I am only 31 years old but I feel that my eyes are looking tired. I feel that my upper eyelids have gotten more hollow. Is filler treatment in the upper eyelid safe?Thursday, August 11th, 2011
One of the first signs of aging (and one that starts at a very young age) is volume loss around the eyes. It usually makes us look tired and not as refreshed. Volume loss is inevitable but can manifest itself in different ways. Some people start to hollow out and will show more eyelid, while others will have droopyness of the upper eyelid skin and brow as it seemingly deflates and loses support.
Most people wish they can have their youthful eyes back. These people are usually good candidates for eyelid filler injections or fat injections. Some people did not like the look of their eyes when they were young--they thought their upper eyelids where too puffy and full. These people would probably benefit from upper eyelid blepharoplasty or upper eyelid lift.
Below is an example of a young patient with hollowing of her upper eyelids. She felt this made her look tired and she wanted her youthful full eyes back with a lower crease. Restylane was used to lower her crease and give her fullness back.
Contrast this to the patient below who also had upper eyelid fat loss leading more to a deflated brow and upper eyelid and sagging and drooping. Restylane was also used to reinflate her deflated upper eyelid.
Filler treatment in the upper eyelid is safe and log lasting. The only issues I have encountered have been an occasional bruise, swelling for a few days, and very unusually a small lump which can be massaged away or dissolved.
To learn more about upper eyelid filler treatments visit our non surgical upper eyelid lift page
By Gal Aharonov