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.