Periocular rejuvenation using hyaluronic acid fillers

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The eyes and periocular region are critical for emotive display and play a key role in social interactions. This region includes the upper and lower eyelids, brow-lid complex, and lid-cheek complex. Perturbances in this area can lead to a prematurely aged appearance and patients complain of emotive misinterpretation. It often shows the earliest signs of facial aging, leading to a tired, sad, or angry appearance. With the evolution of medical and surgical knowledge on facial aging, there has been a shift from isolated volume reducing interventions for periorbital aging to volume replacement techniques. The treatment of periocular aging is multifactorial and often includes resurfacing, chemodenervation, surgical interventions, and volumization. The minimally-invasive, office-based nature of fillers has resulted in their increased popularity and filler placement has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic oculoplastic interventions. With a multitude of fillers emerging over the past decade or so, facial plastic surgeons have been equipped with the means to address age-related periorbital hollowing and skeletonization in an outpatient setting. An appropriate knowledge of periocular anatomy, types of fillers, proper injection technique, and management of potential complications is required for safe injection and to achieve optimal aesthetic outcomes. This paper reviews the use of hyaluronic acid fillers for periocular rejuvenation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number53
JournalPlastic and Aesthetic Research
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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