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Dermal Fillers for the Eyes: Serious Filler-related Complications

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Even the best injectors can experience sometimes serious dermal filler-related complications when injecting around the eyes. There are a few important nuances in technique that will not only help reduce complication risk but also improve outcomes. One expert offers his advice in this article.




Even the best injectors can experience sometimes serious filler-related complications when injecting around the eyes, but there are a few important nuances in technique that not only reduce complication risk but also improve outcomes, according to Robert A. Goldberg, M.D., an oculoplastic surgeon at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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Dr. Goldberg and colleagues found hyaluronic acid fillers generally were well tolerated up to five years in their retrospective review of 147 patients who had received filling in the periorbital hollows, published last year in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

But short-term complications…