Hyaluronic Acid Injection

This is a primary non-surgical method and is indicated for young patients or those with early ocular socket depression. Because these patients still have sufficient eyelid thickness and collagen, the physician directly injects lower molecular weight hyaluronic acids to the subcutaneous tissues to reinforce the eyelids, thus temporarily improving or mitigating the sunken eyelid problem. Generally, an injection of only 1 cc of hyaluronic acids into both eyes is sufficient, and the results prolong last for approximately 6 months.

Treatment conditions


  • Type of anesthesia: Topical anesthesia
  • Surgical incision: No
  • Recovery: No
  • Removal of stitches: No

General instructions

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol and ocular compression and massage for 3 months postoperatively.
  • Avoid hot springs, saunas, baking ovens, and other overheated environments for 6 months postoperatively.

Ideal candidates

  • Young patients or those with early ocular socket depression
  • Patients with mild ocular depression after double eyelid surgery
  • Those with abundant skin but exophthalmos
  • Those recovering and who are unable to go through the surgery

Potential complications

  • Temporary lumps
  • Eyelid unevenness
  • Asymmetry
  • Premature absorption

Treatment advantages

  1. It does not need require the surgery and presents a rapid recovery.

  2. There are almost no postoperative discomforts, so special care is unnecessary.

  3. It temporarily corrects the problems and delays the time of operation.

Treatment drawbacks

  1. It is not suitable for patients having too thin eyelids or severe ocular depression.

  2. It needs to be injected every 6 months, so the long-term expenses are high.

  3. An iImproper injection may lead to eyelid lumps or even affect vision.

Before & After

These photographs represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes plastic surgery will achieve the same.

Hyaluronic Acid Injection – Female