I had restylane injected under my eyes one week ago. I have to say that I love love love the results!
I'm 40 yrs old and quite thin. In the past year I've noticed my dark circles getting darker and a "hollowness" that I've never seen before. Hated it. I knew I had to do something.
I've been getting restylane around my mouth for years from my PS and have always been happy with the results. I asked my PS about injections under my eyes. He actually refused. He does not like to inject any filler underneath the eyes. I was a little surprised but glad he was honest. He is the only PS I have had and trusted. I did not want to go to anyone else. I was afraid since a good PS is very important and so hard to find/trust.
I started to research and ask around for PS recommendations. I finally found a doctor 2 hrs away from me. I scheduled a consultation. The PS answered all my questions, gave me the pros and cons on the procedure, etc. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable...and his credentials were very impressive.
I was apprehensive since I have heard other people have bad experiences, but I decided to do it. Since I bruise very easily I started taking Arnica one week prior. (I even bought arnica gel just in case.)
The PS gave me a choice of 3 fillers and I chose restylane. As he was preparing the restylane he told me he will mix the restylane with a numbing solution. He said it will numb the eye area as he injects the restylane...Hmm. Ok. He had the nurse in the same room with us the whole time. He played music in the background so I can relax...He was about to start the injections when I noticed he didn't put any topical numbing cream on my skin...He said he didn't have to since he had mixed in a numbing solution with the restylane. I told him I still rather have some numbing cream on (just to make me feel better). No problem. He smiled and put some on me. Well, the injections did not hurt at all. I didn't feel anything (just slight pressure).
Only 1 syringe was used...he put a little more in my right eye (as I was hoping he would do. He's good :) It was over before I knew it! Wow. That was quick...thank god!
The most shocking thing was the fact that I hardly bruised. A little swollen, sure, but no bruising...Wow! I was impressed, since I was preparing for the worst. I looked in the mirror and saw a difference right away. I was very happy. I went to work the next day feeling fine (some tenderness around eyes only).
I wish everyone could have a good experience like mine. I truly believe a very good PS is needed for this procedure. I know everyone responds different to pain, fillers, needles, etc. I had a wonderful experience and will continue to do this once a year. It has really changed the way I feel about myself! Now that I have this refreshed look...I am going to try Latisse to get those long eyelashes...to show off my new eyes :)