Hi, I'm 38. I had my hollow tear troughs filled with a filler 3 y. ago. Nice at first, but few months later : blueish malar dents (fluid retention). Then injected twice HA to fill them up and Voluma to build some cheekbone. (last time one year ago) But malar dents can't be filled ! Will they go one day ? Should I use hyaluridase ? My skin is more sagging than ever, from lower eyelid to drooping mouth corners, and fillers made it all humps and hollows. Fillers dotn't lift up tissues. Any ideas ?
Sagging Cheeks and Post-HA Malar Dents? (photo)
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Malar Bags and Tear Trough Concerns with Sagging Cheeks
This whole area may be amenable to fat grafting to camouflage all of these issues. This procedure allows you to place as much volume as you need in these areas. This may be something you want to consider. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
At 38, you are seeing changes of facial aging and had a poor result from HA fillers. I do not like HA for volumizing the cheek. I think Sculptra is a much superior product. You can also consider fat. I would advise against malar implant. Any technique requires an understanding of the facial anatomy. I would recommend you finding an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, who has experience with Sculptra and/or fat grafting.
You should look into a more permanent filler such as fat injections or silicone 1000. Find a physician who performs this regularly. This facial sagging can be corrected.