Bob T. | Thursday, April 7th, 2022
Under Eye Filler Treatment for Eye Hollows and Dark Circles
If you ask most people what they find the most unattractive about their faces, they will not mention their noses, upper lips, or even smile lines. Instead, they will point to the hollows under their eyes. It is common to find indentations under the eyes, which give the face a sunken appearance and make people appear older, also known as “tear troughs”.
Using FDA-approved fillers under the eyes, made from hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the human body, patients can replace the fat they lose under their eyes as they age.
Our medical staff at Visage Sculpture is experienced in using under-eye fillers. With natural fillers for tear troughs, you can restore youthful volume to your under-eye hollows without the need for surgery.
This treatment can be performed on an outpatient basis in our office, and the results can last for six to twelve months.
Under Eye Filler Treatment
Tear troughs are located in the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye. Dark circles may appear as a result of deep tear troughs. The blood vessels under the eyes appear to be closer to the surface of the skin if there is volume loss in the area, giving the area a darker appearance. Furthermore, deep tear troughs can separate the cheek from the lower eyelid, creating an aged appearance and making your eyes appear sunken.
It is essential to choose the most appropriate hyaluronic acid filler solution and inject it correctly under the eyes as they are the thinnest skin on your body.
Our medical professionals at Visage Sculpture have years of experience in injecting fillers, which deliver attractive and long-lasting results.
Fillers are classified according to their softness and can be injected near the surface of the skin, while others must be administered closer to the bone. You will be less likely to feel it under your skin immediately following treatment if the solution is softer. For a more comfortable treatment, ask one of our aestheticians what products can be injected near the skin surface.
It is important to note that the results of under-eye treatment are temporary and that you will require maintenance injections every six to twelve months.
Also, fillers are helpful in treating fine lines, wrinkles, and nasolabial folds (smile lines).
Under Eye Filler Procedure
During an under-eye treatment, which generally takes 10-20 minutes, you may sit or recline. A cream is applied under the eyelids to numb the area, then the exact spot is marked to be filled. During the procedure, you will not experience much discomfort. The majority of patients will only need one syringe, but if you have deep tear troughs, you may need two or more syringes.
Do not exercise for 24 hours following treatment. Your normal activities can be resumed immediately following your appointment. Using natural fillers can help you look younger and more refreshed without the telltale signs of excessive fat grafting or surgery.
Precautions and Side Effects
Dermal fillers for under-eye treatments are most commonly associated with the following side effects:
- Mild Irritation
- Tenderness at the injection site
Some injectable formulas may cause skin discolorations and lumps. If lumps appear under your eyes following treatment, your aesthetician will be able to dissolve them using hyaluronic acid. (Only five percent of patients with eye fillers experience side effects other than minor ones.)
For a week following treatment, avoid green tea, fish oil, aspirin, ibuprofen, and any other supplements or medications that might cause bleeding. If side effects persist longer than seven days, consult your doctor.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women, or patients with multiple severe allergies, should not use injectable products for tear troughs.
Do You Qualify for Under Eye Fillers?
By using non-invasive under-eye treatments, repositioning fat in the lower eyelid is possible without the need for risky surgery. The following conditions may make you a suitable candidate for natural injectable fillers under the eyes:
- Under-eye volume loss with dark circles and shadows around the eyes.
- Hollowness under the eyes, tear troughs, or “deep-set eyes”.
- Skin that is elastic and thick.
- An appropriately positioned inferior orbital rim (the bone above the cheeks and under the eye) is important.
- Fat pockets in the lower eyelids.
- Any under-eye depression caused by aging, rapid weight loss, or genetics.
You should visit our offices as soon as you notice your under-eye area becoming hollow or developing dark circles again. For smooth and youthful tear troughs, patients typically need a dermal filler injection once or twice a year.
Make sure you get enough sleep, control your allergies, and moisturize the skin under your eyes between treatments. Wearing eyeliner with confidence is now possible, and you can stop worrying about hiding dark circles with concealer. One treatment can make you look five to ten years younger.
For more information about our under-eye filler treatment for dark circles and shallow areas under your eyes, please contact us today.