Is half a syringe of Restylane enough to get noticeable results under the eyes?
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Fillers for lower lids
Restylane under the eyes
Thank you for your question naz211. There are many treatments for dark circles under the eyes. It is important to use a good eye cream as this can lead to improvement without treatments. For hollowing under the eyes and in the tear trough, fillers work well. I find that Restylane works best here as it provides volume without drawing in too much water and giving a puffy appearance. Each syringe is 1 cc. For a comparison, one teaspoon of water is the equivalent of slightly more than 5 cc. So if one syringe is split on two sides, each area is being treated with less than one tenth of a teaspoon of volume. This is a very conservative amount. But it is a good place to start, as more can always be added at a later date. For my patients I recommend returning two weeks after a treatment to take photographs. This allows us to assess the results and determine if more is needed. The amount needed varies from person to person, depending on their level of Volume loss.
Under eye Restylane, how much?
With dark skin, you may be experiencing an "accordion effect" where the skin bunches and looks darker because of micro shadows. Often fillers can help but you may still need to use concealer or BB cream for a complete improvement.
Caution: the importance of the amount of filler used is secondary to the skill of the injector.
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The right amount of filler under the eyes
With proper technique, 0.5 mL of the appropriate filler is a safe amount to use in that area. Too shallow can produce lumps or color change. Too much can produce puffiness. It can be administered by a number of different techniques.
Every patient is different, so the exact amount is determined by your anatomy and the result you desire.
I recommend consulting with a physician who can evaluate you and determine how much filler would be safe for you.
Amount of Filler Needed for Under Eyes
Dark Circles, Eyelid Wrinkles/Bags Treatment -- Restylane or Belotero with Cannulas, Clear+Brilliant, Eclipse Micropen, Viva
Restylane and tear trough
Small amount of filler under eyes is usually enough
Under eye filler
The under eye part of the eyes is called the tear trough. It is a very delicate part of the face to inject because of the thin skin. It is easy for filler to show under the skin or for swelling to occur and last a while.
Make sure you go to an experienced injector who can maximize the results with a small amount and minimize the risks of the filler showing.
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