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When it comes to the area on the face surrounding the eyes, there are a number of cosmetic issues that can occur. Common problems in this area include fine lines, eye bags, under eye wrinkles, under eye hollow areas, volume loss and dark circles.

When we communicate face to face with other people, their gaze is typically drawn to our eyes and any issues with their appearance can make us feel self conscious. In some cases others may comment on the appearance of our eyes noting if they look tired for example. It can be disheartening when others notice issues especially when we feel in good physical shape, and in these cases an individual may opt for eye treatment options to help improve the overall look of the eye area.

There are a number of different reasons why our eyes may suffer from eye bags, under eye wrinkles, upper eyelid issues, hollow areas or dark circles around the lower eyelid and these can range from actually being tired and fatigued, to a persons age, genetics and even allergies. For those individuals that are experiencing long-term issues then there are a number of different treatments available that can help, without having to resort to visiting a facial plastic surgeon and undertaking invasive eyelid surgery.

Dermal fillers for the eye area

A good option to treat a number of different issues with the under eye area are FDA approved dermal fillers such as Belotero, Restylane Silk or Juvederm Ultra. Ultimately the option chosen tends to be based on the recommendation of your cosmetic dermatologist, and Dr. Green can help you find the best solution for your needs. A skilled injector has a lot of experience in handing a range of injectable fillers and knows which one works best in different situations and to achieve the best results for the patient.

Dermal fillers are all based on a formulation of hyaluronic acid but are made to different consistencies so that they are able to tackle different procedures more effectively. Therefore it should be noted that not all hyaluronic acid fillers are suitable for all facial filler procedures. Dermatologists tend to have a pragmatic approach to dermal filler treatments and will select the right one for the task at hand.

Generally, when it comes to under eye fillers, other side effects can include some short-term bruising, swelling and itchiness at the injection site. When it comes to side effects generally Juvederm is not recommended for the tear trough area since this dermal filler material tends to retain water and can make the area look a little puffy so more natural results can be achieved with other dermal fillers. For individuals looking to treat this area we’d normally select a different filler injection type.

Combining Juvederm with other treatments

For those individuals looking for under eye filler treatments or are looking to treat other issues with the eye area the good news is that dermal fillers such as Juvederm can work well alongside other treatments. For example it is common to combine one type of filler alongside other procedures to the mid face, upper cheeks, nasolabial folds (such as with Juvederm Vollure), or even lip enhancements with Juvederm Volbella at the same time. Botox injections are another good option when it comes to combination procedures, to help treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face and forehead.

44 year old female, Botox for wrinkles around eyes

If you have issues with the appearance around the under eye area then Juvederm or other dermal fillers could be an option for you. Contact Dr. Green and she can discuss the best options with you. To book an appointment, please contact our NYC based office or call 212 535 3088

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