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).
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.
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.
BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
RATES OF SERVICES*
|Type of consultation||Amount generally charged|
|Hyaluronic Acid||600€ for the initial syringe. 350€ for each additional syringe during the same session.|