As we age, our skin loses elasticity and begins to sag, particularly in the under-eye area. This can lead to a tired, aged appearance that can be difficult to remedy with skincare alone. Fortunately, dermal fillers are popular for those looking to restore volume and achieve a more youthful look. In this post, we’ll discuss the experience of one patient in her forties who received one syringe of Belotero Soft using a blunt cannula.
What are Under-Eye Fillers?
Under-eye fillers are injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that can help to restore volume to the under-eye area, reducing the appearance of dark circles, hollows, and wrinkles. HA is a natural substance found in the body that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, making it an effective and long-lasting filler material. Belotero Soft is a particularly good option for under-eye filler due to its soft texture and ability to integrate smoothly into the delicate under-eye skin.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Before the procedure, the patient and injector will discuss the desired outcome and assess the under-eye area to determine the appropriate injection points. Once the injection points have been marked, the injector will use a small needle to make a small incision in the skin. They will then insert a blunt cannula through the incision and use it to inject the Belotero Soft into the under-eye area.
Using a blunt cannula instead of a needle can minimize bruising and swelling, as it allows the injector to avoid piercing blood vessels and nerves. The entire procedure typically takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
What to Expect After the Procedure
After the procedure, the patient may experience mild swelling and bruising, but these should subside within a few days. The patient may also experience some tenderness or discomfort in the injection site, which can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Results can be seen immediately after the procedure, but the filler may take up to two weeks to settle into its final position. The results of Belotero Soft typically last between 6 and 9 months, after which the patient may choose to receive touch-up injections to maintain their results.
Before and After
In this case, the patient received one Belotero Soft syringe using a blunt cannula. The before and after photos significantly improve the under-eye area, reducing dark circles and hollows and creating a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
In conclusion, under-eye fillers can effectively and minimally invasively restore volume and achieve a youthful look. If you’re considering this procedure, consult an experienced injector who can help you determine the best filler material and injection technique for your individual needs.