Under eye fillers are for anyone wanting to have brighter-looking and lifted eyes. Injections of under eye filler are meant to address your dark circles, eye hollows, and wrinkles and minimize them. This should leave you with wrinkle-free youthful-looking eyes. Additionally, for those who lack volume underneath the eyes, an under eye filler can give the illusion of fat compartments around your eyes, adding to its youthful appearance.
Depending on your dermatologist you can use hyaluronic acid-based fillers or collagen-based fillers to improve the appearance of your eyes. However, in more severe cases and deep under eye wrinkles, hyaluronic acid fillers will often be used over collagen fillers due to their thicker consistency and ability to better boost volume in the eye area.
Due to the fact that both hyaluronic acid and collagen are naturally produced by the body, these types of filler are often considered safe and unlikely to cause an allergic reaction once administered. The most common under eye fillers used in this procedure includes Belotero, Juvederm Ultra, Radiesse, Restylane and Restylane Silk.
*It’s important to note that while all of these fillers have been used in several clinical applications, no filler has been FDA approved to use in under eye procedures.
While under eye filler treatments are similar to other dermal filler services, due to the sensitivity of the area there are a couple of extra precautions that need to be taken. Before the actual treatment, you’ll have to do a consultation with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon so that they can easily plan out the placement of the filler and give you your desired end result. Overall, the entire procedure should only take around 5 to 20 minutes depending on how much under eye filler you need.
Based on your desired results, your doctor will mark the area around your eye wherein the under eye fillers need to be injected. While not all dermal fillers require this step, having a guide before application helps minimize any risks that may occur especially with its close proximity to your eyes.
With under eye filler treatments, topical anesthetics and numbing creams are necessary if the area is highly sensitive. While the injection itself may not cause much pain numbing out the area will ensure your comfort throughout the procedure as well as minimize the possibility of your flinching or moving when the injection is administered.
A tiny needle containing the dermal filler solution will be used during the procedure. Going underneath your skin, the needle will be inserted in the exact areas needing extra volume to achieve the desired end result.
It’s also possible that your doctor will puncture your skin to make a tiny hole using a cannula with the dermal filler instead of using an injection directly. In most cases, only 1 to 3 syringes of under eye filler will be necessary for the entire procedure.
After placing the filler underneath your eyes, it’s possible that your doctor will massage and push the filler around to readjust it accordingly. This will ensure a smooth and precise end result to the appearance of your under eyes.
Under eye fillers provide results that last for a decent amount of time while not having any permanent side effects. While they can help address the under eye concerns you have, they’re easily removable and dissolvable and allow you to return to your natural appearance if time comes that you no longer want fillers.
Although you may need a few touch up appointments here and there, under eye filler treatments take less than half an hour making them easy to fit into even the busiest of schedules.
As under eye fillers not only remove wrinkles and fine lines, the added volume underneath the eyes can make you look younger. This is due to the fact that the eye orbit usually contains more fat during your youth and slowly decreases as you age.
Under eye filler is considered safe for the general population. However, if you have underlying medical conditions or extremely thin skin around your eyes, you may want to consider other treatment options with your dermatologist as this can bring on additional risks.
With the application of the local anesthetic, under eye fillers virtually cannot cause pain during the procedure. However, with the needle coming in close contact with your eyes, there is a psychological element that can cause discomfort to the patient.
While the type and brand of filler used during your treatment will affect the longevity of the results, hyaluronic acid-based under eye fillers typically last anywhere from 6 months to a year.
Your body’s natural metabolism rate will also play a role in how long your under eye fillers last as people with higher metabolisms will break down and dissolve the filler much quicker than someone with a slower metabolism rate.
If this is your first time getting under eye filler, you may need to go to multiple sessions before you can achieve your desired end result. The amount and frequency of under eye fillers you need will be determined by your dermatologist during consultation.
Afterwards, depending on how fast your body breaks down the initial fillers injected under your eyes, it’s safe for you to get touch-ups and additional under eye fillers every 3 to 6 months.
If you no longer like the appearance of under eye fillers, you can wait for the fillers to naturally dissolve over time and simply not get them redone. However, if you’re looking for them to be immediately removed, a few injections of hyaluronidase can easily speed up the filler dissolving process and have them gone sooner rather than later.
After your under eye filler injection treatment, you may experience some redness around the area as well as puffiness. On the injection site, you may also notice tiny red dots, discoloration and bruising. These side effects should disappear soon after your treatment.
To avoid any adverse side effects from you under eye filler treatments, it’s important to go to a trained medical professional who has experience conducting eye cosmetic procedures.
While you will definitely need filler to touch up down the line to maintain the exact say under eye look, you can use topical skincare products as well as adopt certain habits to help maintain your results.
Using an under eye cream and sunscreen on your eye area can help prevent future damage or wrinkles from forming, reducing the need for frequent filler treatments.
Getting enough sleep has also been said to help maintain the results from your under eye filler and reduce the need for them in the future.
Under eye fillers can help you achieve more youthful-looking eyes in just a few minutes. As a non-surgical treatment, under eye fillers offer you the results you want without having to deal with weeks of recovery time. From erasing dark circles, correcting sunken eyes and visually lifting your eyes, under eye fillers is a subtle way to brighten and improve your overall facial appearance.
At Revitalize You MD, our doctors use the best dermal fillers available and expertly inject them into your face to ensure that you achieve your desired results. Book an under eye filler appointment today at Revitalize You MD.