Undereye filler and dry eye question
Undereye filler should not create a problem with dry eye. In fact, if part of your dry eye issue is drooping of your lower eyelid, it is possible that filler can improve that situation if performed properly. If your dry eye problems are due to decreased tear production, filler will likely not affect your symptoms in any way. To be sure, you can always ask your ophthalmologist about their recommendations as they know your dry eye symptoms the best.
The tear trough deformity is separate from the lacrimal system, which controls tearing and moisturization of the eye. Filler won't help dry eyes, but it shouldn't make it worse. As for the longevity of fillers, it can last for 1-2 years when injected in the tear trough. There is always temporary swelling after injection, whether in the lips or in the tear trough, that disappears within two weeks. That may explain the "temporary" result experienced in the lips. You may need more filler to see a difference, which was artificially created from post-procedure swelling.
It is probably ok to have filler placed in the tear trough and not interfere with your dry eye problem. Good luck. Speak with your doctor to confirm.
Fillers ok if have dry eyes
There is no contraindication between filler injection and dry eyes. Filler injection will not make dry eyes worse. In fact, at times, it may be injected differently to improve eyelid closure and improve dry eyes!
Tear Trough treatment and Dry Eye Syndrome
Restylane can usually be
injected underneath the eyes for Tear Trough Correction in people with dry eye
syndrome.If you have concerns about
worsening your dry eye you should consult with your ophthalmologist.Tear trough correction can offer a wonderful
solution to those with a dark, hollow, tired appearance.Most of my patients enjoy the benefits for
approximately 18 months.Lip
augmentation does not last as long due to the movement of the lips; it lasts a
good deal less than in areas of the face that move less, like the tear trough.If your results diminished after the swelling
went down, you likely need more filler next time.I hope this helps!
1. Restylane does not affect tearing or dry eyes, therefore it would not make it worse.
2. Restylane should definitely last longer than a week, if you have had a bad experience with restylane, then I would suggest a different filers (Juvederm).
3. Usually filler lasts longer in the lower eyelids (8-10 months).
All the Best!
Dr. Tony Perkins.