Juvederm/Restylane worth it for 21 year old? (Photo)
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Red crease and smile lines under lids
- A tiny injection of neurotoxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) should soften the smile lines.
- Recent appearance of redness in the lower lids is likely in my experience to be from eye creams, eye drops, make up, cleansers,contacts, etc.
- Stop using everything around and near your eyes for 2 weeks to see if redness subsides.
- If not, allergy testing may have the answer. Best wishes.
Fillers in 20-somethings
I see that you have a roll of skin under your eyes, common in some young or old people, that dermatologists and plastic surgeons fondly refer to as a "banana roll" or "jelly roll". This roll is from the muscle (orbicularis oculi) around your eye orbit that contracts when we smile. I prefer to treat that with Botox, Dysport or Xeomin to relax the muscle, and not fillers. I find this treatment works great and lasts 3-4 mths at which time can be repeated. I would not recommend filler in your tear trough at this time b/c it may just give you more swelling and heaviness. As far as your skin irritation, there are many possible causes for this such as irritant or allergic contact dermatitis or dry skin or eczema. I would recommend a consult with a dermatologist who has experience with skin allergy patch testing to exclude that possibility, if that has not been addressed yet.
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