rcontis on Citysearch
5 years ago
08/14/2015, 03:09 AM
Let me start by saying that I have been seeing Dr. Lantry for years for botox. She has always done a pretty good job in the past, and up until 5 weeks ago I trusted her without question...
On July 8th I booked in for "a little botox around my crow's feet", I had a date that weekend and thought I'd freshen up. Keep in my mind my face looked good at the time I really didn't need much. I'm extremely healthy and take very good care of my skin.
When Dr. Lantry came in to perform the injections I told her to do "as little as possible, just the crow's feet". Because I'd been seeing her for years i trusted her. Huge mistake. Dr Lantry took it upon herself to inject each eye with 10 improperly placed units. She injected me under my eyes without so much as mention... She did it without being asked to do so, or without asking me if that is what I wanted. If you know anything about botox, you know that injecting under the eyes isn't widely accepted as a good idea. What can (and did happen to me) is an incredibly ugly painful result. What happens when you freeze the muscles under the eye are 2 things; First the muscles that pump blood and fluid out of the area stop working so you end up with blood and fluid accumulation under the eyes (in other words huge bluish bags). The second is the lax muscles surrounding the eye sag, which creates more wrinkles (wrinkles I never had before) and crepiness. Nightmare.
What I also experienced was the inability to squint AT ALL, which led to massive light sensitivity and headaches. The fluid retention around my eyes has been so bad that I have had to put my life on hold. I have looked and felt so horrible for the last 5 weeks that I've basically gone into hiding. I didn't leave the house for the first 4 weeks when it was at it's worst. I've been getting lymphatic drainage accupuncture which has helped with swelling ($120 a week) and have basically been spent every evening soaking in a hot bath with warm compresses on my eyes to help with circulation in the area since the muscles are still frozen.
Dr Lantry's response to my distress was patronizing and breezy.. "Sorry this is so difficult for you, it's not permanent"
It's been 51/2 weeks and I still look bad.. A total botox horror story!
I will never again let anyone other than a board certified facial plastic surgeon touch my face. This was not a case of unusual "side effects", this was simply too much botox injected into the wrong area. Should never have happened..
One of the worst experiences of my life.