Restylane Under Eyes- Don't Do It! - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I had Restylane injected under my eyes 4 weeks ago...

I had Restylane injected under my eyes 4 weeks ago and this has been the worst month of my entire life since!! My eyes looked hideous and it aged me 5-10 years. I went back to get it dissolved 3 times and my eyes are in the process of healing now, but are not back to normal. Have consulted several dermatologists and oculoplastic surgeons who say I now have to play the waiting game to see how long it will be before I return to normal. Some say a few month, some say a year or more and not one recommends fixing them with lasers or surgery wince my eyes have been too traumatized. Please do not ever do this to yourselves. I would not wish this anxiety and pain on my worst enemy. Money was refunded to me, but I would literally pay 20 times that amount to have my old eyes back. SO sad.

I have since gone back for a 4th shot of targeted...

I have since gone back for a 4th shot of targeted hyuloronidase. It has helped, but I am still not back to 100%. I am thinking I need one more targeted dose in remaining lumps. I think Restylane is more resistant. I guess I should have just had my eyes "flooded" with hyuloronidase from the beginning instead of getting smaller doses.

It is now been 7 weeks since getting injected with...

It is now been 7 weeks since getting injected with Restylane. I have had 6 rounds of hyaluronidase (last round 9 days ago). The swelling under eyes is finally subsiding, but my eyes don't look normal yet. I will be getting an Ulthera treatment in 5 days to help build collagen, then wait a while to see if I will need a laser treatment or something for resurfacing. Getting Restylane under the eyes was the absolute worst decision I ever made!

I have since had the Restylane dissolved and had...

I have since had the Restylane dissolved and had Ulthera done to help tighten up the lax skin. I had to have a bit more Restylane put back in the corners and am going back in a few days for a tad bit more. I did not bruise or swell at all this time, but I went to a reconstructive plastic surgeon this time who knows exactly what he is doing. I trust him and am happy so far with his ability to "fix" my eyes after a HORRIFIC experience at the medspa.

The last 3.5 months have been a nightmare. I have...

The last 3.5 months have been a nightmare. I have seen several plastic surgeons since and cannot stress enough the importance of having this done by a plastic surgeon or someone with a proven track record. Any problems may very well be permanent.

15 Months Later

Below are some pics- The first is 5 months after Restylane (after 7 dissolving attempts, reinjection of Restylane, more dissolvant, then finally Beloter in an attempt to smooth out area (and after Ulthera and fractional laser)- a hot mess! The second is now- after having it dissolved by an expert last Decmeber, reinjected skillfully, and 2 TCA peels early this year to deal with traumatized and stretched skin. My eyes are not perfect, but you can see that they are better. I wanted to give hope to those in despair that bad Restylane does not need to be a life sentence. I also found during my trial and error phase that I was intervening too often. I DID need to completely rid all Restylane first, though. It has been a complete nightmare that I would not wish upon anyone!

Second Pic

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