I went in to have my laugh lines touched up and the assistant convinced me that by injecting some in my cheecks would help my dark circles. How I wish I had gone with my gut and said no.
That night I felt pain and numbing in my nose. I called the docctor the next day and they insisted I come in immediately and went I got to the office the doctor took one look at me and said that there was an arterial blockage and they had to dissolve the product with hyuraldonaise. They gave me a huge amount (1800 units) and the right side of my face was bruised for a week. It dissolved the blockage which was a good thing as the doctor said I was at risk for losing my skin and permanent scarring if this did not work. However, they did not tell me that the hyuraldonaise would destry the tissue underneath my eyes. This has made the bags under my eyes more noticeable and the discoloration underneath my eyes cannot even be covered by makeup.
It has been 3 and half months and I still have eyes that now look 20 years older than they did before the treatment. I was never advised by my doctor of the possible arterial blockage which is a very serious potential outcome AND the damage that amount of hyuraldonaise can do to the tissue. The original procedure was completed by a doctors assistant and the cosmetic dermatologist injected the hyuraldonaise to save my skin.
This procedure is not "safe" as they claim and they do not tell you upfront of all the possible scenarios and I did ask and was assured that juvaderm was very safe and worst case scenario is a week of swelling and some brusing which would go away. They also told me any result I did not like could be safely removed with hyuraldonaise however this is also not true as that has caused my eye tissue to disappear leaving horrendous bags exposeed and raccoon like circles under my eyes. Please beware of this "safe" procedure.