I am looking for a doctor that is experience with fillers around the eyes. I know this is a very delicate area, and I will not go to anyone who doesn't have much experience doing injections so close to the eyes. I am young and do not want to be "overfilled" or have something go wrong with my eye site. I currently live in Fayetteville and am willing to travel to the very best! Thanks everyone!!
Looking for Experienced Doctors That Does Juvederm or Restylane Under the Eyes in North Carolina? (photo)
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Use Restylane under the eyes
Personally I don't know anyone in that area, but you can look at the RealSelf page and find doctors close to you. Then call and set up consultations, review their websites, etc. I will say this: I personally don't like Juvederm under the eyes and feel that Restylane is a much better product there, regardless of age!
A Tarheel for Tear Troughs
Two excellent physicians for this procedure ( among many others) would be Timothy Flynn in Cary, North Carolina at the Cary Skin Center, 919-363-7546 and Sue Ellen Cox in Chapel Hill at Aesthetic Solutions, 919-403-6200. I have personally seen them both perform this procedure and they are both highly skilled. Both are members of the Dermatology Department at the University of North Carolina. By the way, if you see, Dr. Cox, the Nantucket Grille is across the parking lot from her office and serves a great lunch.
I am not sure if you have had this procedure done yet, but if not, I hope you can use my recommendation.
Fat Grafting Under eyes
Other injectable fillers are currently available which attempt to produce a longer-lasting soft tissue augmentation by incorporating substances that are more slowly metabolized or that cannot be metabolized by the body. These are sometimes referred to as 'semi-permanent' fillers. Some incorporate non-degradable biologic materials (e.g. Radiesse®, which contains calcium hydroxyapatite, the mineral component of bone) or non-biologic (synthetic) materials (e.g. ArteFill®, which contains polymethyl methacrylate, also known as Lucite) that are designed to persist in the body permanently. Another is Sculptra®, which consists of a synthetic polymer called poly-L-lactic acid, which is also used as an absorbable suture material.
Unfortunately, the body treats these materials as foreign objects, and as a result the placement of non-degradable and synthetic materials may lead to inflammation, infection, migration and granuloma (an inflammatory cyst) formation - none of which are problems that you want to experience near the skin surface in your face. In general, the 'semi-permanent' injectables containing these materials are less likely to produce a result that looks and feels natural, and because of the potential complications I feel that they should never ever be injected anywhere close to the skin surface. We do not use any of these injectables in my practice.
If you are looking for a longer-lasting result than you are getting with Juvederm® or Restylane®, we have a much better solution for you: your own fat, currently residing somewhere that you don't need it. The improvement is designed to be permanent, and your body will not treat it as a foreign object. Your immune system won't attack it. The cost is about the same as several syringes of a 'semi-permanent' filler. And the quality of your facial skin may, in fact, actually improve in the areas where fat is grafted.
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