I had Juvederm Ultra injected under my eyes one week ago to correct tear troughs that had been bugging me for years. The doc injected 0.2ml of Juvederm 3 under each eye (used 0.4ml in total).
He used an anesthetic cream and there was no pain. I am very happy with the results. Lo and behold I can even wear eye makeup again!! Before the treatment I had very noticeable bags, now my eyes look much better.
Not sure how long the results will last but at the moment I have found this to be a subtle but satisfactory improvement to my eye area. My only complaint is that he could have injected a bit more! Unfortunately the new Juvederm Ultra 2 and 3 (4 is not recommended for tear troughs) come in 0.55ml syringes, so if I want more dramatic results the doc will have to crack open another syringe which means more money. In fact the doc recommended Juvederm Ultra 3 for the tear troughs and then Juvederm Ultra 4 for cheek augmentation as my tear troughs had sort of descended into the cheek area and he wanted to plump up the cheek too.
But I was nervous about having so much product put in first time, so he took a very conservative approach and used just less than one syringe of Juvederm Ultra 3 for both eyes. I had no bruising or swelling whatsoever, was able to walk out and into public with no makeup immediately after.
For those who want to have this done - choose a doctor who specialises in injections (my doc is not a PS he ONLY does injections) and go for a conservative approach - you can always have more product added in your touch up (I am going for a touch up after one month).
I live in South Africa and here it cost me R1900 - the equivalent of $240 for injecting one syringe of Juvederm Ultra 3. My doc is works from his lovely home in Cape Town, has a thorough knowledge of facial anatomy, and takes great pride in his work.
Apparently he has consulting rooms in London too. I had discussed fat injections (to my under eye area) with a Plastic surgeon here in Cape Town, but was not convinced, as to me the risks seemed to outweigh the benefits of that procedure.
I am glad I had the Juvederm injected instead. I would regard it as a relatively minor procedure.