Cosmetic Adolescent Filler: An Innovative Treatment of the "Selfie" Complex

Philipe Berros, Blair K. Armstrong, Pauline Foti, Ronald Mancini

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PURPOSE: "Selfie" photography is increasing among teenagers, accentuates congenital anomalies, and impacts self-confidence. Tear trough deformity is most commonly due to aging, but also occurs as a congenital anomaly and can be a major source of insecurity and embarrassment.

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to show the efficacy and safety of hyaluronic acid gel filler in a teenage patient with congenital tear trough deformity.

MATERIAL AND METHOD: We describe the case of a teenager who underwent hyaluronic acid gel filling to the tear trough deformity at age 14 years. Prospective follow up was assessed for 5 years.

RESULTS: The patient improved clinical appearance and self confidence. Her satisfaction level was high, and no complication occurred during entire follow up.

CONCLUSION: In this case, hyaluronic gel acid filler was safe and effective for augmentation of congenital tear trough. The patient was satisfied and experienced increased self-esteem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-368
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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