5 Things To Know About Under Eye Filler
#1 – The Best Type of Filler To Use Under Eyes
Dermal fillers use different ingredients specifically designed to achieve aesthetic goals on different parts of the face. For under-eye filler that can be safely used in the tear troughs, LUX uses volumizers and collagen stimulators like Juvéderm, because they are compatible with the very thin and delicate tissue in this part of the face.
For example, Juvéderm Volbella XC is well-suited for tear troughs as an under-eye filler. It is composed of hyaluronic acid, is biodegradable, and contains non-animal acids and gel. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar naturally produced by the body that helps with skin hydration, fullness, and elasticity. This dermal filler plumps up the skin and smooths out wrinkles.
It has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use under the eyes. In fact, Juvéderm Volbella XC is specifically approved to treat the eye volume loss that contributes to dark circles.
#2 – Immediate And Lasting Results
At LUX, we are excited to offer our patients under-eye filler because they can see visible improvement. Using a tiny needle, under-eye filler is administered with multiple injections. To ease any discomfort, a numbing cream will be applied prior to the treatment.
The bonus of hyaluronic acid is that it stimulates the body to produce collagen and elastin, so results can continue to improve for several weeks.
#3 – What To Expect After Under Eye Filler
Immediately after your under-eye filler procedure, you might feel numbness until the topical numbing cream wears off. The team at LUX will give you guidelines to follow to ensure an optimal recuperation period. You can return to your regular schedule but may be instructed to use cold compresses and sleep propped up to reduce swelling. It is normal to experience minor bruising because the under-eye area is a vascular location with a robust blood supply.
The final results of under-eye filler can last between 12 to 18 months. It tends to last longer because that area of the face does not move around, so the filler does not dissolve as quickly. The effect of the filler will dissolve gradually over time.
#4 – Under Eye Filler Does Not Change Pigmentation
One of the most important 5 things to know about under eye filler is it is ideal for easing the look of lost volume. Under-eye filler does not necessarily correct dark circles. This can be hard to determine because hollow tear troughs can cast shadows in a particular light that contribute to the look of bags or dark circles. However, under-eye fillers do not change the pigmentation.
During your consultation with our Nurse Injectors, they will be able to assess your under-eye concerns and let you know if under-eye filler is the best route for your cosmetic goals.
#5 – Maximizing Under Eye Filler Treatment
In addition to under-eye filler, LUX offers a variety of skincare services for youthful, glowing skin. Treating the whole face is a great way to maximize the benefits of under-eye filler and freshen up your look. The most common non-invasive treatments we provide are Botox to ease fine lines and wrinkles and treatments like DiamondGlow, SkinPen Microneedling, and Morpheus8.