Volbella for the lips in the UK and Europe – what about the eye area?

I am thinking of getting my under eye area treated with a new filler product named Volbella. It is used mainly for the lips but I was told it is a better product to use under the eye area as it is a smoother product and causes less swelling. I'm a bit nervous to have this area done but I'm 50 yrs. old and always look tired due to the loss of volume in this area. I'm hoping this will help to bring some self-confidence back and stop people from asking "are you tired ?". What are your thoughts on using Volbella in the eye area? Your help would be appreciated!

You must be in the UK or Europe because this product isn’t available in the US yet. It’s in the Juvederm “family” of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. The marketing states it may last up to 12 months – usually I find that the marketing overstates average longevity by several months, but let’s hope I’m wrong.

 

Here are thoughts about your question:

 

  • Consider trying it in the lips or another site first. If you have an unexpected reaction to it, it’s easier to correct than the eye area;
  • Never let anyone other than a highly trained, board certified expert injector inject around your eyes for obvious reasons; an injection into an artery there can cause blindness;
  • Canulas are safer for injections around the eyes than needles. Canulas are blunt tipped, (not sharp), and will push a blood vessel out of the way rather than pierce it.  Often they cause less bruising also.

Hope this helps and safety first!   Dr. I

 

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