Written by Rafina Rahim , Reviewed by Dr. Justin Harper, MD
In this article, we will address the most frequently asked and also the important questions in regards to under eye fillers. By completing the read you should be knowledgable and confident enough about it.
Who is a good candidate for under eye filler?
In order to determine whether under eye filler will work to alleviate specific aesthetic concerns, Juvly offers free consultations with Master Providers.
For example, dark circles are caused by excessive pigmentation or the pooling of fluids during allergy season. In this case, filler would not be able to address this issue. On the other hand, if under eye bags are due to age-related skin sagging, you’d be a perfect candidate for filler. It is also a great treatment to help with hollowing under the eyes.
Bottom line, Juvly Consultation is the key to determine if under eye filler is the right option.
What substance makes the filler?
The undereye filler is made of hyaluronic acid. It is a natural, biocompatible substance found within the tissues of the body, so it integrates nicely within our skin. Injectable hyaluronic acid dermal filler is used to replace volume that has been lost as a result of aging and to help scaffold existing structures. These dermal fillers are a safe option, as a reversal agent exists in the case of an emergency.
How long does under eye filler last?
It depends on the metabolism rate and body anatomy of the treatment receiver. The indicated duration of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to last is a year, give or take 2 to 3 months at times.
What is the tool which injects under eye filler?
It’s hollow, just like a traditional needle, but it has a rounded, blunt tip rather than a sharp one. The device is a cannula. It slides easily through facial tissues and is usually longer in length, allowing for a larger treatment area. This decreases the number of needle pokes, helping to reduce discomfort and recovery time.
What should I expect post-treatment?
Recovery is minimal and patients commonly resume normal activities almost immediately. Makeup can be used to conceal any markings if needed. It is common to experience soreness and swelling for several days post-treatment. Bruising, although minimal, can still occur. Under eye filler does absorb water and puffiness can occur when salt intake is high. Remember – where there is salt, there is water.
Is the treatment painful?
Before the treatment, a numbing cream is applied to the area. Then the provider cleanses the skin. Where the cannula will be inserted, lidocaine is injected. During the procedure, clients report feeling a sensation of pressure, but not pain. Overall, the procedure is very comfortable.
Will I bruise?
To minimize bruising, it is important to stop taking certain supplements like fish oil and turmeric, decrease alcohol intake, and stop anticoagulants such as aspirin and ibuprofen for 3 to 5 days prior to the treatment. The usage of the device cannula also reduces the bruising tendency.
What treatments go well in conjunction with under eye filler?
Microneedling and photofractional laser treatments are a great add on to under eye filler treatment. They help tighten the skin and improve the texture of this delicate area. The daily use of medical-grade eye cream can also help with regular maintenance. Furthermore, depending on your skin texture and facial structure, adding filler to the cheeks may be necessary prior to under eye filler to acquire a more natural, smooth result.