I have had Restylane injections periodically from...
I have had Restylane injections periodically from 2004-2006 with varying results. At first I only had the NL folds and marionettes injected and it looked very good.
But here is what eventually happens: I now have permanent needle marks along the NL folds where it has been injected and tiny white bumps close to the skin surface that do not go away. I've also been injected too closely to the surface of the skin and have two areas of blue dots that look like tatoos.
Needless to say I don't have it done any longer. The worst experience by far was being talked into having it injected into the tear troughs under my eyes. It was done in July, 2006 and looked horrible. I still have lumps and bumps under my eyes 15 months later. I've been wearing sunglasses since that time. What is worse, the now deflated areas under the eyes are wrinkled and loose and look terrible as well so I have high and low spots under my eyes. Do not let anyone EVER talk you into having it done under the eyes. You will really reget it for years afterward.
For what it's worth, these procedures were done by a person who is considered an expert in the field.
I have had Juvederm once for lips and NL folds. I like it a lot better. It just seems to disapate and doesn't leave residual white bumps behind. This was done by someone else.