Treatment of lower eyelid wrinkles and tear troughs with dermal fillers is a frequently performed procedure. The most popular agents used for this are Juvéderm and Restylane, which are hyaluronic acid derivatives. Restylane and Juvederm injections are performed in the office without the need for anesthesia. Dermal filler injections are performed relatively quickly, in usually less than 60 minutes. Results typically last 6-12 months.
Some patients are prone to bruising after Restylane and Juvederm injections into the lower eyelids. To minimize the risks of bruising, patients should refrain from using alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other blood-thinning agent for at least 10 days prior to dermal filler injections. In addition, utilizing the over-the-counter herbal supplement Arnica Montana, either topically or in pill form, can help reduce post-procedure bruising.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.