I recently had Restylane and Juvederm injected into my tear troughs, my nasolabial folds, at the corners of my mouth, and under my chin. This procedure was done on July 30th (appx. 6 weeks ago). This was the first time I have ever had anything done to my face. I am 59 years old. I have never smoked; I don't drink more than socially; and I have never suffered any kind of sun damage. I wanted to look a bit younger before my recent trip to Japan. I've had friends who have had Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm injections over the past five years, and they look wonderful, so I thought I'd finally give it a try. I found the injections excruciatingly painful, and in spite of having had no aspirin or any vitamins for more than a month beforehand, and using small ice packs all over my face 24/7 for two days afterward, I remained horribly bruised at every injection site for almost two weeks. No, make-up could not hide the bruises. Once the bruising subsided, I noticed big bags were now under each of my eyes where previously there had been only a very small one on one side of my face. In other words, I looked much worse than before. Today, it's been six weeks since the injections and at long last, the bags are beginning to look less noticeable. There was no appreciable difference or improvement to my nasolabial folds or the down-turned corners of my mouth. On the day of the injections, I paid the plastic surgeon, one of the highest rated doctors in Dallas, TX, more than $3,000 for a procedure that did nothing to improve my appearance, and even though the bags under my eyes are finally receding (after six weeks), I consider this procedure a complete waste. I had actually planned to have a face lift eventually with this same doctor. Now, I just don't know if I can trust him to be able to improve the appearance of my face and neck with any procedure.