An Injectable Treatment for Fastoons
Under-eye bags are one of the most common signs of aging that effects both men & women. Lower Lid Blepharoplasty is one of the most common surgical approaches to treat this problem, but this surgical technique doesn’t treat festoons – one of the most common causes of puffy under-eyes which effects over 34% of the U.S. population. That’s because festoons are a medical condition where swelling occurs in the lowest portion of the muscle around the eye causing the overlying skin to permanently change.
Recently, Dr. Robert Freund began using an injectable to treat festoons that provides permanent results. In fact Dr. Freund’s results were recently presented at the American Society of Ocular Plastic Surgeons.
What Are Festoons?
Festoons are a medical condition where swelling occurs in the lowest portion of the muscle around the eye causing the overlying skin to change. Mild symptoms can come and go and get worse with fatigue, lack of sleep and excess salt consumption. Some patients, however, may have large bulges that stick around for a long time can change the overlying skin. These changes from temporary swelling to permanent swelling can be divided into 3 stages: Malar Edema, Malar Mounds, and Festoons.