Under-Eye Fillers: Everything You Need To Know
The under-eye area is a very sensitive area, and often it can be difficult to know what kind of products to use, how to treat it, and what you can do to make sure the area is looking its best. Many women (and some men) look to fillers to try to make the area appear fuller and more radiant, but are these fillers safe for use in that area, and if so, what kinds of side effects should you expect to encounter? Let’s take a look at under-eye fillers and what you need to know in order to have a positive experience with them.
What Are Fillers?
Fillers are injectable treatments that work by injecting collagen or other substances under the skin in order to make the skin look brighter, fuller, and more vibrant. They plump up the skin and make it look more youthful, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, acne marks, and stretch marks, and often can be used to assist with hyperpigmentation issues. There are several different types of fillers, and each type has its own intended uses and places where it can be administered.
Why Would I Need Under-Eye Fillers?
Under-eye fillers are fantastic for those who are looking for a more youthful appearance in the under-eye area. If you have baggy eyes or constant dark circles under your eyes, fillers can help with that. It is also a great choice to opt for a filler if the area under your eyes is hollowed out or a bit sunken in, as it can make your eyes appear more rested and the area around them will become plumper. These fillers are also great for the dreaded “tired eyes” appearance that happens as we age. Under-eye fillers also work well for fine lines and wrinkles in the area, as they will smooth them out as they plump up the skin, making them far less noticeable.
What Fillers Work Best for the Under Eye Area?
When it comes to the sensitive under eye area, you will want to choose a filler that will not agitate the area or cause any kind of severe irritation. Since there are a lot of different fillers on the market, you will want to choose the correct one. The best choice for fillers for the under eye area is Juvederm. This filler uses hyaluronic acid to fill in certain areas of the face, and is safe for sensitive skin, making it a great choice for the under eye area.
How Long Do Under Eye Fillers Last?
When it comes to under eye fillers, you can expect them to last around six to nine months, although some types of fillers last longer than others. That being said, if you want to maintain the look that you get from the fillers, expect to make appointments to get them touched up when they start to fade.
Is it Safe to Get Under Eye Fillers?
As with any medical procedure, you can expect there to be some risks or side effects, especially with one that punctures the skin. However, when it comes to fillers, the side effects and risks are minimal. You may expect some redness, bruising, or discoloration for a few days, as well as a bit of swelling in the area after the filler has been administered. You should also plan to stay out of the sun for several days following the fillers being administered in order to allow your skin to heal properly.
If you are getting your under eye fillers done by a professional who understands what they are doing and are experienced, it can be quite safe to get this type of procedure done.
Ready to learn more or make an appointment to say goodbye to tired eyes? Call the office of Dr. Ghozland at 310-393-9359 and we will be happy to get you set up!