Hollow eyes: how to treat sunken eyes ?

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The eyes are the window to the soul. The goal of any facial rejuvenation procedure is to restore attention to the eyes. A young eyelid is always associated with fullness.
Lack of fullness of the upper eyelid may be secondary to blepharoplasty (excessive removal of skin and / or fat) or aging.

Aging is responsible (see photo) of:
- A fall of the internal and lateral part of the eyebrow.
- A depressed eye appearance due to fat melting at the level of the upper eyelid and bone reabsorption of the upper orbital margin.
- An increase in the height of the upper eyelid following the rise of the upper orbital rim (consequence of its reabsorption).


seringue acide hyaluronique

Hyaluronic Acid

The injection of hyaluronic acid is indicated when there is a loss of volume in the upper eyelid due to either the bone reabsorption of the upper orbital rim, or sinking of the fatty tissue in this area.

Conduct of the session

The injection is done in the office, without anesthesia, due to the fact that the act is very painful. The point of entry depends on the practice of the doctor, often mine is at the level of the outer part of the eyebrow.
Once the cannula is introduced, the hyaluronic acid is placed along the orbital rim and or known as the eye socket. The amount of product must be carefuly controlled in order to avoid unwanted results.
The acid used must be firm and not very hydrophilic, this is why I use Restylane.
The results  are immediate and lasts about two years.

Side effects

Hematomas and brusing are rare, transient swelling can last a few days.
The practitioner must master the technique, few doctors have done so. Potential risks include,  irregularities in the result, damage to noble structures, excessive filling.


Doctor Romano filled in my upper eyelids with hyaluronic acid injections. She gave me a sweeter and younger gaze, I have no bruising. Very satisfied with the result.


With time, my eyelids became empty. Doctor Romano gave me my eyelids back through injections. Incredible.


Her sweetness allowed for the eyelid injection procedure to be painless. I’m delighted with the result.


I’m very satisfied with the result that is very natural and that perfectly meets my expectations, my gaze has really changed following the eyelid injections. Thank you Doctor Romano.


Written by Valeria Romano

Former intern at the Hospitals of Paris Graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris 7 – Paris Diderot Registered with the medical board of Paris, n° 75/80452 More informations

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