Hi guys its Dr. Danielle Andry here at The Oaks Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas. I’m going to talk a little bit about undereye filler. It’s something that I do fairly often and also something that I dissolve fairly often as well. I’m going to talk to you a little bit about my technique and what products I use.
The two products that I use are either Restylane or Belotero. Restylane is just a slightly thicker product than Belotero but it really goes very nicely underneath the eyes for people who need just a little bit more volume and a little bit more oomph underneath their eyes. For people who have just a very soft hollow and we’re trying to get very close to under their eyes, I use the Belotero. Whenever I’m doing an undereye, I do something called a sandwich technique.
There’s two issue that are going on that create undereye hollows. The first is where your cheek starts to descend and that creates a lack of volume underneath the eye. For that, I really want to build up product right on top of the cheek bone, so, I go in with a needle right on top of the bone and build up that area with filler very, very gently. Then, I come in with a cannula from the side which is a gentler, safer technique, and then lay a little bit of product along the top of the bone. That gives the undereye a little bit more fullness, while still looking very soft, natural and not overfilled.