Restylane Under Eyes for Tired Eyes/dark Circles

I had deep dark circles under my eyes and was...

I had deep dark circles under my eyes and was tired of everyone asking me if I was tired (especially my mother-in-law).  I am considering eye surgery but can't find a surgeon who can give me a straight answer on what to do about lower lids (without creating a bigger mess) so I finally went to a p.s. and had him inject restylane under eyes.

I was a bit apprehensive as I've read about the complications, but I'm very happy I had the injections.  The dr used numbing cream and the pain was minimal (I seem to have a high tolerance for needles in my face...:-) After 2 weeks I'm still a bit bruised (I bruise very easily) even after taking Arnica etc, but I'm finally starting to see the result (the swelling didn't help) and I'm very pleased.  I think this took at least 5 years off my face and I feel very refreshed.

You do have to be patient to see the results but several people have said to me 'you look really good' lately without knowing what I did (that's when the bruises are covered by makeup!) and so I think it was well worth the money and time.  I did have just one lump which the p.s. basically just flattened out with his finger after 2 weeks.... I will still do upper eyes but would consider using this technique for lower without surgery.... I just hope it lasts a while as the downtime is not fun. Make sure you don't have any pressing work or social functions for a few days to a week if you bruise easily.

I have used restylane in my lips and always been happy with the results and so I also had a bit of restylane injected in jowl area to smooth this line out and it worked really well too.  I guess I'm a walking restylane advertisement...

Highland Park Facial Plastic Surgeon

He's a minimalist, doesn't over-recommend solutions and was very exact with the injections, took a lot of time and was quite gentle.

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I know this was posted a long time ago, but how long did it last? Have you continued to do it, or did you find another solution. I have "deep set" eyes with dark trenches. I was looking to get a filler done in the "eye trough" area but not a lot of Dr's will do it. If anyone can reply, it would be greatly appreciated!
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Who's your p.s? I'm thinking of getting it done and i live in NJ area? Thanks! Jen
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Doctor information is shown at the top of the review. Click on that link for full contact details. Hope this helps!

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lp2009 where did you get your restylane . (by which PS) I would like to have it done. Thanks!! KK
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let me know how it goes! I'm now 3 months & going strong, my best friend recently said to me 'your face looks really good lately, are you getting more rest?' so there it is!
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Well I had the restylane under my eyes done on 9/17/09...All I can say is WOW. I love love love the results! I had a wonderful PS do the procedure. Only 1cc was used. The most "shocking" thing of all is that I barely bruised! It was surprising since I bruise quite easily. (Slight swelling). I went to work the next day feeling fine. My dark circles aren't as dark...and waking up looking more "refreshed" is awesome. It's a shame that some people do not have a positive experience. I'm glad (and relieved) that I did!
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Great review. I get restylane around my mouth and absolutely love it. So now I will try it underneath my eyes. I have been apprehensive about this procedure for a while, but have decided to try it. I also bruise easily and have started taking arnica...Although I'm sure I'll still have some slgiht bruising. My appointment is next week. I hope it goes well & that I am happy with the results!
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