Is steroids injection under eye to get rid of Artefill safe? (photos)
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Artefill under the eyes
Thanks for your question and photos. I am sorry that you had a bad result. Bellafill or Artefill is a good filler IF it is placed by an experienced surgeon/injector. When placed superficially, it can lead to these kinds of results. Usually if a blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is done, the filler can be removed at that time depending on what layer of skin it is located. Usually when I placed Bellafill, I place it right above the bone and below the skin which eliminates a lot of issues. I am not a fan of steroid injections unless the filler can be completely identified. It does thin the skin, change skin color and makes fat dissolve. If injected into a blood vessel, it can cause blindness. Good Luck!
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Artefill Removal Around Eyes
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