The Ultimate Guide to Under-Eye Filler and Its Many Benefits

If you’re considering under-eye filler then you need to read this guide. Learn the many benefits and what this popular treatment can do for you.

April 14, 2022

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Did you know that people will start developing wrinkles as early as the age of 25? As people age, dark circles under the eyes tend to accompany those wrinkles. While the skin underneath the eyes makes up only a small portion of our faces, it can make a big difference when it comes to how old a person may look.

If you have some eye bags and eye shadows that you’re not happy with, under-eye filler may be your solution. Using filler under the eyes is a procedure that is only getting more and more popular. More than that, it can make you look younger in no time at all. 

To learn more about under-eye fillers, keep reading below.

What Is Under-Eye Filler?

The filler used for under eyes such as Juvéderm is often made of hyaluronic acid. Don’t let the word “acid” scare you. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that your body makes on its own. 

It keeps your skin plump and youthful-looking. You have probably even heard of how hyaluronic acid is used in many different skincare products such as moisturizers. The secret behind this substance is that it can draw water towards it. 

When this happens, the area surrounding the hyaluronic acid tends to look plumper and more youthful. That’s why hyaluronic acid fillers, also known as dermal fillers for under the eyes are such a good idea. 

As people age, the eye sockets start to sink in. As this happens, dark circles start to form under the eyes along with eye bags. The darker those dark circles get and the baggier those eye bags get, the older you will look. 

Under-eye fillers aim to fill the lower part of the eye socket with filler to avoid this terrible fate. Keep in mind that dermal fillers are not only for under the eyes. You can use them in virtually any part of your body such as the lips, cheeks, or jawline. Depending on your goals, fillers can be a stand-in until you’re ready for a facelift.

When the hyaluronic acid filler is injected into the under-eye area, you will see an immediate difference. Because the filler will perk up the area, the dark circles you have should no longer be as dark. In some cases, they may disappear completely. 

You might think that adding fillers underneath your eyes might cause more eye bags, but this is not the case. Fillers in this area will fill out any unevenness in the skin, making the area smooth and youthful. 

What to Expect Before and During Your Procedure

The best candidates for under-eye filler are those who don’t have a lot of volume under their eyes, especially along the tear trough. Even if you’re young, you could still benefit from these fillers to fill in your dark circles. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you get your fillers.

You should know that hyaluronic acid fillers are not permanent. This is actually a good thing. Permanent fillers like silicone are not often used anymore because they can be dangerous and harden into a concrete-like substance under your skin in some cases. 

These hyaluronic acid fillers tend to last between six months and a year. Then, you will need to get more fillers if you want to maintain your results. The good thing is that the area under the eyes does not require a lot of filler, so you won’t have to worry too much about your finances. 

Before your procedure, you will need to make sure that your face is clean and you aren’t wearing any makeup around the area that your doctor is going to treat. During the procedure, you should feel minimal pain. That’s because your filler provider will use a numbing cream over the area.

This numbing cream will take about 15-30 minutes to take effect. Once it kicks in, it will be able to block out most of the pain. 

If anything, you might feel a prick when it’s time to insert the needle or cannula, but it shouldn’t be terrible. You might also feel some pressure under your eyes. This is normal and is the sensation of the hyaluronic acid filler filling the tissue beneath your eyes. 

The great thing about fillers is that you will be able to see your results instantly. 

What to Expect After the Procedure

After the procedure, you will be able to admire the results. At once, you will see how your dark circles are much fainter (and they might even be gone altogether). The area under your eyes should be much smoother and plumper than ever before, giving you a youthful appearance. 

There is also no downtime that you’ll need to worry about. This is ideal for those who have a busy schedule. After getting your fillers, you’ll be able to go right back to work or school.

However, you may have to deal with some bruising and redness around the area for a few days. The swelling and bruising shouldn’t be severe, and they should fade quickly. Our tips for reducing swelling after lip injections apply for under-eye fillers too. If you find that the swelling is unbearable, check in with your doctor because you may have an infection. 

While you’re dealing with the swelling and bruising, be sure to keep your face clean and try to refrain from sweating too much. This will lessen the chance of infection.

All about Under-Eye Filler

As people age, they can develop dark circles and bags under their eyes, making them look older than they are. Under-eye filler can be a solution. Hyaluronic acid fillers are able to fill and plump the area so your eyes look as youthful as ever. 

To learn more, contact us here. We’d love to chat with you at either our Temecula location or Redlands location. Maybe both!

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