Under eye fillers
The Process: An Overview
Undereye fillers is a procedure that uses Hyaluronic acid fillers to replace the loss of fat (fat atrophy) in the undereye area.
The most important reason to get undereye fillers is to correct a hollowness under the eyes, which is also called “tear trough,” the loss of fat layers under the eyes is also associated with dark circles under-eye bags.
However, dark circles could be caused by other issues such as skin hyperpigmentation, which cannot be fixed by undereye fillers. In those cases, we may recommend performing Fraxel laser in combination with undereye fillers.
The first step is to get a consultation to better understand the issue and provide you with feedback if you are a candidate for fillers injections.
For most clients we apply over-the-counter numbing cream before the procedure to make it more comfortable. Some clients choose to apply the cream at home or to go ahead without it.
When it comes to the injection, we perform the filler injection using a dull cannula. Using cannula is a new technique that allows for precise filler injection with less swelling and bruising. Most clients notice the difference instantly, but we recommend coming back for a follow-up after two weeks to take pictures and compare the before and after.
This is usually the first step but is performed after taking medical forms and signing consents; we usually mark the tear trough area and the entry point.
Do I need numbing cream?
Yes and No, the procedure is not painful, but some clients feel more comfortable with freezing cream. You can get the cream from any Pharmacy and apply it 30 min before your appointment. We can also use the cream for you when you arrive.
What type of fillers
We use low cross-linked Hyaluronic acid fillers HA fillers such as Juvederm Volbela and Restylane silk.
The filler injection
We use a TSK 27g blunt cannula to place the correct panel fillers with minimal bruising. The filler injection procedure is not painful, but some people describe it as uncomfortable. The whole process takes about 10 minutes. After the injections, we provide an ice pack to help with the swelling.
The before and after under-eye fillers results
This picture shows one of our clients after two weeks of receiving1 cc of HA fillers. The consultation was provided by Dr. Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy and the injection were performed by R.N. Dima Omran