In 2005, Dr. Trevor M. Born and I proposed a novel technique to address the concern of patients regarding a dark recessed lower lid appearance with a single in-office procedure that required minimal downtime. This technique produces highly aesthetic results that rival surgical alternatives.
By strategically injecting non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid products (Restylane and Perlane) and autologous (patient) fat around the eye, we’ve been able to significantly improve the contour of the eye region without surgery.
In most patients, bruising, and swelling are seen up to 2 weeks after the injections. Though ecchymosis during recovery can be significant, visible bruising should completely resolve within a 3-week period.
Our method also preserves the lower orbital fat, preventing the “operated” appearance that might follow conventional blepharoplasty. We’ve successfully used this technique in over 400 patients.