As you age, mild swelling or puffiness under the eye is common – The skin immediately below your eye can accumulate fluid, and appears when the tissue around your eyes weakens, which can sometimes include some supporting eyelid muscles.
Getting an eye filler might be your solution to avoid sagging skin around your eye area. This sagging of the skin often results from temporary conditions such as chronic stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, and fatigue from illness or medications. Some who have bigger issues with bags under their eye are those who suffer from allergies and sensitivities.
What is Under Eye Filler?
Under-eye filler (also known as a dermal filler), is a hyaluronic acid injection used to decrease and better the appearance of sunken or discolored under-eye areas.
It’s designed for cheeks, lips, and hands in order to reverse dark circles and bags completely.
How Under Eye Fillers Can Help
Under eye filler is a popular facial rejuvenation injectable intended to deliver your ultimate under-eye goals.
It works best for volume loss under your eyes, but can also be used to treat puffy bags, (known as the ‘pseudogenization of orbital fat’)..
Though the treatment can be effective for the right person, it isn’t for everyone (just like any other cosmetic procedure), and also isn’t a singular solution for all under-eye concerns, as it’s just one option for solving eye problems.
The tissue structures supporting the eyelids weaken from aging or genetics, and causes a hollowness and sagging of the skin in the under eye area, but hyaluronic acid fillers work to replenish volume to the area.
Dark circles, which sometimes expand from volume loss in the lower eyelid fat pads, can be lightened through the assistance of developing hollows and decreasing shadows beneath the eye.
Under eye filler is a great way to brighten the eye when injected well, as it reduces hollowness and that tired appearance from some of the tissue underneath the eye.
Do Your Medical Professional Research
Know that under-eye fillers aren’t permanent and won’t address every concern, so it’s best to consult a doctor to discuss the results you’re looking for.
Doing research and choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to perform this procedure is recommended.
Less-qualified practitioners can cause serious side effects to occur, which can include:
- incorrect placement,
- asymmetrical injection, or
- the formation of lumps.
Keep in mind that they aren’t permanent and wont address all of your concerns, so you should consult an experienced plastic surgeon to discuss the results you’re seeking.
Do Your Research on Procedure Costs
After researching medical professionals, the surgeon you choose will walk you through the procedure and recovery process.
You should research the procedure and know how it works. Any health insurance plan does not cover eye fillers because it’s a cosmetic procedure. Its costs can also vary; so be prepared to do your research about the provider and how it works aware before using it
The Side Effects of Under Eye Fillers
Just like most other types of face filler, under-eye fillers have side effects. Under-eye rejuvenation may not be suitable for every patient because the eyelid skin and adjacent face parts are so delicate.
Due to the tender and complex anatomy around the eyes, it’s essential to choose the right practitioner or surgeon to give you under-eye fillers. However, you’ll experience some temporary side effects and complications, no matter how skilled your doctor is.
Choosing Which Fillers Are Right for You
Not all dermal fillers are the same. Some common ones contain hyaluronic acids, including Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane. This naturally-occurring substance helps shape and hydrate the skin.
Other fillers include collagen-stimulating substances like calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse) and synthetic collagen replacements like polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (Bellafill), polylactic acid (Sculptra), and polyalkylimide (Aquamid).
Getting the best dermal filler right for you will depend on your medical history and specific preferences and needs.
How Long They Last
Some dermal fillers last between 6 to 12 months, while others can last between 2 to 5 years.
The longevity timelines for some of the most popular brands of dermal fillers include:
- Juvederm Voluma lasts 24 months (with a touch-up treatment halfway)
- Sculptra lasts 24 months (or longer)
- Radiesse lasts 12 months
- Restylane Defyne, Refyne, and Lyft last 12 months (with a possible touch-up at 6–9 months)
- Restylane Silk lasts 6–10 months
- Restylane-L lasts 5–7 months
Recovery After Under Eye Fillers
You won’t need much care of the eye after treatment. Within an hour, swelling, redness, tenderness, bruising, and itching may occur near the injection site. It’s normal and generally disappears within a few hours or days after the treatment.
When it comes to plastic surgery procedures, you want to make sure you’re in good hands — That’s why it’s so important to choose an experienced plastic surgery specialist who will give you the results you’re looking for.
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