Over time, facial fullness changes to show regions of hollowing. Sometimes hollow areas of the face form next to areas that remain full, resulting in a less harmonious cosmetic appearance of the face. Facial fillers are an effective treatment to add volume or fullness to these areas and smooth transitions of the face.
Common areas treated by facial fillers include the tear troughs where the dark circles under eyes appear. Fillers are also commonly used to smooth wrinkles around the face and augment or adjust the shape of the lips. Facial fillers are injected under the skin after anesthetic cream or cooling have been applied to the area to provide a comfortable experience.
Filler can be performed in our office in less than an hour. Occasionally, you may develop a bruise or have some swelling related to the filler after treatment.
As with any injectable medication, fillers can be associated with potential risks. Filler around the eyes (also called the periorbital area) does carry serious risks that are best addressed by a physician trained in the anatomy of this area. Nobody knows the anatomy of the periorbital area better than an oculoplastics surgeon. Trust your face to the experts.