To get a different treatment then what i came in for. If I ask for Restylene and they push Juvederm for under the eyes puffiness.
Should i choose a different doctor if the assistants are trying to persuade me?
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Great question! I believe that the most important thing when it comes to any cosmetic procedure is trust between the patient and the doctor. This includes the entire team at the office including nurses, assistants, and other staff. Everyone should be on the same page with the patients goals and well-being in mind, so I understand why your experience might have felt uncomfortable. With that being said, physicians often have their reasons for recommending a specific product and Restylane and Juvederm can both be used in the under-eye area. I suggest (if you haven't already done so) asking your doctor why the assistants recommended Juvederm for you specifically. Ultimately you should feel comfortable with the doctors judgement and decisions, so if you are not satisfied with the reason, I suggest seeking the help of another physician. Good luck!
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In general, most plastic surgeons who perform a lot of under-eye treatments use Restylane or Belotero in this area. Results are more predictable and the risk of excessive puffiness or swelling is less compared to Juvederm.Having said that, using Juvederm under the eye is not "wrong." An injector may highly recommend a specific product because he/she is most comfortable injecting it. Physicians inject the products that they have the most experience with, as well as the products they have available. For example, some practices will carry just Allergan products (Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Botox, etc.), while others will inject products from several different companies (Merz, Galderma, Suneva, etc.).
Ensure that your injector of choice fulfills some criteria: 1) is a board certified facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist, 2) has experience injecting many different products and knows which products work best in specific areas, regardless of the brand, 3) is able to give you different options depending on what result you are looking for as well as your budget.Finally, make sure you are comfortable with your injector! Good communication and education is key. If you do not feel comfortable with your physician after the consultation, you are welcome to look for another who you will work best with.Best of luck!
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