The phrase “filler” (also known as “dermal filler” or “dermal volumizers”) refers to the gel-like substances injected into the skin to replace lost volume. Juvederm and Restylane, two of the most popular fillers, comprise hyaluronic acid. Because it’s compatible with the extremely thin and fragile tissue in this section of the face, hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular for treating the under-eye region. Because it has a decreased risk of both immediate and delayed swelling, Juvederm Volbella is the most often used H.A. filler for the tear trough region.
We utilize undereye fillers to fill the tear trough, a region underneath the eye. The loss of fats around the eyes (periorbital region) may cause various aesthetic issues, including dark circles, under-eye bags, and shadows around the eye. However, undereye fillers injections have restrictions, and bigger undereye bags may be prohibitively expensive. Blepharoplasty, a surgical operation that we do not provide, is commonly used to treat big festoons under the eyes. It’s crucial to remember that fillers won’t solve all of your under-eye issues. Under-eye fillers are fantastic for replacing lost volume—that is, if you have visible tear troughs and physical hollows underneath your eyes, they aren’t a quick remedy for all dark circles. Filler isn’t going to correct pigmentation. Filler will alleviate your dark circles if caused by the increased pigment in the skin, which is quite prevalent in persons with darker skin tones.
Case 1096: Under-eye fillers
The patient is in her mid-50s and has a shadow beneath her eyes that she is worried about. We chose to operate the under-eye filler for her after obtaining her medical history and reviewing her past therapy. There was no numbing agent applied.
Types of fillers
Juvederm Volbella is our favorite filler for under eyes since it is the thinnest filler on the market and has the least water absorption.
Sharp needles V.S. cannula
Under-eye fillers may be applied using two alternative techniques: Some cosmetic injectors (nurses, pharmacists, and M.D.s) still prefer to utilize hypoderm sharp needles to deposit fillers in the tear trough region, whereas the majority of cosmetic injectors (nurses, pharmacists, and M.D.s) prefer to use a blunt cannula. Using a cannula has been demonstrated to reduce edema and bruises in several trials.
Under-eye filler results
Two weeks apart, the before and after photos were shot. The look of the tear trough region has significantly improved. The hue isn’t quite as black as it formerly was. For 48 hours, the patient reported no bruising and little swelling. Because the region doesn’t move around much, the under-eye filler may endure for 12 to 18 months on average (in contrast to how lip injections disintegrate fast because of all the movement with talking, eating, and breathing). The filler’s impact will gradually fade over time. That means you won’t have to worry about your under-eye filler fading away in the blink of an eye.