Filler Revision

I had a consultation with Dr. Lynn Chiu-Collins a...

I had a consultation with Dr. Lynn Chiu-Collins a couple of months back and trusted her aesthetic eye at the time but wanted to save money so I went to a medspa for tear trough fillers. It was a mistake! She used Juvederm under my eyes which left a blue hue, and she also did not apply the same amount on one eye as she did the other which not only left me with one lifted side and one hollow, but it also left me with more filler on my nasal area than under my eyes. It was actually a pretty traumatizing experience as I had never had any type of filler or surgery before in my life, and if you can't guess (since i'm getting fillers) my vanity was at stake!

I went to Dr. Chiu-Collins to have her view what had happened and give her professional opinion of where I should go from here. She used hyaluronidase to remove it but she gave me the option to try and revise it with fillers as well. I asked her for time to think about it before I made a decision because I knew I would be entering my NYE and Xmas with these results. I went ahead with the removal of the fillers and I'm so happy I did. Afterwards, she made the suggestion to instead of focusing the filler on my tear trough area, to first focus on the cheeks which will help to highlight my eyes more and might keep me from needing the under eye fillers at all.

I appreciate Dr. Chiu-Collins professional opinion and demeanor and although I spent a lot of money making the mistake I made, I am so thankful that I can go back to her and trust my face in her hands. If I could make a recommendation it would be to NOT go to a medspa for such a special procedure. Trust the professionals and make sure you consult with them and feel comfortable with what they have to offer.


Oh and side note - If I do have any tear trough filler put in she will be using Belotero which does not have the "blueish" effect and she raves on about as an under eye filler. I will be sure to write a review if this is the direction I decide to go!
Dr. Lynn Chiu-Collins

Very professional, and pleasant.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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PLEASE! don't let them put BELOTERO under your eyes that's what i did and i'm going on 4 mouths trying to remove it ,because the doctor injected to much it went to my cheeks and a bag of swollen redness and fluid accumulated i've had to be going to get injections to remove it .HORRIBLE is the only word that describes my journey. VITRASE is the only thing that has helped i have been walking around with red bags that look like the ending of a black eye on my cheeks so i bought a concealer and a pair of no prescription glasses and have them on while this goes away it has helped a lot but still have some of the product and a dark spot because it was so swollen i have a little pigmentation also. so is it worth it no, now i have wrinkles on my cheeks plus everything else i just mention . hope this helps .
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Oh wow!! I'm so sorry your experience was traumatic! I actually did end up getting Belotero and Juvederm from Dr. Chiu-Collins in San Francisco and I am so pleased with the results, but I do understand the risks involved. I really hope you are able to find a specialist in your area... if you are from the bay area please give her a visit. She is at Union Square Facial Plastic Surgery ... she's amazing, and she works a lot with revisions. Again I really hope everything is resolved and turns out for the best. Thank you for sharing.
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Thanks for sharing!  How long did it take for the hyaluronidase to take effect?
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Almost immediately! She didn't even have to numb the area because the needle was so small, I am so thrilled.. and I know it sounds strange because I obviously received the fillers to improve my appearance but it feels really nice to have my own natural appearance back :)
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Oh wow I didn't realize it worked so quickly.  Glad you got your natural appearance back :)
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