Which filler would be most suitable for an under eye filler/to reduce smile lines? (Photo)

Hello. I am 21 years old, and for as long as I can remember, I have always had hollowness beneath my eyes, along with fine lines that appear more dramatically when I smile. I also have smile lines that appear dramatically when I smile as well. It makes me very insecure & I was curious if there was a filler to correct this? Botox, Juvederm, or Restalyn? I have heard that most fillers only work on lines that appear while the face is resting. I have provided resting face pics/smiling to compare

Doctor Answers 2

Filler choice for under the eyes

Based on your age and photos, I would suggest minimal fillers and/or Botox. My favorite filler for tear trough is Juvederm Voluma XC, which I will inject carefully using a cannula. Voluma lasts longer, upto 2 years. I would use the rest of Voluma for the cheeks, using a cannula to inject also, for patients who have mid face volume loss. It's natural looking, with minimal to zero amount of bruising.


San Francisco Internist
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Which filler would be most suitable for an under eye filler/to reduce smile lines?

Hello, and thanks for your question and photo. My new favorite filler for this area is Volbella, as it is soft and natural-looking and does not typically produce significant swelling. Restylane is another good filler in this area. You might also benefit from a small amount of carefully placed Botox. These are all advanced techniques, so I suggest seeing an expert. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.    

Corey Frucht, MD, PhD
Santa Barbara Dermatologic Surgeon
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