One of the first tell-tale signs of aging is the eyes. Many patients will note that their friends always ask if they feel tired or had a bad night of sleep, and this can be be cause their under eyes have lost volume, creating darker circles. While many patients think of an eyelid lift as the only treatment, in some cases, adding volume may be the answer. As we age, we lose volume, around the face and eyes- this can make the eyes look either hollow or imbalanced between the eye and the cheek. By the selective addition of filler, the eye can look refreshed with little to no downtime.
Under the eye rejuvenation with Dr. Shah is designed to soften the hollows under the eye so that the eye will look more rested. Here are Dr. Shah’s key steps to creating a more rested lower eye:
1. Diagnosis- The key step is to determine what is the cause of the disharmony in the lower eyelid. In some cases, it could be as a result of a medical condition such as allergies or thyroid condition causing increased swelling or darkness around the eyes. In other cases, a lower lid blepharoplasty or eyelift may most appropriate. A key step in diagnosis is understanding of the underlying anatomy of the lower eyelid area and appreciation of facial aesthetics.
2. Technique- Injecting facial filler is technically demanding and requires an understanding of proper placement of the material. Dr. Shah uses a specific technique to minimize any palpability of the filler, which is critical due to the thin delicate skin under the lower eyes. Technique is also responsible for minimizing bruising by placing the filler away from the blood vessels in this area.
3. Material- Dr. Shah only recommends the use of a hyaluronic acid filler such as Juvederm or Restylane or the use of autologous fat. He uses fat typically in conjunction with a surgical rejuvenation procedure.
*Patient before and after the use of Juvederm for under eye depressions
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect after a lower eyelid rejuvenation procedure with Dr. Shah?
Most patients are able to return to work or be restaraunt ready that day. Patients will occasionally bruise so he recommends have treatments for at least 2 weeks prior to a big event.
Is this procedure painful?
There is typically minimal discomfort to this procedure.
Is it reversible?
Yes, there is an agent which can reverse facial fillers with HA background.