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Eyelid Surgery Santa Barbara

Dr. Sheffield is a prominent Santa Barbara plastic surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Some of our patients have brought forth interesting and detailed questions about upper eyelid surgery, otherwise known as upper blepharoplasty, and eye bags treatment.


: Fillers for Under Eye Hollowness and Dark Circles?

I’m a 27 year old model. Since my teenage years I’ve suffered from under eye tear throughs problem. I also have some puffiness in the lower eyelid which doesn’t bother me. The hollowness doesn’t bother me either.

What bothers me is the blue vein you clearly see which give me persistent dark circles. My skin is really thin but I know there is no skin discoloration. When I scrunch my skin together, the dark circle disappears. What I want is just a minimal filler (buffer) between my skin and the vein to get rid of the blue shade. Am I a good candidate?

: Good question and thank you for the photo that you attached! Based on what I have observed from the photo that you have attached, the dark circles may actually be brought about the hollowness from your under eye. A dermal filler may be injected in the area where there is hollowness. Once this under eye hollowness is improved, your dark circles will be reduced significantly as well. Teosyal may be used for this case since this filler has nutrients that can help in minimizing discoloration.

You may also benefit from other fillers such as hyaluronic acid fillers. Such fillers can provide a smoother and more natural result compared to other fillers. Injecting some in the hollowed under eye can help add volume to it. Hyaluronic acid fillers are awesome since they are easily reversible and very easy to use. They also have very little downtime.


To learn best about the possible filler options available for your case, give a board certified plastic surgeon a visit so you he or she can assess you properly as well as create a treatment plan specifically for your case. Best of luck to you!


Interested to know more about Upper Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Surgery or Eye Bags Treatment? Wondering if you are an ideal candidate for these procedures? Schedule a consultation today for your Santa Barbara plastic surgery!  Call Dr. Sheffield at our Santa Barbara office (805) 318-3280.

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