The demand for non-surgical filler treatments has skyrocketed in the recent past. While injectable fillers can provide patients with beautiful and rejuvenating results when performed by an expert, it is also important to understand that in the hands of an inexperienced injector, fillers can be risky and lead to many complications.
As an experienced eyelid filler injector, Dr. Guy Massry in Beverly Hills wants to make sure patients are well-educated wants to make sure patients are well-educated on the risks and benefits of fillers around the eyes. He has put together a list of the top 5 things you should know about eyelid fillers.
1. All fillers are not all the same.
Today there are several different types of eyelid filler options available, including Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, and Voluma, to name a few. While all of these products are hyaluronic acid fillers, they all have unique and specific properties that make some better than others for volume restoration and/or wrinkle reduction around the upper and lower eyelids. An in-depth discussion of the differences of the various filler products is lengthy and beyond the scope of this discussion, but, suffice it to say that differences in biochemical, structural and flow properties of these products makes each unique in how they behave and what results they give.
Dr. Massry feels: “With new fillers coming to the market all the time, it is very important to find an injector who stays up to date on the product info so you are getting the best treatment possible.”
2. Although fillers are very common, they must be injected by an expert.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2015 over 2 million people in the United States had a hyaluronic acid filler treatment. With this increased popularity, more and more physicians and nurses are starting to offer filler injections. However, this does not mean that everyone who is injecting filler is truly qualified to be doing so, especially in the eyelid area. When looking for a physician to inject filler either for under eye circles, hollow upper eyelids or hollow temples, it is very important to find an oculoplastic surgeon who had years of specialized training in this area. An oculoplastic surgeon has extensive knowledge of the eyelid structures and anatomy to ensure you have a safe and successful treatment.
3. Results depend on the injector’s skill.
A skilled injector will know what filler will you give you the best results and will know how to properly place the filler so your results look natural and beautiful. There are several different techniques when it comes to injecting around the eyes, and you want to make sure your injector uses the best techniques available.
4. Most fillers can be reversed if you are unhappy.
Dr. Massry likes to only use fillers that can be reversed if necessary. He never uses anything permanent to avoid the risk of a complication that cannot be corrected. If you, unfortunately, go to an injector who is not as experienced as you may have thought, and you are unhappy with the results, a product called hyaluronidase can be used to reverse or dissolve the effects of hyaluronic acid fillers.
5. Fillers can be used to treat under eye bags, hollow temples, and hollow upper eyelids.
Most people know that filler can be used under the eyes to get rid of dark circles, but did you know filler can also be used to revolumize hollow temples or lift sagging and hollow upper eyelids? These are very specialized treatments that can make a dramatic improvement in the facial appearance. Restoring volume to these different areas around the eyes immediately rejuvenates the overall facial appearance!
Dr. Massry – The Eyelid Filler Expert of Beverly Hills
Now that you have learned the complexity and potential risks of eyelid filler treatments, you know how important it is to find a true eyelid filler expert. Dr. Massry is one of the world’s leading oculoplastic surgeons and lectures internationally about his approach to eyelid fillers. He has also conducted many studies and published hundreds of articles on his filler injection and eyelid surgery techniques. You can rest assured that in the hands of Dr. Massry you will have safe and stunning eyelid filler results!
Contact Dr. Massry Today!
If you are interested in eyelid fillers, please contact our office to schedule your appointment with Dr. Massry today – 310.657.4302.