Under eye filler is a technique that uses hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers to fill the hollow space that forms beneath the eye with age. Filling in this hollow space results in less shadowing and brighter, more alert-appearing eyes. At SLK Clinic, we perform under eye correction frequently as a part of a greater anti-aging regimen.
Signs that you might require tear trough/under eye filler include:
Occasionally filler may be used to disguise eye bags or protrusions of fat or skin beneath the eye. Botox also helps with certain types of under eye bags.
In most cases, you must be seen by your provider in person to determine whether you would be a successful candidate for tear trough injections.
Under eye filler may help improve the appearance of crepiness below the eye but other therapies like radiofrequency microneedling and Botox should be utilized in conjunction to achieve best results.
First, the area under your eyes will be numbed with numbing cream or injectable lidocaine. Then the clinician will use a long, slender micro-sized straw to deposit the filler in the hollow space that needs filling. Occasionally needles are used in addition to cannulas.
The filler will be located beneath the skin and muscle. You will feel pressure and movement as the filler is placed. Occasionally you will feeling a “popping” sensation which is normal. The total injection time is about 5 minutes per eye. The numbing will wear off in about 1 hour.
Occasionally there will be bruising so you should always base your social plans around the timing of your treatment just to be safe. If you do get a bruise, it will take about 1-2 weeks for your body to metabolize the bruise. You can apply makeup to conceal any bruises starting 12 hours after your injection.
Usually there is no swelling at first, but after a few hours to one day you will feel a little bit puffy. The swelling is minor in most cases, but it is possible for swelling to persist for 1-2 weeks.
If you already suffer from swollen or puffy eyes that take half a day or a full day to resolve, you may not be a good candidate for under eye filler.