What to Expect When Filling Under the Eyes

When it comes to addressing aesthetic issues, dermal fillers are a great option. In just one hour, you can achieve results that may take two to three hours with an invasive cosmetic procedure. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the most common type of filler used in the area under the eyes, as they are smooth, transparent and less likely to cake. During a two-week period, the hyaluronic acid from the filler will be deposited in the dermal tissues and begin to interact with the water in the skin, moisturizing it and giving you a healthy and youthful appearance.

If you're looking to correct your under-eye fillers, our team of aesthetic experts will be happy to dissolve your old filler and re-treat your under-eye filler. Restylane and Belotero are two other HA fillers that are commonly used in the eye area, but there is no FDA-approved filler for use under the eyes. RHA fillers are more resistant and last longer once injected (up to 15 months). It's important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in injections around the eyes to avoid the Tyndall effect, which occurs when a patient's skin acquires a bluish hue after receiving dermal fillers.

Hyaluronidase can easily dissolve all HA and RHA fillers, although occasionally a second treatment may be necessary. The average patient looking for a dermal filler is over 40 years old, but it is increasingly common for people aged 21 to 40 to seek treatment to treat and prevent early signs of aging and keep their skin healthy and young. A trained medical professional injects a dermal filler into the area, making the skin look fuller and tighter. However, filling the tear canal with injections is not a quick solution to all discomfort in the eye area.

Then, we will use a very fine needle to inject the filler into the target areas in a careful and artistic way. The formulation of each filling differs depending on where it should be injected and the result you are looking for is not necessarily better than the other, so your doctor should explain to you why you have chosen a specific type.