Which method is safer for tear troughs - Belotero on the orbital with a needle or Vollure superficially with a cannula?
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Which method is safer for tear troughs – Belotero on the orbital with a needle or Vollure superficially with a cannula?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: BeloteroWhich method is safer for tear troughs – Belotero on the orbital with a needle or Vollure superficially with a cannula?
A patient asked 1 year ago
Did two consults for tear trough area. 1st Dr wanted to inject Belotero with a needle onto the orbital bone. 2nd Dr wanted to inject Vollure superficially with a cannula. Which is method is safer against long term side-effects like nodules and inflammation? So confused with this being a dangerous area for injections! I’m 39, would love your opinions!
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 1 year ago

Method of Injection for Tear Troughs

 
Hi and thank you for your question! As you said, the area under the eyes and tear troughs are sensitive areas that require a higher level of skill and attention. I almost always use a cannula for filler injection in these areas. Also, the placement of filler requires great skill and it is ideally done at multiple layers/planes to achieve the most natural look and many patients also need some additional filler work around the more lateral area toward the cheeks. Lastly, placing hyaluronic acid fillers such as Belotero too superficially can result in bluish discoloration (Tyndall effect) and hence, it should be avoided. I hope it helps and good luck!

 


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