Lydia in NJ

Location: nj/ny
Member since 9/7/2012


  • 44 total posts
  • 8 questions

Questions from Lydia in NJ

Seeking Lower Eyelid Surgical/non-surgical Suggestions?

47 y.o. female ready to do more than botox for my eye area (and cheek area?). My eyes at rest appear youthful (yet with flatter midface) but, when I smile (even just a tiny... READ MORE

Could Restylane Truly Help Lower Eyelids with Tear Troughs and Excess Dynamic Lateral Rolls?

Worried a lower traditional bleph will diminish eye size, for being in late 40s, I would likely need a canthopexy. Also, I've read that excess skin removal is limited with a... READ MORE

Fillers Vs. Fat Transfer? How Can I Find a Truly Expert Facial Injector in the NY/NJ Area?

I am trying to put off surgery for a few years. I imagine that board certified Derms and Plastic Surgeons naturally showcase pics of their best jobs. "Reviews" are quite... READ MORE

Chemical Peel, Fractional CO2, or the 3-5 Treatments of Less Severe Lasers?

I would like to tighten/clear my skin, at least to a noticeable degree. Have some cheek lines (besides nasolabular), some melasma type cheek pigmentation that drives me mad! My... READ MORE

Mortified! Have I Created Permanent Lower Lid Creases Due to 3 Years of Inappropriate Botox Injections? Fearful of Lower Bleph.

Resolution for dynamic lower lid bunching? Had Botox, 3x year, 3 years. Initially, did forehead, furrows & crowsfeet. After a few treatments, noticed slight pouch that... READ MORE

Why Do So Few Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons Admit Potential Eventual Pitfalls of Readily Injecting Botox?

Every action causes a reaction. I have experienced and witnessed "reactions" associated with Botox weakening muscles (no matter how expertly injected) causing eventual and... READ MORE

Belotero for Under Eye Creases, Mild Tear Trough Groove and Upper Cheek Volume?

As Restylane may possibly produce the Tyndall Effect, and Juverderm supposedly "moves" around frequently after injections, and fat transfers may or may not take, as well as... READ MORE

Could Radiesse for Cheek Volume Worsen Dynamic Undereye Creases? Fearful of Lower Bleph. Other Ideas? (Photo)

Along w/upper bleph, I'd like to augment my cheeks w/Radiesse. My lower lids show dynamic lateral creases (smoother at rest). I DON'T SEEM to present with other deformities "so... READ MORE

Recent comments from Lydia in NJ

Sallify, in my last reply, I didn't mean to sound like I have all the answers. Where Restylane is concerned, in truth, I don't have a clue. Who does, I'm beginning to wonder! All I do is research and try to make sense of it all. Perhaps... READ COMMENT

Sallify, I honestly and personally appreciate your dilemma. Unless by some miracle, my Restylane vanishes (doubtfully!), I would at least consider a bleph, with the understanding that I would need a tiny bit of an HA and likely a skin... READ COMMENT

After researching multiple websites belonging to "Top Doctors" (e.g. Castle Connoly), I have come to the conclusion that only a small minority of dermatologists and plastic surgeons have the ability to successfully inject minute amounts... READ COMMENT

I'm so sorry the Vitrase wasn't as helpful as you had hoped it would be. I feel your frustration and sadness every day, now being six months post Restylane, myself. I opted to try and wait it out a bit longer, although, the past four... READ COMMENT

Lindsay, now that I'm researching, once again for myself, possible reactions post blephs, I came across a surgeon's comment that may apply to you: If you had a concurrent fat augmentation or TRANSPOSITION PROCEDURE to fill in the tear... READ COMMENT