Cosmetic Adolescent Filler: An Innovative Treatment of the “Selfie” Complex

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Abstract

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.

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