Best Technique for Under Eye Filler
Dermal filler injections of the “tear trough,” or under eye hollow, requires an advanced injection technique with no room for error and must be performed by a physician who routinely performs this procedure.
Although Juvederm, Restylane and Belotero are all sugar-based (hyaluronic acid) fillers and are very similar, there are subtle differences between them.
Juvederm is widely considered not to be appropriate for filling the delicate, thin-skinned under eye area because it often results in a lumpy, unnatural appearance.
At The West Institute, I use Restylane Silk or diluted Restylane in the under eye area and I inject with a cannula, a device that looks like a needle, but has a blunt tip.
Cannulas are used to place filler under the very thin muscle layer, which results in a more natural appearance with minimal-to-no bruising.
After 18 months and up to several years, any of the fillers I mentioned can become “swollen” and form a skin colored or bluish pocket under the eyes due to their tendency to draw in more water as they break down over time.
It is important to find a board-certified physician who can show you representative photos of patients treated with filler under the eyes.
Is Filler Right for Me?
The best way to learn more about Filler and find out if it is the right treatment for you is to visit The West Institute to discuss your goals and expectations.
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About Dr. West
Dr. Tina B. West, founder of the West Institute, has served as a consultant and injectable trainer for Allergan and Galderma, training other physicians in advanced treatment techniques using Restylane, Perlane, Scupltra and Dysport as well as Botox.
Dr. West is a board-certified Dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and body contouring procedures.
Dr. West participated in the original phase III FDA clinical trials for the approval of Botox.
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