I am 30 years old and am experiencing a tired look under my eyes. The picture makes it look worse in that specific lighting ( which is ok). the hollow area as below my eyes and above my cheek, more one side than the other. Please include recovery time and level of pain. Thank you
what is best/natural and most long lasting procedure recommended for the hollow look under my eyes? (Photo)
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Hollows under eyes
Web reference: http://www.michaellawmd.com/fatgraft.html
Treatment for under eye hollows
- For a result that will last 1-2 years, Restylane under the eyes can help, there is minimal discomfort with mild swelling afterwards. Final result takes about 2 weeks
- For a more permanent result fat grafting (done by an experienced surgeon) will last 5-10 years (it will age naturally). The downtime is about 2 weeks of bruising and swelling, but there are ways around it. It does not hurt post-operatively
Filler for lower lid hollowness
Web reference: http://www.tabanmd.com/fillers
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Fat Grafting with PRP is the most natural and long lasting filler
I would recommend Gat Grafting with PRP to provide you with a very natural and long lasting results.
TREATING HOLLOWNESS UNDER EYES IN 30 YEAR-OLD
The most longest lasting treatment for hollowing under eyes is fat transfer.
Web reference: http://www.PremDerm.com
Hallow Look Under My Eyes
What is best/natural and most long lasting procedure recommended for the hollow look under my eyes? ABSOLUTELY FAT TRANSFER
There are only two permanent fillers for facial use. One is Artifill and its spin offs which have polymethalmethacrylate beads mixed in with bovine collagen, and the other is AFG. Artifil and the artificial permanent fillers should not be used around the eyes and are not approved for use by the FDA for this area. That leaves AFG.
It is important to understand that in the process of transferring the fat, we loose up to 50% of the fat that is transplanted. Knowing this, we usually transfer more to try to take into account this phenomenon. However the other thing that need to know, is we can only about double the thickness of the area we are treating. The lower eyelid hollow isn't very thick, but we can put fat deeply beneath in a series of fat pads that are on top of the bone of the eye socket. In my hands, even with post hyperbaric oxygen therapy to assist the survival of fat, we have to treat this area several times, but the lasting results can be worth trouble with less expense than temporary fillers.
First, I would recommend a consultation with one of the core surgical specialties that offers both surgery and volume restoration/enhancement. Room lighting and flash photography can make a difference in how the "circles" appear. By your age and photo (that provides limited information) I would speculate that Restylane might be a good choice, but you need to be seen to determine what, if anything, is needed.
Restylane for Hollow Under Eyes
We prefer Restylane under the eyes. The product works very well in this area and lasts 6-12 months.
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