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...