Fillers are materials injected to the face to treat fine lines, fill depressions (hollows) and improve the contour of the face.  Injecting filler around the eyes is a specialized treatment to help dark circles, or the depressions between the eyebrows and the upper lid and between the lower lid and the cheek (midface).

Eyelid filler treatment is more complex than similar injections to the face as the eyelid skin is thin.  As a result of this, the filler can at times be more easily seen through the skin (as a bluish hue – called the Tyndall effect) and can lead to irregularities (create “lumps and bumps”).

The way to avoid this is to have eyelid filler treatment only by an eyelid specialist (an oculoplastics surgeon).  Dr. Guy Massry, Beverly Hills, California, has years of experience with eyelid filler treatment.  Dr. Massry only injects Hyaluronic acid based gel fillers around the eyes.  He prefers Restylane and Belotero as his fillers of choice; however, does not prefer Juvederm as he feels it leads to more swelling (hydrophilic reaction) and Tyndall effect that the other fillers mentioned.  Juvederm is another useful product but for other areas of the face.  In addition Dr. Massry, also uses a specialized device called a cannula to inject the filler.  This reduces bruising and potential complications, and quickens recovery.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding filler treatment to the eyelids you can contact Dr. Massry on his website or at his office (310) 657-4302.