Dr. Anil Shah has developed a world class following for his techniques for fillers. In this blog he describes how he injects undereye filler and how others can learn from his expertise. His techniques are highly technical and require advanced knowledge of anatomy, especially in and around the orbital anatomy.
One of the questions I get asked most often is, “How do you inject under eye filler?” My technique has taken me about 15 years to come up with approach that I like. The way I do this is a couple of different aspects.
Step 1: The first step is I use a vein finder for accuracy. The vein finder shows me my entry point and ensures minimal bruising by avoiding veins and creating a faster recovery time.
Second Step: The second step of my process is going underneath the muscle. This is where knowledge of anatomy is really important. I go underneath the patients orbicularis oculi muscle. I have a special cannula where I can feel where the muscles at. Then once I go underneath that muscle, I placed the filler there. This prevents the patient from getting ripples and bulges. I do that both on the inside of the eye, the tear trough, and the lateral portion of the eye. This is one of my secrets of getting the eye to look as good as it possibly can.
I get a lot of patients that want to take a selfie the same day of their under eye treatment, and this technique makes sure they will be posting to instagram as soon as they leave! Under Eye filler is probably the most challenging area to put filler in the body. Knowing that anatomy, where to place it, where it’s safe, and where it’s not is all apart of making sure the patient will look their best.