Bye, Bye Bags – Restylane for Undereye Bags
A Staff Testimonial by Judyann Affronti
Looking in the mirror, as we ladies often do, we all feel that we’re holding up pretty well until that one day when we notice our eyes in a recent photo and ask, “Where did those BAGS come from?” Impossible as it seems, it had at last happened to me, the beginnings of the dreaded undereye bags. Working in the office, I knew that Dr. Sheila Bond injected Restylane into the “tear troughs” to fill the indented areas and virtually disguise the “bags”. She also mentioned that most patients “don’t feel a thing”. As most patients know, I’m no stranger to Restylane, which I profess to being one of 2 my best friends (the other is Dysport). While I refuse to flinch at the needle insertion in my nasolabials and marionette lines (it’s REALLY not that bad!), but the idea of that needle so close to the eyes was truly creeping me out.
But given the choice between keeping the undereye “bags” and getting needles stuck in them, vanity, of course, won out and there I was in the chair, Emla in my orbits and palms perspiring. I closed my eyes and felt some pressure, the tiniest pinch and in a few minutes, it was over. Initially, I had a bit of redness and what looked like a case of undereye measles (the filler is injected in small bumps that will shortly soften and blend together to fill the indented areas). By the next day, I could barely see where the bumps had been, everything had smoothed out, but remained raised enough to camouflage those nasty bags. Best of all, the procedure used very little filler, leaving some for perfecting other little areas of woe. Amazing!