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What does Dr. Steinsapir think of tear trough implants for under eye hollows?

Published onMarch 28, 2013

Indications
Dark circles under the eyes can be responsible for a tired, haggard appearance, and they don’t simply go away with makeup or “beauty sleep.” This is because the underlying cause of dark under eye circles is not staying out too late, but a tissue deficiency just under the eye and above the cheek bone. Because the skin is quite thin and fragile in this region, when you lack enough volume under the eye, the interaction of the light here creates the dark circle which makes you look sickly, tired or simply older in appearance. An effective treatment must successfully address this key issue.

Background
Tear trough implants are a surgery where an implant is placed in the under eye hollow area just below the orbital rim on the facial skeleton. It provides more volume in this hollow area. The implant is placed thorough a skin incision, an intraoral approach, or from behind the lower eyelid. Generally the effect of this surgery is modest given the effort needed to place the implant. While modern facial cosmetic surgery is very safe, it is always best to opt for the least aggressive approach, including nonsurgical options when they are available or can even yield better results. The bottom line is that tear trough implants were a great technology 20 years ago, and they worked well for accomplishing treatment of the under eye circles in a time when this was an advanced procedure. However, thanks to hyaluronic acid fillers, we have much better treatment options today. By placing a small amount of Restylane in the under eye hollow, extremely natural results can be achieved during an office visit with a leading specializing physician of hyaluronic fillers. The service can last a year or more and has essentially made this surgery obsolete.

Modern Advances
Hyaluronic acid fillers — such as Restylane and Restylane Lyft® — have revolutionized modern day cosmetic treatments, providing safe, adjustable, nonsurgical treatment options for those seeking to improve their facial aesthetic. These fillers can be administered in a comfortable office visit, and have long-lasting benefits yet are not permanent and can also be readily and comfortably adjusted with hyaluronidase if needed. This enzyme breaks down the filler should an adjustment be necessary such as from a post treatment highlight, ridge or bump. A service can be feathered with this enzyme making it possible to achieve truly natural treatment results.
Dr. Steinsapir advocates for minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatments that yield natural results and compliment your facial contour. Sometimes surgery is indicated, but other times just as much if not more facial improvement can be achieved with modern advances in services that include fillers, botulinum toxin like BOTOX, and chemical peels. Restylane is a filler that does very well to correct the under eye hollow. It works by adding volume to the affected area, contributing to the natural fullness associated with youth. With dark circles under the eyes, what we see anatomically is a descent of the malar fat pad; in other words, with age and time the tissue under your eyes and upper cheek that gives a bright affect eventually begins to drop. Dr. Steinsapir has invented DeepFill Restylane specifically to address this problem in a safe, effective method.

Taking Action
There is no reason to fret over under eye hollows and dark circles when reliable nonsurgical options are available. By seeking expert advice you can see improvement soon. The key, as with any treatment, is to see a doctor who makes your concern a major part of his or her practice, has completed specialized education, and has proven experience with exceptional results. Dr. Steinsapir is one of the leading providers of hyaluronic acid fillers, and he has extensively studied and published on the treatment of under eye circles as they relate to an overall balanced facial aesthetic. His observations and research led him to invent DeepFill Restylane, an under eye treatment for which many individuals travel to his practices in Beverly Hills and at UCLA. To learn more about the best treatment for your under eye hollows, contact us today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Steinsapir.

About Dr. Steinsapir
Dr. Steinsapir is a board certified eye surgeon and fellowship-trained in oculoplastic surgery and cosmetic surgery in Beverly Hills where he specializes in balanced facial cosmetic surgery for natural results, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, fast recovery time, and leadership in medical technology. Dr. Steinsapir has a private practice and also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Steinsapir’s experience and training make him an expert in cosmetic surgery, which can be a vital part of your evidence-based treatment plan.
Services described may be “off-label” and lack FDA approval. This article is informational and does not constitute an advertisement for off-label treatment. No services should be provided without a good faith examination by a licensed physician or surgeon and an informed consent with a discussion of risks, benefits, alternatives, and the likelihood of treatment success. Only you and your treating physician or surgeon can determine if a treatment is right for you.