I am not sure if I have malar bags but I have puffiness on my cheekbone area? (Photos)
Doctor Answers 2
The crease you are showing represents a slight separation (anatomical) between the fat pad directly under the eye and another below the crease. It is a fairly common occurrence often seen with skin laxity/age related changes, but sometimes even seen in very young people. A relatively small amount of dermal filler placed in the cheek (one or more levels) can 'bring things together' to eliminate the shadowing under the upper fat pad. Many different brands of dermal filler can be used for this purpose.
Over time the injection will need to be repeated to maintain the correction.
Lisa Vuich, MD
Malar Bags and Voluma
It is difficult to see from the photo and an in office consultation is needed to really assess the situation. Malar bags can be treated successfully with a small amount of Voluma. Please consult a board certified dermatologist who is an expert in Voluma and facial injections for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
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