I'm opting for restylane fillers under my eyes. I have a green vein underneath my left eye. Will it cause a problem? (Photo)
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HA filler for hollow lower orbit / cheek with prominent vein
Thanks for sharing your photos.
Properly performed, a visible vein will not be injected. The vein appears "green" due to the surrounding yellow fat around a bluish vessel.
There are caveats to discuss with your injector:
- Superficial hyaluronic acid (HA) filler can create a bluish tyndall effect
- Deeper HA filler injection may push on the vein from below and make it more projecting.
- Consider using a opaque, deep filler such as Radiesse.
Choose a well experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for injection.
All the best!
Vein under eyes and filler injections
I’m opting for Restylane under my eyes. I have a green vein…
Thank you for sharing your question. When filler injected with a needle, veins like the one you have pointed out can be problematic if punctured, resulting in a bruise. In my practice, I prefer to use the microcannula technique, which uses only one needle stick on each side to access the entire tear trough area with a blunt tipped cannula. My patients have had excellent outcomes with this technique for tear trough fillers with little/no pain or bruising. If you are concerned about the vein interfering with your treatment, I strongly recommend consulting with a board-certified specialist who is experienced with the microcannula technique. Best of luck.
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Another option to consider is simply getting rid of that vein! you can do it very easily with a vascular laser. I personally really like the Excel V from cutera. Obviously only do it if it really bothers you, but realize you do have options there too!
Best of luck!
Fix both the tear troughs and the green/blue vein
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