I'm 40 year old woman who wants to get fillers for my under eyes. Which filler works best with African American skin? (photos)
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Which Fillers Work Well With African-American Skin?
The key to the best results under the eyes is to inject the filler very smoothly just below where the eyelid meets the cheekbone, and to inject it as deeply against the bone as possible. All fillers will work well here, some just last longer than others.
Does skin color matter for fillers
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Under Eye Fillers for African American Skin
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I'm 40 year old woman who wants to get fillers for my under eyes. Which filler works best with African American skin?
Based on your photo, well-performed under eye injections may be considered to fill your under eye grooves.
Hope this helps you.
Injectable fillers (Restylane) to Lower Eyelids and Skin Type
The only type of injectable material you should have placed in the lower eyelids is one of the hyaluronic acids. I prefer Restylane. Your skin color isn't important. These injections are not done into the skin but rather deep, under the muscle right over the bone. It is very important not to inject into the skin or immediately under the skin in the lower eyelids no matter what color your skin. The lower eyelid skin is too thin to allow for this and the product will show. If injected too superficial, it could look like you have puffy, allergic eyes, it could be lumpy, and you could get what is called the tyndall affect, which means it looks blue. Also, the hyaluronic acid products can be dissolved if there are any issues. I very much discourage use of Radiesse, Sculptra, or any non-hyaluronic acid in the lower eyelid.
Under Eye Injections for Dark Skin
Make sure to find a practice that can show you some nice before and after photos and also injects deep "under the muscle".
For a good example of one of our Los Angeles based patients before and after pictures of Restylane injections under the eyes, have a look at the link below. Good luck.
Which fillers work best for African American Skin?
I am very precise near the eyes and inject just above the bone at the tear troughs. I usually inject only a little and then massage the Juvéderm® evenly and even a little onto the lower eyelid. If too much is injected then you may have swollen eyes (remember that Juvéderm® attracts water and the eyes may be swollen for a week or two). It better to under treat and inject more at a later date if you need it.
I also use a blunt cannula (the Magic Needle brand from France) as is the most effective and comfortable; it allows me to reach all of the desired areas from one injection site. I usually do this behind the hair line just above the ear so there is no visible scar. The blunt cannula is also safer as it will not cut any blood vessels or nerves. See if you might find a doctor who utilizes the Magic Needle, it just delivers amazing results.
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