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Bags, Crepinesss, Wrinkles from Restylane - Hoboken, NJ

In May, I had restylane injected in my eye troughs...

In May, I had restylane injected in my eye troughs - the first cosmetic procedure I'd ever had done. In my research of doctors, I thought I had been thorough and decided on Dr. TG Khan of Hoboken and Edgewater. I had found only positive feedback of him online.

During the consultation the doctor initially said he didn't think there would be much of a difference if I had the injection done. He didn't elaborate why and, at the time, I respected his candor. I told him I wanted to go ahead with it anyway.

He started on my right side where he was decidedly more aggressive than the left. After he finished, I was pleased with the immediate results.

The next day I woke up swollen which I assumed was normal. But after the swelling went down a few days later, I was left with a large pronounced bags under my eyes (a significantly puffier one on my right side) as well as a map of new wrinkles and crepiness. I looked twenty years older! Thank God I wear glasses which hid some of it.

When I went back for the follow up, the doctor immediately went on the defensive asking me, "What is it you think you see?" I was flabbergasted, but I calmly tried to talk through everything. He then told me I had absorbed most of the restylane (one month later) and that I actually needed more. More? He also said my face wasn't symmetrical to begin with so one bag being larger made sense. He at no time gave the slightest hint of sympathy or suggested using Hyaluronidase to dissolve the Restylane. I was absolutely disgusted when I left his office.

A very bad first experience.

Dr. TG Khan

Edgewater and Hoboken Cosmetic & Laser Centers were founded by Dr. T.G. Khan where continues to practice today.

Finally getting it fixed

Update: Yesterday, I finally went to a doctor to have the Restylane dissolved. I used Dr. Eviatar at Chelsea Eye Associates (NYC) and it couldn't have gone better. He's really great and as he promised, the restylance was almost completely dissolved within a few hours. True, it looks a little like deflated balloons under my eye at the moment, but at least I can start again and I don't have that monstrous bulbous look. Seeing Dr. Eviatar next week to move forward with another procedure. All good.

Last Visit...

Yesterday I had my follow up visit with Chelsea Eye Associates. I've now, in total, had three visits there.

On the first visit I was seen by one of the nurses, who injected Hyaluronidase under my eyes. The cost of the visit was $300 and, sadly, nothing happened. The following week I had to leave on an extended business trip to Europe and was gone about a month.

When I got back, I was able to see Dr. Aviatar who injected me also with Hyaluronidase. The cost of the second visit was again $300. But this time I began to see results within hours.

I was then scheduled for a follow up appt. (yesterday). The doctor eventually saw me about an hour and a half after my appt. time. Although the attending assistant was very pleasant and repeatedly apologized, when the doctor finally arrived, after sitting in that tiny room for so long, I was pretty much ready to leave. Although Dr. Aviatar in no way acknowledged the hour and half delay, he did answer all my questions and is quite obviously an accomplished practitioner.

He finished by suggesting more Restylane plus Perlane to act as support. Having gone through months of the Restylane mishap, I became hesitant - which the doctor picked up on and, shortly afterward, excused himself. At that point, the assistant, who kindly said he understood why I wanted to consider everything carefully, told me that to make up for the waiting they would take off $150 from the two filler procedure - making that final cost $1750. They could see me in a few weeks.

To be honest, it simply felt a little like a conveyor belt and, for that reason, I won't be returning. There was no cost for the third visit.

I wasn't sure whether to write this follow up because, I guess, I wanted to wrap everything up in a nice bow and be done with it...but then I figured I should mention exactly what happened - especially after reading other online reviews from people who got the same impression I did.
New Jersey Oculoplastic Surgeon

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
2 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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