Do I need surgery to fix damage from a botch tear trough filler? I've tried 8 months of Roc and Olay. No improvement. (photos)
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Fixing tear trough filler
Hello, and thanks for your question. I'm sorry you did not get the result you had hoped for. Which product was used? If it was a hyaluronic acid filler such as Juvederm or Resylane than it can be dissolved. In the future, I suggest seeing only a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for cosmetic procedures. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.
Filling in the Lower Eyelid
I'm sorry to hear about your problem. The first issue here is that you had an anesthesiologist place facial fillers. This is an issue, because an anesthesiologist is not trained to do this. You should seek a board certified plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist- as these specialties are trained to inject fillers. You can be seen by one of these individuals and they can inject hyaluronidase (the enzyme which breaks up hyaluronic acid- the compound that most facial fillers are made of). Alternately- time will eventually settle out this issue. Good Luck!
Thank you for the pictures. this definitely looks like overfill, and it will not get better. In terms of moving forward from here, much depends on the type of filler used. I suggest that you see an oculoplastics specialist as a starting point who will probably be able to dissolve the filer with hyaluronidas and then consider a more gentle refill if required.
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The tear trough is a delicate area that needs expertise and gentle filling at a deep level. Excessive hyaluronic acid gives this problem. You should seek a doctor who can dissolve it with hyaluronidase.
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