I'm 20. What are these lines and how can i fix them? (photo)
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May be allergies
As a facial plastic surgeon with training in otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), I would first make sure that the folds are not due to a medical cause such as allergies. At your stated age, you should not be experiencing saggy skin. These changes typically occur closer to 30 years of age. The sagginess you are feeling may be due to fluid retention. Allergies often involve the eyes and swelling around the eyes. If this were a genetic problem, you would mostly have had these lines since you were a child. You may consider being evaluated and treated with allergies. For treatment of that specific area, you may want to try some medical grade skin care products that can help draw fluid out and firm the skin around the eyes. If this area persists, fillers may be able to support the cheek and prevent this "folded" appearance. I would definitely seek evaluation by a facial plastic surgeon who has the knowledge to determine possible medical causes and for proper placement of the filler. If placed above the crease, it could possibly make the appearance worse.
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Hi, thanks for sharing photos. The "bags" you have probably can be improved with fillers. Of course, an in person examination is necessary to say for sure. There are times when the fullness requires advancement of tissue towards the temples, and sometimes, towards the lower lids-these surgeries usually are necessary in older patients with more skin laxity. Be sure to consult with an ABPS certified PS for a thorough examination. Good luck!
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This is a mid cheek fold.
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