Would I be a good candidate for under eye fillers? (photos)

I am not interested in anything invasive at this time, but my eye "bags" really bother me. Would Restylane provide improvement?

Doctor Answers 16

Fillers for Under Eye Hollows / Bags

Thank you for sharing your question. Based on the photo you have provided; you are a great candidate for under eye filler. In my practice, I have had excellent results using Restylane to this area. I also recommend finding an injector who is experienced with the cannula technique, which is essentially bruise-less and allows filler to be evenly distributed with only one entry point per side. Please consult with a board certified specialist for an in person assessment and more specific recommendations.

Best of luck.

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Tear troughs

Hello, and thanks for your question.

I do think you would benefit from a small amount of a soft filler in your tear troughs. In the tear troughs, I generally like to use soft hyaluronic fillers such as Restylane Silk or Belotero, but every patient is a little different. To maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome, I recommend that you only get treated by a well-trained and experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Hope this opinion is helpful to you. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht. 

Corey Frucht, MD, PhD
Santa Barbara Dermatologic Surgeon
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Would I be a good candidate for under eye fillers?

Would I be a good candidate for under eye fillers? (photos) Baltimore MD
-Hello, Yes, you would be an excellent candidate for under eye filler. I would specifically recommend Restylane for this area. Please go to someone who has experience injecting under the eyes as this is a tricky area and this is an off label usage. There could be significant problems in this area so you want to make sure who ever you go to has years of experience in dealing with this area. This should not be done by anyone but a board certified physician in dermatology or plastic surgery. Good Luck, Dr. Downie.

Jeanine B. Downie, MD
Montclair Dermatologic Surgeon
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Hi and thank you for your question!

Yes, it appears that you would benefit from Restylane in this area. That is our product of choice for that area, as we feel it has the most longevity and overall result. Most patients need anywhere from 1-2 syringes. Also, a good eye cream can help, we often recommend iS Clinical's youth eye.


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Hello Rms724,

You do look like a good candidate for under eye filler.  They act to help camouflage the transition between your lower eye and nose/cheek caused by fat around the eye pushing out.  I like to use Restylane.  I'd recommend you consult with a facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist who performs his or her own injections to go over the treatment as well as the other options that exist for this area.

I hope this helps and good luck.  

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