So was not worth it - Under Eye Filler - New York, NY

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Not sure what to think. Went to fill in the tear...

Not sure what to think. Went to fill in the tear trough ares and slight bags under my eyes after Botox injection in the crow feet area. Right after procedure it looked good although somewhat bruised. Had some pressure pain and moderate bruising that's still not gone after a week. What I see is puffiness under my eyes and I still look very tired though in a different way. I had some wrinkles under my eyes where skin hollowed out but now that area was filled in I still have wrinkles. It looks weirded when I smile, u could see where the filler has been placed. Aestitian told me it would settle down after another week or two but I'm starting to think this is it. I have a visible bump in the inner corner of my right eye from day one. Can it be massaged out? Before the whole thing settles? I feel the whole filler is moving south and I still have bags under my eyes and dark circles. Plus I see ridges under my skin. It's uneven. I'm afraid to have it dissolved unless it looks like total disaster. Can it get worse after a week? The doctors office is very busy and staff not available. Should I even go? I feel like they would not be helpful and brush me off as they did over the phone.

So was not worth it

Went to a reputable doctor to fill in mild under eye bags. Received radiesse in the cheek area and restylane under eyes and in tear trough. Had a moderate swelling and bruising for about 5-6 days and when swelling went down my under eye bags reappeared... Both in the trough area and under eye... I think the filler started to move south. Since it takes few weeks for fillers to settle down I was just praying for it not to get worse so at least I wouldn't end up worse then when I started. Haha, then, on day 9 my upper eyelids blew up and I couldn't even open my eyes all the way. I had a constant pressure in my left eye that was causing a headache. I won't write how much I was freaking out and thinking should I go to emergency room. I called the doctors office and left an emergency message and thank god he called me back pretty fast ( this was Sunday and his office closed). He said it's a " second flow" and it should resolve in a few days.
My friend who is a pharmacist sent me a study on Restylane that says delayed allergic reaction occurred to a small percentage of patients and I guess I'm one of them. I had filler injections in different areas twice before and had very mild to no symptoms at all. Appearantly, this allergic reaction can happen at any time. I'm home today, will miss at least 1-2 days of work and at the end all I'm hoping for is not to turn out worse then before the fillers. Please god, let me get back to normal.

1 year later

After 1 year: this procedure was definitely not worth it. My trough area was not filled, I have a needle track on the right side making it more prominent. Doc overfilled the area and now I have more prominent and defined bags under my eyes. It gets worse every few months and my upper eyelids puff up when I'm tired. So I end up with bags under and over my eyes.
I had picked a reputable doctor on this site with 5 star reviews who goes on tv programs and all.
I'm a single woman in late 30's and this has definitely put me in a depressed mood. I'm feeling like crying as write this.
Overall I've spent 3000$ ( tried to fix the ares by filling nearby sections as doctor suggested but he didn't do enough) and ended up looking 5 years older and not 5 younger as I hoped.
Doctor was not pleased with me when I mentioned that things got worse. Gave me few suggestions that didn't make sense and wasn't too nice to me. It was clear he wanted me out of his office.
As I said, things get progressively worse every few months.
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