What should I expect with Fillers under eyes- can it fill baggy loose skin?
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Fillers Are Great Under the Eyes
Best Under Eye Filler
Belotero and Restylane are the two preferred fillers for under eye hollows. They usually last 6 to 9 months. We take several steps to minimize the risk of bruising including using a special needle called a cannula that is less traumatic to the tissues and icing the area before, during, and after treatment. You can also take arnica montana and should avoid any medications or supplements that thin the blood for 7-10 days before treatment.
Under eye correction with fillers
Belotero: lasts approximately 4-6 months, excellent choice for firs time users of filler to the lower lid and with poor skin elasticity
Restylane: lasts approximately 9-12 months.
Juvederm: lasts approximately 9-15 months. This product draws a significant amount of water and is an excellent choice for volume loss, however, if you have poor skin elasticity (loose skin) this product will not be your best choice as it will give you more puffiness rather than an even fill to the hollowed area.
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Our patients normally get between 1-2 CC's of the product and it lasts in the neighborhood of 9-12 months with longer duration associated with greater amounts of the product. Swelling is present but usually mild and bruising is not very common with this injection.
Finally, it's difficult to know if you are a good candidate but we use a standard "pinch test" to help us answer that questions. For the product to look good, there should not be a lot of excess skin under the eye and this skin should be relatively "elastic". If you pinch the skin and it does not snap back quickly, but rather stays in a bunch under the eyes, then you may not be a good candidate.
For photos of Orange County, CA patients that have undergone tear trough injections under the eye at our office, click on the link below.
Restylane in the Tear Trough
I use a cannula to inject so there is generally one insertion point. When you inject with a needle there are several injection sites causing more possibility of swelling, bruising and lumps and bumps under the eye.
I think the cannula method under the eye is superior to the needle method, the end result is much smoother with less bruising and swelling. I also use the Accuvein vein finder, this device allows me to see where the veins are under the skin therefor helping me avoid them and reducing the possibility of bruising.
It is best to consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to with plenty of experience treating under eye hollows for the most natural result.
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