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Can Radiesse Be Used to for Dark Circles?
9 Doctor Answers | Asked by niamh in ireland
Not a good use for this filler
You are better off using a hyaluronic acid filler suvch as Restyland or Juvederm. Radiesse can cause granulomas, permanent lumps of tissue, that require surgical removal. This is especially problematic underneath thin skin of the eyes. Those of you who read the posts know my opinions on permanent fillers, and the problems they can cause, especially in thin-skinned areas. We have also found Radiesse to be a problem in the lips and around the mouth. We have operated on many patients for...
A thorough evaluation is in order to see if Radiesse would be of any benefit to improve dark circles
There are two factors that may contribute to “dark circles” under the eyes, pigmentation changes of the skin and contour irregularities at the lower eyelid-cheek junction. Radiesse would be helpful to correct the contour irregularity by filling in the hollow and creating a smoother surface. Minimal to no improvement would be expected to the skin’s dark discoloration. A thorough evaluation is in order to see in Radiesse would be of any benefit. I would recommend seeing...
Am assuming that you are referring to the "hollows" below the eyes. The skin of the lower eyelid and tear trough areas are very thin and delicate, with important underlying nerves and blood vessels, not to mention the most important structure in the area, the globe (eyeball). For these reasons, you need to know that injection with any filler material to treat the "dark circles" has some of the most serious potential complications. I generally prefer hyaluronic acid...
Any veteran of this site knows that any injectable under the eye is fraught with difficulty. Further dark circles can be among the more difficult things to treat anyway with injectables. Finally, Radiesse, if an injectable is contemplated, would be an exceptionally poor choice since it is intended for areas of deeper skin. I would be surprised if you could find a plastic surgeon, board certilfied or otherwise, or a dermatologitst who would be eager to use that substance in this area....
Radiesse will not help
You cannot treat the problem of "dark circles" under your eyes with Radiesse, or with any injectable filler (Restylane, Juvederm, etc). Adding volume to your under eye area is not going to do anything for the dark pigment in this area. Also, Radiesse should not be used in this area at all.
Dark circles under eyes
Dark circles can be shadowing or the appearance of the muscle layer under thinned lower eyelid skin. Radiesse is not a good choice for this area. A hyaluronic acid would be better.
Not radiesse but hyaluronic acid fillers like restylane or juvederm.
I wouold recommend that you go to a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon and first have them help determine the cause of the under eye dark circles since it can be do to thinning of the skin over the muscle from sun damage or more of a hollow look from loss of fat and collage volume. Restylane and juvederm can be used in the tear trough area but only in very skilled hands since this is the most common place that I see unattractive results when too much filler is injected or it...
Radiesse for Lower Eyelid Fat Atrophy, Hollowness, and Dark Circles
Radiesse has become a workhorse for nonsurgical facial augmentation. The product has a safe and reliable safety profile with minimal morbidity. Facial fillers are generally safe and thus their applicability are widely utilized for correction of facial atrophy. The lower eyelids are a common area of complaint wherein patients complain of a loss of volume, hollowness, a boney appearance, and hyperpigmentation. Radiesse should be used in this area with extreme caution as it is known to...
Not generally recommended
Niamh, The cause of dark circles under the eyes may be multifactorial. One of these factors can be shadowing from the lower eyelid onto the hollow that develops with aging just below the lower eyelid called the tear trough. If this is a contributor to your dark circles, then filling the tear trough will help to lessen the condition. Radiesse is not approved for use in this area by the FDA and to the company's credit, they do not recommend its use here. Regardless, there are...