Here are some tips to get you started:
1- Choose a Provider who has performed a lot of these procedures successfully. Practices like ours concentrate on non-surgical aesthetic treatments and possess ample experience and expertise.
2- For this procedure, mastery of anatomy is essential — important structures are avoided and the fillers are placed at the precise depth. Shallow placement increases the chances of developing nodules and the Tyndall effect, a bluish tinge that is visible under a certain light or angle. Too deep, and results will not be aesthetically pleasing; too much, and the delicate skin will be overly-stretched and contribute to skin laxity.
3- Any good Provider will create a treatment plan during your initial consultation — but a great one will give you the proper expectations because not all under eye concerns can be successfully treated with fillers. Extreme looseness of the skin and huge fat bulges may require surgery instead. Dark pigmentation can be caused by blood vessels and may not be “brightened up” satisfactorily by using fillers alone.In some cases, the use of lasers may be recommended.
3- Bear in mind that you are unique — meaning that age, genetics, bone structure, skin condition, sun exposure, and inflammatory conditions affect how you develop puffiness, hollowness, dark circles, and rings. Even if you are of the same age and of comparable weight, you and your friend may have different filler requirements and treatment approach. So don’t be surprised if you end up needing more fillers, especially if your mother has formidable eyebags.
4- Preparation is key. Under eye rejuvenation is complex because there are many layers involved, beginning with the skin. Think of it as a reconstruction project that involves art, architecture, and a whole lot of science. Skin thins out as part of the normal aging process, but effects are worsened and accelerated by damaging UVA and UVB and other stressors. Microneedling can also be used to prepare the skin
The goal of the under eye filler treatment is to create a smooth transition between the undereye and the cheek so hollows and lines are diminished, if not erased altogether. To do this, the upper cheek might be augmented to support the actual filling of the under eyes.
A popular choice for this is Restylane or Voluma. Some clients find it strange that the cheeks are augmented in an under eye treatment, but it makes sense — if you were building a house, you would first build a strong foundation. In the same manner, the cheeks should be able to support eye fillers.
5- The choice of filler for the under eye is crucial. Fillers that are thin in consistency produce the least swelling, but can be metabolized or degraded faster.
6- Observe pre and post care treatment guidelines. For instance, to avoid the incidence of bleeding or bruising, avoid antioxidants and blood thinners for several days prior to getting treated. To avoid swelling, don’t exercise heavily post-op to avoid increased blood flow to the head.
7- Use the recommended skincare to promote healing and to keep the eye looking hydrated.
8- Protect your eyes from the sun — consider huge sunglasses that cover not just the front of your face but most of the side as well. Sun damage can reverse your great results by hastening the breakdown of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
9- Drink enough water and limit both your salt and sugar intake.
10- Have your touch-up or maintenance treatment before your results totally wear off.
Even the best technique can produce swelling and bruising. There is practically no recovery-time with eye fillers, and you walk out visibly refreshed because the results are immediate. In fact, your undereyes will look a lot smoother once the filler settles in and residual swelling disappears completely.