Do Restylane injections work on African American skin?

Should the doctor be skilled in working with African American skin for this procedure? I'm African American, age 43, and was considering Restylane injections for my under eye hollowing. Will it cost over $1000?

Your ethnicity makes no difference when using fillers, especially under the eyes. These fillers are placed, not in the skin, but the deeper space. For under the eyes, the best place to place them is on the bone, thus lifting the tissues and correcting the hollowness. This can be an excellent procedure for someone your age. Restylane has been used for some time in the under eye area since it does not absorb as much water as some other fillers. This reduces post injection swelling and distortion of the area. Personally I have switched to Juvederm Voluma or Radiesse, as neither of these absorb any water. The person you choose needs no experience with any particular type of skin but needs to be HIGHLY SKILLED and EXPERIENCED in injecting around the eye, as this is the most unforgiving area of all the areas where we place fillers. Preferably, they should have many years experience in this area before the advent of Voluma. Because Voluma has just been released for use in this area, many people are beginning to treat it, so, be careful.The cost will vary depending on your problem (and, thus, how much filler is needed) and which filler you use. Voluma costs about twice as much as Restylane but lasts 4 times as long. Discuss all this at length ahead of the injection.

Robert T. Buchanan MD
Robert T. Buchanan MD
209 Hospital DrHighlandsNC28741US

Robert T. Buchanan MD

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These types of fillers (hyaluronic acid gels) can work very well in the under-eye area, regardless of skin color or ethnic background, but the physician needs to have extensive experience so that the final result appears natural and smooth. There are a range of fillers that cost about this same amount and some that can cost even more which is usually dependent upon how long the product lasts, and of course, how much you will need to correct the problem. Be sure that you are advised by a board-certified plastic surgeon who can suggest the best filler for your particular situation.

Douglas L. Hendricks MD
Douglas L. Hendricks MD
280 Newport Center DrNewport BeachCA92660US

Douglas L. Hendricks MD

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Yes, your practitioner should be skilled in the fillers. Fortunately, African-Americans respond well to facial fillers. Consider a member of ASAPS for your procedure. They are experts in this field of facial treatment.

Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS
Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS
18 Miller RdSumterSC29150US

Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS

Iris Surgery Center, 18 Miller Road, Sumter,
SC, 29150, US

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