I have read about a new alternative to Restylane and other fillers, called Belotero. I have a serious case of herniated fat pads under eyes, and am curious whether injecting Belotero might disguise these. I also read that this is FDA approved. Is that correct? Thank you.
Herniated Fat Pads Under Eyes. Would Belotero Be Effective? (photo)
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Beletero for herniated fat pads?
You should undergo a careful pretreatment evaluation, including a history and examination, before having Beletero. and physicians will be cautious about injecting anyone with a history of puffiness under the eyes in the morning that improves during the day. Your dictir will also be cautious about injecting someone who has had surgery to the lower eyelids, as these patients can have compromised lymphatic drainage from their lower eyelids, making it difficult to for the periorbital muscle and lymphatics to eliminate the fluid that is attracted to some types of fillers. It might help also to limit the amount of filler injected in this area in one session.
You can try the Beletero first to see if you are happy with the degree of correction, especially since it is very difficult to inject fillers under the eyes of someone who has already had lower eyelid surgery without getting some side effects, such as persistent edema.
Belotero Under The Eyes
One of the more difficult treatments with facial filler is under the eyes and cheek additions. Belotero has several properties which make is a good choice for this, although other HA products can be used her quite successfully as well.
Seek an experienced injector for this area. Less is more as under the eyes as well. 80% treatment (slight undercorrection) under the eyes is better than 105% (i.e. slight overcorrection) as the margin for error here is quite slim.
Belotero is a great choice for under eyes
Belotero is a new FDA-approved filler with properties that make it ideal for treating under the eyes. It is important to know that this is an off-label indication for the product. It is approved for naso-labial folds. This is a difficult injection, so make absolutely sure that you are going to a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, general plastic surgeon or dermatologist for treatment.
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Belotero - New FDA Approved Filler for Under Eyes and Other Areas
Belotero would be a good option for injection under your eyes to help disguise your herniated fat pads and improve the appearance of this area. It is a soft, flowing filler that is usually injected superficially and can be molded to give the best results. Belotero is FDA approved for the same indication as other hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm.
Belotero for under eyes
Around the eyes, you really need an experienced injector. It will not camouflage the bags completely however it can make a nice improvement in the area. Belotero is not FDA approved around the eyes (but neither is any other filler and Belotero is still used in this area).
Herniated fat pads under eyes
That being said, you need to be careful when getting filler under the eyes if you already have some bulging or puffiness there- sometimes fillers can worsen the appearance of this puffiness.
I would recommend that you find an expert injector in your area who is experienced with under eye fillers.
Belotero for tear troughs
Belotero is a great new filler for the under eye area
Belotero Under the Eyes
Belotero is a great choice for under eye treatment of a nasally located depression or shadow. This is the area below the fat pad. By elevating the depression, you make the fat pad less noticible. This is FDA approved. An advantage of Belotero is that you don't need to significantly undercorrect like some of the other fillers. This is because it causes less of an osmotic gradient and draws less fluid to the region. Good luck. You look like a good candidate.
Belotero is a great option for under-eye hollows
Belotero is a new FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler. Restylane and Juvéderm are also HA's, but each one has unique characteristics. Belotero is very well suited for use in the under eye area. It is very soft and blends into the area nicely. It won't look like a "tube" has been placed there. It also is hard to detect because it doesn't "show through" the thin skin of the under eye the way Restylane or Juvéderm sometimes can if it is placed too superficially. It isn't likely to cause excessive swelling because it doesn't draw in as much water as Juvéderm or Restylane.
Filler in the under eye area can be a very rewarding way to camouflage a protruding fat pad. Be sure to see a physician who is very experienced with placing filler in this area. It's not a place for a novice injector.
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