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Thanks for sharing what you think is more preferable under the eyes. I do plan to get restaylne under my eyes instead of juvederm, now I just have one more crucial question to ask since you are the expert and I don't want to ask anyone else but you. I recently had juvederm ultra injected into my laugh lines. There is a tad more I need on my right side, so I thought I would some of it injected under my eyes and a tad in my laugh line. Now I want restayline. My question: Can restayline be mixed with juvederm in my nasolabial fold if I just got juvederm two weeks ago, and plan to get restaline for my undereye area and a tad in my NL fold. will the combination be okay since they are both hydralic acid?
here is one more thing: STOP CHASING ASYMMETRIES. Women are obsessed with asymmetry and they are for the most part IRRELEVANT AND IMPOSSIBLE TO FIX. Please search my written blog on understanding why chasing asymmetries is a waste of money, time, and energy plus you will NEVER be satisfied (you have to go back about 8 pages to find that blog, but read it). No one sees your asymmetry except for you (unless you point it out to a friend.) Now, occasionally, another women looking at you may get obsessed with your asymmetry because she is obsessed with her own. In my consent forms, i have written "The two sides are not the same and can never be made the same". I memorized that because women are totally obsessed with asymmetry and it is almost impossible to fix and really a waste of money.
Also, the lower eyelid area takes a lot to fill completely so I would not waste any more in your NLF. However, most doctors just fill a little doo-dad in the tear trough near the nose. I fill the whole thing. Remember not to condemn the product but the physician performing it. I would definitely ask to look at his/her before and afters in the lower eyelid because this is a truly ADVANCED procedure. As you know, I am opposed to needle injections around the eyes, but that puts me in less than 1/10th of 1% of injectors out there.
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery