Applying dermal under eye fillers is an effective way to restore volume to the under eye area. This area, also called the tear troughs, is the space between your lower eye and cheek. As we get older, this area can start to look more pronounced. This is because we lose fat in the face as part of ageing and the result is a “bag” look under the eyes. Dermal fillers can help to restore volume in the under area; let’s explain how.
How Tear Trough Filler Can Treat The Under Eye Area
Your tear troughs are the space that lies between the bottom of your eye and the top of your cheek. They are attached to the muscle. They start to become more noticeable or develop what is referred to as ‘bags’ because of a loss of volume in the face.
As we get older, the skin loses its ability to produce collagen and elastin, and so the formation of wrinkles and fine lines happens much more easily. By plumping the skin with a hyaluronic acid filler, for example, the lines and wrinkles are smoothed out and the skin has a more youthful appearance.
If the area of volume loss is thin, the skin can change colour and look bruised.
Dermal fillers can effectively treat tear bags, under eye bags and dark circles. They will also smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. During a filler procedure, the area will be smoothed out and any pockets can be volumised.
How Long Does Tear Trough Reduction Take?
This dermal filler procedure is relatively quick and can usually be done in 30 minutes. For most patients, the results can be expected to last for four to six months.
What Are The Side Effects Of Dermal Under Eye Fillers?
After your procedure, it is common to notice some side effects such as redness, swelling or bruising. This should improve in the days following your treatment. Any worsening or new symptoms should be reported to your aesthetician as soon as they appear.
What Can You Expect From The Tear Trough Dermal Filler Procedure?
Dermal filler is applied to the under eye area using local anaesthetic and numbing cream for your comfort. You may feel slight stinging or pressure as the needle penetrates your skin. A skilled aesthetician can make the procedure much more comfortable by applying a high standard of treatment.
After the injections have been done, your aesthetician or plastic surgeon may massage the area gently to redistribute it.
What If You Don’t Like The Results?
It’s always a good idea to begin with a small amount of filler. If you’re not impressed with the results, you can always have more done. In the event that you do not like the effect at all, it is possible to inject an enzyme into the treated area to dissolve the filler.
What Post-Procedure Precautions Should You Take?
It’s a good idea to go home and rest after dermal filler, especially if it’s your first time. Because the skin around the eye area is sensitive, there may be some swelling and redness or bruising. This generally subsides after the first two or three days.
You will be instructed to avoid direct sunlight, vigorous exercise and very high temperatures (like saunas) for the first seven days after dermal fillers.
You can manage any post-treatment swelling by using a cold compress and gently placing it under your eyes. Do not place ice directly on your skin.
It’s also a good idea to avoid putting makeup on your under eye area as your skin heals. After a few days, you will be able to start wearing makeup again.
How Much Filler Do You Need?
Dermal fillers are prescribed medication and they must be administered by a licensed and registered medical professional at an approved facility.
You should always have a skin consultation at a reputation institution before moving ahead with dermal fillers. The practitioner will give you an idea of how much dermal filler will be needed for your under eye area. Three injections are a good average to expect for each under eye area.
What Are The Benefits Of Dermal Fillers For The Under Eye Area?
Dermal fillers can be effective at treating:
If you have experienced volume loss in your under eye area, dermal fillers could benefit you.
While it may not be possible to remove dark circles permanently, using dermal fillers can improve their appearance by making the area more hydrated and thickening the skin.
Fine lines, creases and wrinkles
Filler can smooth and plump up the area underneath the eyes, effectively filling creases, fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet.
How Long Will My Dermal Filler Last?
Everyone’s body absorbs filler at a slightly different rate but you can expect an average of four to six months before you may consider a top-up treatment.
Is Under Eye Filler Painful?
Most fillers for the tear troughs are combined with a local anaesthetic which numbs the under eye area on the first injection. You can request to use numbing cream as well if you are concerned about the pain.
For professional assistance with dermal under eye fillers, please contact us for an appointment with a skincare specialist: (02) 9158 6375.
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