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My Top Nine Blog Posts in 2019

Happy New Year! Thank you to all my loyal and new followers!

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It’s been a hectic year. Stretching my product knowledge from Aesthetic Medicine to Alternative Medicine. Working hand and hand we are learning about ways to ease pain after surgery, help treat skin conditions and gain a better understanding of overall wellness.

As a look back, I though it would be fun to share with you my Top 9 Blog Posts for 2019. So here you go….

Filling Eye Hollows continues to be my  #1 Blog post year after year.  Despite all the times I’ve had mine filled, I’ve never been totally happy with my results. It’s very frustrating!! Despite going to some the best in aesthetic medicine.  Maybe  2020 will be my year for great filler results!! 

  1. Filling Eye Hollows- the Risks Part 1

  2. Filling Eye Hollows- Part 2

  3.  Sublative Laser Rejuvenation : What To Expect

  4. 10 Cosmetic Treatments You Should Not Do

  5. Plastic Surgeons Lure Patients on IG

  6. Thermage- Skin Tightening without Surgery- Five Months Later

  7. My Favorite Cannabis Products

  8. Let Talk Boob Talk Podcast Recap

  9. Bathing in Hemp

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Filling Eye Hollows with Dermal Fillers: What Are The Risks?

Deep hollows under your eyes can make you look tired and dull.

HA fillers can fill your hollows for a refreshed and more youthful look.

Filling eye hollows is a delicate business and there are risks. The biggest risk is bruising, lumps, overfilling and swelling. In some cases if not done properly it can actually make your lower eye area look worse.   Today there are more hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers in the aesthetic tool box and techniques for treating this delicate area have improved.

I’ve read many posts online about patients who have had fillers and are experiencing puffiness, lumps, bruising, swelling and a baggy look after the injections. Others have  good results. I’ve also experienced good and bad results.  Please choose your injector wisely. This is a very difficult area to treat.

Performing “tear trough” treatments to the hollow area under the eyes requires meticulous technique.  When done correctly the results are very satisfying.  The most important factor is to go to an injector who is has a lot of experience in this area.

Below are some guidelines to consider before you jump into filling your eye hollows (tear trough).

Parts of this post was originally written in 20o9 when I had my tear troughs treated for the first time.

A business colleague had her tear trough area filled by a local plastic surgeon in San Francisco, CA .  I was very impressed with her results and decided to fill my eye hollows, for a more youthful look.  At the time there were only two HA fillers on the market Juvederm and Restylane. Although both fillers were very similar Juvederm tends to create more puffiness in the eye area than Restylane, as it absorbs more water. My surgeon choose Juvederm which surprised me because Restylane was the preferred filler for this area. However, I trusted his judgement.

Afterwards I very bruised, swollen and lumpy. I waited patiently a couple of weeks hoping it would resolve. The bruising diminished but the puffiness persisted. I looked like I had been punched in the face and knew that OI needed a correction. Fortunately HA fillers can easily be dissolved with hyaluronidase. (more…)