Posted in: Eye rejuvenation | February 25, 2011 | Comments Off
I spoke with a friend of mine today about facial fillers. She has some hollowing under her eyes creating a dark shadow and wondered what could be done about it. Aging is a combination of gravity pulling structures downward and a loss of facial fat. Fillers can re-fill the areas where there is loss of volume resulting in a more restored, more youthful look. Some fullness over the cheekbones also gives an aesthetically appealing highlight.
This procedure is performed in the office, usually with just topical anesthetic cream and some ice. However, this area is very vascular, so bruising is not uncommon. I advise patients to make sure they are off all aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications for at least a week and not to have any upcoming events or photo-shoots. It’s one of the quick fixes that helps people look much more refreshed. My patients who are on film or on TV tell me that the intense set lighting really makes the hollows more noticeable. After placing filler in these areas, they’ve noticed a significant change.
Dr. Catherine Begovic M.D.