Dark circles or a puffy appearance under the eyes can be frustrating. Oftentimes, lifestyle changes like reducing stress or getting more sleep and drinking more water can help correct the issue. Some people also find success with eye creams containing specific vitamins that help with pigmentation. However, dark circles under the eye can be genetic or a result of volume loss that comes with age. In this case, lifestyle changes and topical medications may not be enough to correct the issue, which can be disheartening. Luckily, under eye filler can help.
Under eye filler are a relatively new type of aesthetic medicine in which various substances are injected into the area under the eye. This fills hollowing in the lower lid (tear trough) and also makes it look plumper, reducing sagging and appearance of dark circles. Low-cost, non-invasive, and with little recovery time, more and more people are turning to under eye fillers to help improve their appearance and self-esteem.
However, no cosmetic procedure is for everyone. If you’re considering eye filler treatments, you should think it over carefully to ensure the procedure is right for you. Below, we’ll go over all the basics of under-eye fillers to help you make an informed decision.
What are under-eye fillers?
Under-eye fillers are various substances injected into the eye via a syringe. There are various types of under-eye fillers, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. The best way to decide on the right under-eye filler for you is to talk it over with a practitioner.
The most common under-eye filler is hyaluronic acid, which is a substance naturally produced in the body that supports collagen production. While results from hyaluronic acid tend to be the shortest lived of your options, hyaluronic acid is also less likely to cause clumping or other complications.
Poly-l-lactic acid is another option, a synthetic material made from phosphate and calcium that invigorates collagen production.
Calcium hydroxylapatite, made from calcium and phosphate, is a biocompatible dermal filler that stimulates collagen production. It also supports and sustains connective tissues in the face, which can add volume overall.
What happens during an under-eye filler procedure?
An under-eye filler procedure is usually short and pain-free. A practitioner will apply anesthetic to the area. Then, after about fifteen minutes, they will inject your chosen filler. The entire procedure usually takes fifteen to thirty minutes.
Some patients find the sensation of getting under-eye filler strange or mildly uncomfortable, but usually it’s not intensely painful. You should be able to resume most of your regular activities right away, although it’s recommended you refrain from any exercises for 24 hours.
Are there side effects?
No cosmetic procedure is ever risk free, but side effects of under-eye fillers are rare and usually mild.
Some people experience mild bruising for the first one to two days after the procedure. In rare cases, bruising may last up to ten days. To reduce your risk of bruising, it’s recommended you avoid blood-thinning medications or alcohol in the days leading up to your procedure.
The best way to reduce your risk of complication is working with a certified medical professional with experience administering under-eye filler. Follow all aftercare instructions closely and get in touch with your clinician immediately if you notice any adverse reactions.
How long does under-eye filler last?
Under-eye filler is not a permanent procedure. The gel used dissolves slowly over time, so you’ll need periodic follow-up treatments to maintain your results.
Everyone’s body reacts differently to under-eye fillers. However, under-eye fillers usually last around six months. Some people even see results for up to one year or more.
The Bottom Line
Are under-eye fillers right for you? Ultimately, it’s a personal decision and depends on your aesthetic goals, medical history, and comfort with the procedure.
If you’ve tried lifestyle changes and eye creams to no avail, you may be a good candidate for under-eye fillers. The main benefit is that the procedure is non-invasive, low-risk, and comes with a short recovery time. If you’re comfortable with the procedure, under-eye fillers can be a positive experience that will leave you looking and feeling better.
Ready to get started? At BLUSH Beverly Hills we pride ourselves on creating natural results that will leave you looking and feeling your best. Our experienced team of practitioners treats every patient like an individual, working with you one-on-one to achieve your desired results. If you think under-eye fillers are right for you, reach out here and someone will be in touch soon.