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Which Dermal Filler is best for Under Eyes (Tear Trough)?

Dermal Fillers

Which Dermal Filler is best for Under Eyes (Tear Trough)?Injectable dermal fillers have emerged as one of the most popular anti-aging non-surgical treatments for the face. The treatment involves almost no downtime, and produces desired aesthetic results in a simple, outpatient procedure.

Dr. Landon D. McLain provides proven and effective FDA approved dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm.

Aesthetic Treatment around the Eyes

Eyes are the most delicate and sensitive external organ of the body. Therefore, any aesthetic treatment around the eyes must be performed with great care by an experienced professional. Eyes can appear old and tired with age or due to other factors, and it can impact the overall appearance of the face.

Fillers for Treatment below the Eyes

Dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are approved by the FDA for cosmetic reduction of wrinkles, fine lines and folds in specific areas on the face. Most of the dermal fillers are effective in the reduction of naso labial folds. Juvederm Voluma is specially designed for volumizing of cheeks. However, there is no specific dermal filler that is designed just for eye rejuvenation.

Only Restylane is a dermal filler treatment that is considered to be tremendous, remarkable, and salient for aesthetic rejuvenation below the eyes. Applying stronger or longer lasting dermal fillers under the eyes may not be advisable, considering the risk of potentially negative results.


Many cosmetic experts are of the opinion that Restylane is the only injectable facial filler that can be used safely and successfully in the tear trough area. The outcomes with Restylane are more natural, more consistent and more predictable compared to other fillers. The safety profile of Restylane is quite high. However, it is important that the Restylane injectable treatment must be administered by an experienced healthcare professional. Results with Restylane in the tear trough region can last for about six to 12 months.

The key to success with Restylane lies in proper injected of the filler in the targeted area under the eye. With proper injecting of the gel at the appropriate depths in the skin and within the anatomical safety boundaries, the results can be very effective and last longer. Restylane is based on hyaluronic acid, which is biocompatible in nature, and does not pose any risk of allergic reactions.

The outcomes with hyaluronic acid based gel of Restylane will closely resemble the natural skin tissue. Tear trough area is sensitive because the skin is very thin here, and any lumping will show easily. The treatment provider must have the expertise in filler injections and an outstanding knowledge of the eye area anatomy.

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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