Injectable dermal fillers are increasingly popular with over 2.5 million procedures performed in 2018. And their popularity is growing in 2021 and beyond. Under eye fillers are used to combat dark circles and signs of aging under the eyes.
Under eye fillers is a cosmetic procedure that can be done as a same-day procedure at the Cosmetica Med Spa in Boca Raton, Florida. Results are fast and effective, potentially lasting for several months or even years.
What Is Under Eye Filler?
With aging, the tissues around your eyes weaken, which can cause the skin to droop. Muscle, fat, and collagen are lost, and the skin thins out, which can cause dark circles and bags under the eyes.
This is a common side effect of aging. There are many cosmetic products and services out there to minimize this effect, including under eye fillers.
Under eye fillers are injectable dermal fillers that can add volume to the skin under your eyes as a cosmetic and nonsurgical procedure. Hollowness in the “tear trough” can be filled out with under eye fillers.
Under eye filler is a fast and effective procedure with near immediate results that can last longer than results from over-the-counter serums and topical products.
Under eye filler can have many benefits.
- It can give immediate restoration of volume under your eyes.
- It is a quick procedure with a fast recovery.
- Results last a year or two on average.
- It can minimize the look of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes.
- It reduces the appearance of under-eye dark circles and bags.
- It can balance out the face.
- It may reverse some of the signs of aging.
Who Is a Candidate?
Under eye fillers can be a great option if you have signs of aging on the face and under the eyes. It can fill in loose skin, plump up the area, smooth out wrinkles, and decrease areas of darkness. Your provider will work with you to determine the cause of your dark circles to assess if the procedure will be a good fit for you.If hyperpigmentation is causing the dark circles under your eyes, under eye fillers can make this worse instead of better. To tell if this is the case, shine a bright light directly under your eyes to see if the shadow disappears. You can use a mirror to do this. If the darkness does disappear, under eye filler can be a great option.
If it doesn’t disappear, talk to your provider about other possible options. If the bags under your eyes are extreme, a surgical procedure may be a better choice.
Types & Brands of Filler
For under eye fillers, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the most commonly used. They are the least likely to clump and the easiest to smooth in the sensitive area of skin under your eye. HA fillers are an optimal method for restoring lost volume in the tear trough area under your eyes to improve the look of dark, sunken circles. These are brands of HA fillers:
Talk to your provider to decide on the specific type and brand of under eye filler to use for you.
Talk to your provider before deciding on under eye fillers to make sure that they are right for you and to determine your expectations and how to best meet them. If you are a candidate for under eye fillers, it is important to know what to expect before, during, and after the procedure for the best experience.
- Before: You will need to stop using any blood thinners after scheduling your appointment. This includes supplements like vitamin E and fish oil as well as over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen and aspirin.
Talk to your provider about all the medications and supplements you are taking ahead of time. They can direct you what to steer clear of leading up to your appointment. You should also refrain from drinking alcohol the night before getting under eye fillers to keep the bruising to a minimum.
- During: You can ask for numbing cream before the procedure if you like. Just know that you will have to wait about 30 minutes or so to let it start working before the injections are started.
The actual procedure can be done in about 15 minutes. Small needles are used to inject the filler into the dermal layer under your eyes.
- After: The area under your eyes will appear fuller and have more volume right away. It can take about one to two days for the mild swelling and bruising to go down after the procedure.
Avoid intense physical activity for the first few days, but other regular daily activities are completely safe. After 48 hours, you should be fully recovered. Be sure to follow your provider’s directions for aftercare.
Under Eye Filler vs. Botox
When you get Botox, the botulinum toxin is injected into wrinkles to smooth them out. It causes a form of paralysis that keeps your muscles from contracting to smooth out these wrinkles. Dermal under eye fillers are placed underneath the skin to add volume.
The main differences between Botox and under eye filler are as follows:
- Botox has less recovery time; however, it can take a week to show the effects, while the results of under eye fillers are noticeable immediately.
- Under eye fillers last longer than Botox. Under eye fillers do not need to be reapplied until a year or more on average, while Botox will need to be reapplied about every three to four months.
- Botox can often cost less for one treatment than under eye fillers, but it will need to be redone more often, so long-term costs can be similar.
- You can develop a tolerance to botulinum toxin, making it less effective over time. This is not the case with under eye fillers.
Both Botox and dermal fillers can achieve similar results, but your body may do better with one over the other. Discuss all your options with your provider.
Is It Safe?
Dermal fillers are FDA-approved for use on your lips, nasolabial folds, cheeks, and hands, and they are used off-label under the eyes. When done by a trained medical professional, the procedure is considered safe and effective.
Under eye filler should be injected by a professional with experience placing these injections in the delicate tissue and tear folds under the eyes. When performed by a medical professional with experience, under eye fillers are likely to have desirable results.
As with any procedure, there are some potential risks, mostly related to the injections being placed in the wrong location, which can lead to cell death, redness, bleeding, infection, and rash. Common side effects of under eye fillers are minimal amounts of bruising and swelling that will usually go away in one to two days.
How Long Does It Last?
Dermal fillers are meant to last between 6 and 12 months, but they often last up to 18 or even 24 months when injected under the eyes. This can be due to the fact that the tissue under your eyes moves less frequently than in other parts of your face and body. As a result, the filler product will be absorbed back into your body more slowly than it would be elsewhere.
The costs of under eye filler are dependent on what type of filler is used and how many injections are needed. The filler itself is priced by each syringe. Depending on how many syringes you need and which type you opt to use, the cost can fluctuate.
On average, the cost is between $600 and $1,500 for the procedure. This can also vary based on your provider and geographical location.
Finding the Right Professional
It is important to use a trained professional with experience injecting under eye fillers to minimize potential risks and achieve the best results. In sunny Florida, Cosmetica can provide professional cosmetic services to rejuvenate your look. Staff members are highly trained medical professionals who can help you minimize the effects of aging and deliver the results you are looking for.
Contact Cosmetica to set up a consultation for under eye fillers. The professionals can answer your questions about how to easily get younger-looking eyes.
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