Julia is Dr. Renata Wix-Harris‘s daughter. She came in for her first-ever filler injections for her 21st birthday, performed by her mother a cosmetic physician who specializes in natural-looking filler injections. She had previously had Botox for her TMJ, which we also topped off at this appointment.
Julia, like so many young women, suffered from genetic dark circles – meaning this isn’t from natural aging or allergies, it’s a tear trough deformity that she’s had for years, if not her whole life. This kind of indentation under the eyes creates shadows in the face that makeup simply cannot cure. Filler is a great choice for patients like her because once we smooth out that deep circle, the darkness tends to completely resolve. You can see that is the case for her in these photos with no makeup on, and that when she does apply makeup, it’s an even more flawless look.
Julia had Botox before, but she was worried that it would be uncomfortable to watch the needles going into the skin under her eyes, or that it might be painful. However, she said she was surprised that it was very much a painless treatment, and even though most patients do have to swell the next day, she did not.