Thermage Eyeshields Caused Severe Pain
I had Thermage done on my eyes only one week ago...
- 25 Feb 2009
I had Thermage done on my eyes only one week ago. Everything went fine until my esthetician put in my eyeshields. They hurt for a minute, but the pain subsided. The treatment went fine, little pain but not too bad.
I went home and within 2hours I could not see and the pain to my corneas was unbearable. My vision became very foggy, cloudy, and I could not keep my eyes open. The eyeshields gave me a corneal abrasion, and or irritation. I called the clinic 3 times and was told not to take any anti-inflammatories and to just use over the counter eyewash. That did nothing, so I called a 4th time and was prescribed steroid eyedrops.
Around 11 hours after the procedure I couldn't take the pain anymore and took aspirin. For the next 9 hours I took a total of 6pills. I should've taken Tylenol but I was in so much pain that I wasn't thinking straight. I could not see clearly again for 48 hours.
I would not have any procedure done if it required eyeshields. The Thermage treatment itself was fine but the eyeshields should only be put in by a physician. I will see in 6 months if I ruined any chances of having a good outcome by having taken the aspirin. My eyelids are a little swollen but it's too early to tell if there will be any benefit.