Currently the quickest solution, and affordable for everyone, in countering the first signs of aging of the face bags under the eyes, dark circles, sunken eye is represented by hyaluronic acid-based fillers.
Fillers are so successful because painlessly, quickly and without limiting their work or social activities, they allow us to improve significantly, eliminating the sad and tired aspect of our face.
THE PRE-TREATMENT SPECIALIST VISIT: THE FIRST STEP TO NOT HAVE COMPLICATIONS FROM FILLER
The innovations in aesthetic medicine allow those who are not inclined to surgery to make aesthetic improvements to the eyelids and the face as a whole by using the latest generation of fillers.
One of the substances most used in injectable fillers is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is in itself very well tolerated by our body because it is a natural substance already present in the human body and is also a powerful cutaneous energy that is injected in the form of a gel to give a filling and / or bio-revitalizing effect.
We strongly believe that every filler treatment in the region of the eye must be preceded by a specialist visit, during which the oculoplastic surgeon will analyze the type and severity of the defect, the quality of the skin, the density of the tissues and the potential deficits of the lymphatic drainage system. This is because not all patients who have bags under the eyes, dark circles and dark circles are excellent candidates for a filler treatment with hyaluronic acid.
Filler complications are rare. It is normal to find after a filler treatment:
- Mild redness of the skin
- Slight discomfort in the treated area (including itching or small reduction in sensitivity due to the use of local anesthetics)
- Small localized and transient swellings
“In my personal experience, most medium- and long-term complications from filers occur in the eye area.”
What makes the eye region so delicate and frail?
- The eyelid skin, only 0.04mm thick, is among the thinnest of all the skin surface of the body
- The area of the gaze has a peculiar lymphatic drainage system that must be respected during the treatment
This is why it is important to inject the right products (safe and specific for the eyes), with the right technique (not too superficial) and by an expert doctor specialized in the eye area,
Below you will find some examples of products currently available on the market that can be used in the gaze regions:
- Redensity II by Teoxane, with dual filling and revitalizing effect.
- Volbella by Allergan, which is the ideal solution to redefine small expression lines around the eyes.
- Radiesse® which is a biocompatible and resorbable substance that stimulates collagen production.
- Skinbooster that has the aim of progressively and lastingly improving the quality of the skin.
THE MOST FEARED FILLER COMPLICANCE: SWELLING AND CHRONIC BAGS
The most important complication, from hyaluronic acid in the region of the eye, is the appearance of a swelling or chronic edema (which does not improve over time) at the level of the lower eyelids.
This highly unsightly complication can also occur months or years after treatment.
HOW TO SOLVE COMPLICATIONS FROM FILLER
The management of complications from hyaluronic acid-based fillers is represented by hyaluronidase, the antidote of hyaluronic acid.
In my experience this treatment has proven to be safe and effective as well as an excellent ally in the aesthetic re-harmonization of eyes and face.
IS IT TRUE THAT HYALURONIDASE “EATS” OUR HYALURONIC ACID ALSO? AFTER THE HYALURONIDASE, WHEN CAN I AGREE TO THE EYE FILLER AGAIN?
These are two questions that I often have to answer in my daily oculoplasty practice. In my experience it has never happened to me that hyaluronidase “also ate our hyaluronic acid”.
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