How do I know how much filler I will need around my eyes? Is there any way to guestimate before starting?
In general I can give patients a very good idea of how much filler around the eyes they will need before starting. That is why a consultation is so important. I can give most patients a reasonable idea based on a good quality photograph. Determining how much volume will be needed also depends on your aesthetic goals for what you want your eyes to look like. Some patients desire a very full look while others would just like to fill in some of the hollowness around the eyes.
As a rough starting point, an average patient will need anywhere from 1/2 a cc to 1cc of filler in each upper eyelid. Same goes for the lower eyelid or under eye area. If there is a considerable degree of hollowness you might need as much as 2 cc in each upper eyelid or under eye. This will be discussed during your consultation.