Eyelid Filler Injections
Eyelid filler injection is a very common procedure now along with the advent of many other plastic surgery procedures in the last few decades. These injections can help to fill the hollows beneath the eyes, eliminate dark eye circles, and create a more youthful look. If you’ve been thinking of having eyelid filler injection performed there are many things to consider. Below you will find some information about the procedure, why it is performed, and some possible risks of this treatment. As always it’s important to speak with a qualified professional to determine whether this procedure may be right for you.
What is Eyelid Filler Injection?
Eyelid filler injection can either be performed with synthetic or organic materials to be injected into the eyelid area for a more youthful and full look. These injections may be performed after blepharoplasty if too much skin is removed as well. While these injections are popular in the eyelid area they may also be used in other areas including the cheeks for patients who are advancing in age to restore a youthful appearance. Popular filler materials are made of hyaluronic acid gel, which is a natural sugar in the skin. Best brands for the eye area include Belotero and Restylane, while other brands (Juvederm, Voluma, Perlane) are best used elsewhere on the face. These products have shown to be great with safe and predictable results, and are approved by the FDA.
How is the Injection Completed?
When you visit your doctor for an eyelid filler injection they will evaluate your current condition and the health of your eye area. Afterward they will determine which areas need the filler injections most. Once you’ve decide on the injection areas you are ready to proceed. The area is cleansed and then numbed to provide painless injections. Then the filler is injected deep into the injection site to prevent it from being visible or being felt beneath the skin. Afterward there is little recovery time although tenderness and minor swelling may be present as common effects of this procedure.
Why is Eyelid Filler Injection Performed?
Eyelid filler injection is often performed to reduce dark circles or bags beneath the eyes. Patients who have the appearance of hollows beneath and above the eyes may also want to have these areas filled as well, so they can be used in lower and upper eyelids and brows. With a relatively painless injection method it is quick and easy to take care of these issues. These injections are for cosmetic reasons and therefore not insurance covered.
If you’ve been considering having eyelid filler injection it’s important to see a qualified professional for a full evaluation. Your doctor can advise you on the current health of your eye area and help you to make the best decision about the placement of your injections for the best results. The injections are practically painless. As with any procedure there are benefits and complications to consider along with some recovery time as well, although this is usually minimal. For eyelid filler injections see a qualified professional (oculoplastic specialist) in your area today to get started. An oculoplastic specialist is an ophthalmologist with specialized fellowship training in plastic surgery around the eyes.
Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is one of the few board certified surgeons who is a member of the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), and the American Board of Ophthalmology (AAO or ABO). Dr. Taban specializes in eyelid and facial plastic (cosmetic and reconstructive) surgery. He uses the latest technology in surgery, including minimal incision techniques, to provide quicker recovery times and natural outcomes. Learn more about Dr. Taban here.