As I’ve written about before, I’ve seen more problems with fillers placed under the eyes than successes. The only times I’ve found fillers under the eyes to be useful is in the case of young individuals who have true hollowing under the eyes. Otherwise, the idea of “camouflaging” lower lid bags with fillers usually results in more problems than solutions. In my practice, I help many patients from around the world with Malar Mounds, eyelid Festoons and lower lid bags. As a result, I’ve witnessed more and more patients coming to visit me recently with fillers placed under the eyes. This … [Read more...] about Dissolving Fillers Under the Eyes
The aging process can lead both men and women to develop dark circles under their eyes. There are a number of different things that cause these dark circles, but one of the most common causes is the shifting of fat from around the eyes to under the eyes. What Are “Bags,” And How Can They Be Fixed? As we age, certain natural changes occur to our faces in general and our eye region in particular. First, the eye socket changes and enlarges, allowing the fat around the eyes to shift to a more forward location, as shown by research performed by Dr. Robert Shaw at the University of … [Read more...] about Is There a Role for Fillers for Under-Eye Bags?
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane®, Juvederm® and Belotero® have been a wonderful tool for doctors and their patients seeking facial rejuvenation. They can be used to fill in wrinkles, levitate deep lines and fix deeper skin folds. When used in special ways, they can help the rebuild sunken parts of the face such as deflated cheeks, shrinking lips, falling brows and jaw lines, and in very specific cases to fill out sunken areas underneath the eyes. How Fillers Work Restylane® and the other types of hyaluronic acids are very useful because of the nature of their molecular … [Read more...] about Reversing Restylane Under the Eyes
People looking to have cosmetic surgery or a cosmetic procedure done often don’t know the right questions to ask to ensure they’ll get the care and results they desire. We tend to inherently trust doctors, but there are times when it’s necessary to dig a little deeper and ask important questions to make sure your doctor’s approach lines up with your expectations. Here are 10 insider’s tips to determine whether the surgeon you’re considering is the right one for you: Tip #1: Look for specialization Because the demand for cosmetic procedures is high, doctors are joining the industry … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon
Injectable fillers have become a large part of many cosmetic practices in the United States. This has been driven by the ease of use and impact injectable fillers can have on reversing the signs of facial aging. In a skilled hand, these products can lead to dramatic results for patients. But in less skilled hands, these products can lead to either less dramatic results on one end of the spectrum or facial distortion and scarring on the other end. Types of Injectable Fillers There are a number of different types of injectable fillers, and more are coming into the market every year. … [Read more...] about 11 Important Things Patients Should Know About Injectable Filler Treatments
One of the most common causes for dark circles under the eyes is fullness due to fat changes that occur in and around the eyes as we age. The advent of facial fillers such as Juvderm®, Restylane®, Belotero®, Radiesse®, Artefill®, Fat, Silicone, and Sculptra® has proven very useful in reversing age-related changes in the face from volume loss. Many doctors also use these fillers to camouflage the appearance of dark circles under the eyes (also due to a lack of fat, which causes a sunken appearance to the under-eye area). I myself have used fillers in this region to address this specific … [Read more...] about Problems with Fillers Under the Eyes