facelifting). Bruising at 12 days should be just about resolved and discolored, but a great deal of swelling should not be present, and is most likely related to the excessive hydrophillic effect of Juvederm in the lower eye lid area. I hope that by the time this reaches our patient, that your symptoms have resolved. Be well. Dr. P
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No, I am not pleased at all. How could I be? I have been nine months now and look like I haven't slept in weeks. I work constantly with the public, a day hasn't gone by when someone has asked if I'm tired or been ill. This is exactly why I had the Juvederm to begin with..I look worse than ever. AND, I have/had a PC who thinks I'm stupied and continues to tell me he has no idea what happend... but... he will continue to search for an answer by consulting other PC at seminars! If he has to ask for suggestions maybe he shouldn't be injecting??? How can a licenced PC turn their back on a patient when they are the one they caused the problem? So there is no misunderstanding he has done ZERO.
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It has been nine months not 12 days. The "brusing" is actually discoloration from the Juevederm. According to other PC it was not injected properly.
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Hi, You should consider hyaluronidase injections to help dissolve the excess Juvederm. Consult with either your physician, or an experienced specialist. Make sure that you were in fact injected with Juvederm. In the future, Restylane is the only hyaluronic acid product that should be injected in the delicate and unforgiving area of the lower eye lid. I hope that your swelling resolves rapidly. Dr. P
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I have been almost nine months with a injection form Juvederm under both eyes. I have been back to the Doctor three times and he continues to tell me he has no idea? I went to another Plastic Surgeon he tells me that the Juvederm was injected in front of the muscle when it should of been injected behind it? He also said that the discoloration or bluish tint under both eyes is a stain from the Juvederm? He wants to inject hyaluronidase to reduce the puffy pillows and he gave me a perscription for some type of bleach for under the eyes. I'm very afraid and don't know which way to go or who to beleive. Can you help me?
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Find someone who has lots of experience with using hyaluronidase to dissolve filler. This will be hard. I would suggest that you discuss how dilute the hyaluronidase is and schedule a series of appointments where small amounts are injected at a time. GET AN ALLERGY TEST IN YOUR ARM BEFORE YOU LET THEM INJECT IT ANYWHERE NEAR YOUR EYES. Quick question: have you had botox under your eyes or in your crows feet area since the juvederm in an attempt to 'fix' the puffiness?
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No, never. Nothing but this one time injection of Juvederm.
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You poor thing. Please let us know how you are progressing and what you decide to do. Cheers
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hi, did you use botox to fix the under eye filler disaster? My derm, who is very well-known in Manhattan, has been trying to fill under my eye for SIX weeks. I have gone in every single week. I look terrible. Nightmare. I am embarassed to look at people and have to live in sunglasses. Now he says well, maybe a little botox to fix this. No thanks, his injection technique clearly sucks. Do you think I should use the hydro to dissolve it? Im tormented. I cant believe people cry over paying $600, I have paid $2500 just for the filler! I am fairly young and it was mild to almost moderate dark circles. Here they charge each time they touch your face, they can put in one tiny drop of filler and you get the full charge, it is not by syringe at all. Im miserable with how hideous I look. To top it off he first told me to go thru 5 "tightening" treatments and maybe I would not need filler at all, once the tiny bag was contracted it would be all better. That was 5 visits and $1,000. Then he told me that a few colors were making the circle dark and one color was red so out came the v-beam machine and 5 more visits and $1300 later he wrapped that up. Well this magical tightening I have never heard of did ZERO. The vbeam did zero because it doesnt work to do that under the eye. Then he said, oh, we need filler. And that brings me to where I am now. And now he is talking botox?! I have had literally 16 visits for him to do all this nonsense on my eyes, every single week for 16 weeks. Im fed up. I look terrible. Horrid. Monsterous. I think NYC is disgusting and the doctors are freaks and liars and scammers. It would not be like this at at all on the west coast. I should have never ever let any of them touch my face. I promised myself that I would fly back to the west coast but I then decided that I was being paranoid and there had to be good drs here too and I needed one here because there are always touch ups and those types of things. Im so mad at myself. I look horrid. I spent $4,700 so far to do something about the dark circles and little bags and I look like hell! I just had to keep going because he kept promising he would fix it. Now he said oh, it looks nice. WHAT?! Then he said, oh I see, it is not all working because we need botox. I hate him...I really do. And I am mad at myself even more because I KNEW NYC has the worse doctors in the country but I stuck my neck out anyways and look what happened. I am literally depressed because I cant locate another $4000 to pay another person to fix my under eye area. I have 2 choices: walk around looking disgusting or have it dissolved. What is your opinion? You seem more honest than these doctors. I am literally depressed over this. It is affecting my self-esteem because everytime I look in the mirror I see disgusting bags he made and pits and lumps and bumps and I feel like a fool. I told myself dont do it after his stupid tightening and vbeam scams but he told me I look so old and tired for my age and I already didnt like under my eye hence the reason I was there in the first place so it wasnt hard for him to drag me along. I look terrible and I am depressed. And I exhausted disposable income for this stuff. oh, his assistant gave me a bag of products he hocks and didnt even ask, just added $300 to the bill. They suck and I broke out everywhere. I stopped by to show him the break out and at least he admitted my clear skin was no longer clear but he charged me to tell me yes, his products broke me out! Another $200. Oh and another $250 for initial consultation fee. oh wait a minute, and another $250 for a glycolic peel to correct the reak-out and another $350 for juvaderm to a tiny scar on my forehead that his crap technique didnt work on. I have been taken to the cleaners and he just smiles and keeps doing it and I keep letting him because he makes me ugly and then promises to fix it! It is one thing he has not helped me but made my skin full of zits and my under eye look deformed but it is another how bad he has made me feel. I really feel badly. Scammed. Sad. Like a damn fool...a fool with disgusting filler job under the eye. And I am now paying another place to get 3 chemical peels to settle the acne, another $600. Im wiped out.
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