Hyaluronic acid injections are the suitable solution when the loss of volume to the upper eye area is due to retracting bones around the socket, or sinking fatty tissue in this area.
The injection is administered in my office. It does not require anaesthetic as this is really quite painless. The entry point depends on the practitioner’s technique. I tend to administer the injection to the outer edge of the eyebrow.
Once the canula is introduced, hyaluronic acid is administered along the eye socket. The amount of product has to be carefully controlled in order to avoid a terrible result.
This requires a firm, non-hydrophilic product. I use Restylane.
Results are immediate and last for about two years..
Bruises are rare, transient swelling can last a few days.
The practitioner must have mastered the technique, and few doctors have done so. Risks include an irregular result, damage to key features, or excessive filling.