Before undergoing Restylane Eyelight injections with an injector at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery, the patient will meet with their injector for a consultation. At this consultation, the injector will discuss the patient’s goals for treatment, the benefits and risks of the procedure, the patient’s medical history, and examine the under eye area. Understanding these factors can help the injector better perform the filler injections for optimal results.
Once the injector determines the patient is a good candidate for under eye filler and Restylane Eyelight, they will further describe the results the patient can expect. In some cases, it may be possible to immediately proceed with treatment. Otherwise, patients will receive a preliminary price quote and financing information. They can then schedule their appointment at a time convenient for them.
Restylane Eyelight Technique
Firstly, while patients tend to tolerate the injections well, the injector will offer the patient numbing cream. This can help reduce the sensations and pain felt during the injections. Restylane Eyelight also contains a small amount of lidocaine to help ease the pain under the skin.
Using either a needle or a cannula, the injector will gently and precisely inject the hyaluronic acid filler into the supraperiosteal plane. This means that the filler is injected above the periosteum, which is the membrane containing blood vessels and nerves that wrap around bones. Injectors at Allure Esthetic often use the cannula method to avoid penetrating this area, prevent side effects, and reduce risk.
Injecting directly underneath the skin or not deep enough can lead to the Tyndall effect, or a bluish hue under the skin where the filler is visible. This can also make lumps and bumps more likely to be visible.
The injection process usually takes around ten minutes. With the Restylane Eyelight specialized technique used at Allure Esthetic, injectors use only one poke in the area between the under eye and upper cheek. Patients will likely see an immediate difference in their under eye appearance. Though, the final results will take around two weeks to fully settle.
Restylane Eyelight injections require little aftercare. Sometimes, an injector may recommend massaging the area to address lumps or help the filler settle into the ideal position. If a patient has a history of bruising easily, they may want to limit caffeine and the use of medications and supplements that can worsen bruising. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise for the rest of the day and may consider taking it easy for an additional day or two, though this is not strictly necessary. Patients can apply an ice pack to the area to address swelling or pain as needed.