Under-eye filler is a popular treatment for eliminating the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. It can make you look more rested and refreshed, which is why it is becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages.
In this article, we will discuss what under-eye filler is, how it works, and some of the benefits that you can expect from the treatment.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Before we get into under-eye fillers specifically, let’s first take a look at dermal fillers in general.
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that can be used to add volume to various areas of the face. They are made from a variety of materials, including hyaluronic acid (HA), collagen, fat, and calcium hydroxylapatite.
HA fillers are the most popular type of dermal filler on the market today. They are made from a substance that is naturally found in the body, so they are very well-tolerated and tend to produce very natural-looking results.
Collagen and fat injections were once the most popular types of dermal fillers, but they have largely been replaced by HA fillers in recent years. This is because collagen and fat injections can sometimes produce less than desired results, and they are not as long-lasting as HA fillers.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a newer type of dermal filler that is starting to gain popularity. It is made from a substance that is found in human bones, so it is very biocompatible.
What is Under-eye Filler?
Under-eye filler is a type of dermal filler that is used to treat the tear trough area. The tear trough is the depression that runs from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner of the eye. It can become more pronounced as we age, due to the loss of volume in this area.
Under-eye filler is usually made from hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance that naturally occurs in the human body. HA fillers are very safe and have minimal risk of allergic reactions.
What Are the Benefits of Under-eye Fillers?
Under-eye fillers (also known as tear trough fillers) are a popular and effective way to reduce the appearance of dark circles, bags, and wrinkles under the eyes. They work by filling in the hollow area below the eyes, which can make you look tired or older than you are.
Some of the benefits of under-eye fillers include:
- A more youthful appearance
- Reduced puffiness and swelling
- Less visible wrinkles and lines
- A more rested appearance
How Long Do Under-Eye Fillers Last?
Under-eye fillers typically last for six to twelve months, though this can vary depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s skin type and lifestyle. After the initial injection, you may notice some swelling and bruising, which should dissipate within a few days.
To maintain your results, you may need touch-ups every few months. Some people find that they need to have the procedure done more often as they age, while others may only need it once a year or less.
Are There Any Risks?
As with any injection, there is a risk of bruising, swelling, and infection. There is also a small risk of the filler leaking into surrounding tissues.
If you are considering under-eye fillers, be sure to consult with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has experience with this procedure. They can help you decide if under-eye fillers are right for you and answer any questions you may have.
When is Under-eye Filler Not the Best Option?
There are a few reasons why under-eye filler might not be the best option. The first is that if you have a lot of excess skin and fat, the filler can actually make the problem worse by making the area look puffier.
The second reason is that if you have undereye circles caused by a lack of sleep or nutritional deficiencies, filling in the area will only provide a temporary solution and the circles will likely come back once the filler wears off.
The third reason is that if you have dark circles caused by bruising or damage to the delicate blood vessels under your eyes, fillers can make them worse by causing further discoloration.
In general, the under-eye filler is most appropriate for people who have small amounts of wrinkles, lines, or hollowness and who want a quick, easy, and relatively affordable way to reduce their appearance.
If you have more significant under-eye bags or dark circles, you may be better off seeking out other treatments such as laser resurfacing, micro-needling, or surgery.
How Does Under-eye Filler Compare with Botox?
Botox and filler are two different types of treatments. Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into the muscle to paralyze it and stop it from contracting. This will help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. A filler is a substance that is injected under the skin to add volume and plump up the area.
Each has its own benefits and drawbacks. Botox is a quick, relatively painless treatment with little downtime. However, the effects only last for 3-4 months. Filler lasts longer, but can be more painful and requires more recovery time. It also has a higher risk of side effects. So it really depends on what you are looking for in terms of results and how much discomfort you are willing to endure.
If you are considering getting under-eye filler, it is important to consult with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has experience with this procedure. They will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best course of treatment.
One of the many benefits of filler is that it restores lost volume, which can make you look more rested and refreshed. If you’re considering a filler for under-eye treatment, we highly recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our experts to discuss your options. With so many different types of fillers on the market today, there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for you!