How does restylane/ dermal filler work for treating under eye bags or puffiness in tear trough area?
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Eye bags....do you always have to go under the knife?
Dermal fillers can be used to minimize the appearance of eye bags as well as treat hollowness and dark circles. Fillers must be placed in the appropriate location as filler placed superficially or in the wrong location, can cause lumps/bumps, Tyndall effect (bluish hue to skin), or make the eye bags appear worse. Appropriate placement of a dermal filler with an experienced physician can truly change the appearance of the under eye region and give patients a more refreshed and younger look.
Surgery is also an option to remove the herniated fat pads. This tends to be a more permanent solution, however for patients who are not yet ready for surgery or want a more subtle change, dermal fillers are an excellent option.
Under Eye Bags and Fillers
Thank you for asking one of the most important questions on Real Self to date. Many of the problems that I see is that patients are injected with fillers when they have "bags" under their eyes and it makes their eyes worse. Fillers for the under eye area only work well when there is a depression there that needs to be filled for subtle contouring. Please consult a board certified dermatologist who is an expert in this delicate type of facial injection. Best, Dr. Green
Tear troughs and mid cheek filling...
Now my favoured technique is two fold, firstly to soften the trough, and secondly to add a tiny bit of volume to the mid cheek, this gives diminishes the transition between the bags and volume loss of the cheeks.
If fat bags are very obvious, then a surgical method is needed to remove some fat. It really depends on the cause and severity.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and surgical dermatologist
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