Cheek and Tear Trough Augmentation

In our injection practice I believe in personally injecting every patient myself. I feel that is the best way to make sure you as the patient are satisfied with your outcome and enjoy coming back to see us for any future need. By developing that relationship I feel I am better able to assess what your Facial Aesthetic concerns are and tell you how we can address them. One of the frequent complaints I hear at Coastal is the concern over tired appearing eyes and¬†cheeks that aren’t quite as full as they used to be. While there are multiple surgical options to address these issues such as blepharoplasty, cheek implants, and fat transfer ¬†not everyone is severe enough or interested in undergoing surgery. Such patients are excellent candidates for augmentation with injectable fillers.

The science and understanding behind fillers has come a long way since the first products were launched years ago. In fact we have recently observed the major filler manufacturers migrating to “families” of fillers with each member of the “family” having indications for treating a specific area of the face. While once we talked just about the G prime of a filler or maybe its viscosity we not realize that is a combination of different features that help make a filler ideal for a certain use. The G prime, the viscosity, the resilience and the duration are all factors that make a filler better or worse in a certain area. Much of this has to do with the ever evolving cross linking technology used in the newer filler products. The Allergen line has gone above and beyond by not only having a filler for nearly every indication there are still several workhorse fillers that can be used in multiple locations with excellent duration, even up to 18 months in a filler like Vollure. Check out our video below to see one of the easy ways to add cheek definition using Voluma and tear trough deformities using Juvederm Ultra.

Dr J Marshall Green III DDS

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery

Hampton Roads, Virginia