I am a 42 yr old African American female. I have noticed a hollowness, pronounced indentation, reddish discoloration, and a looseness/thinning of the skin in the suborbital area that has progressed during my 2 yrs post menopause. Are restylane dermal fillers a viable option? Is there a contraindication for dermal fillers and the procedure if there is a history of oral steroid dependency/use, hypothyroidism, and sinus disease? I appreciate any insight/recommendations. Thank you
Are Dermal Fillers an Appropriate Option? (photo)
Doctor Answers 1
There is a contraindication to using fillers on patient who is currently immunosuppressed (steroids), fillers introduce a foreign substance into the body and in your case you are at a increased risk of infection and poor healing.
All the best!
Dr. Tony Perkins.