What You Should Know About Under Eye Fillers
Dark circles and baggy eyes aren’t just from a case of the Mondays.
If you struggle with under-eye hollows, you want to consider under-eye fillers to combat dark circles, saggy skin and a tired look.
So you’ve probably tried every “life changing” under eye cream, gel and serum with no results, heard about the immediate effect of fillers and maybe considering on getting some…but now what? You look in the mirror and think; “when did those fine lines and wrinkles appear around my eyes and what of the dark circles and bags (they’re not even Chanel)?”
Let us give you the 411 about under eye fillers, their benefits, useful tips for before and after the procedure and follow up recommendations…because sadly they are not a permanent solution.
What causes bags under the eyes?
Baggy eyes-with puffiness or swelling- are common with aging. As we age, the tissue around our eyes and the muscles that hold our eyelids weaken, giving you either a hollow or puffy look under the eyes. Hence the tired look!
Normal fat that would normally support the eyes can move to the lower lids causing the lids to appear puffy and fluid also may accumulate in the space below your eyes, adding to the swelling.
Lack of sleep, fluid retention (especially after waking up or a salty meal), allergies, smoking or hereditary, may also factor into worsening the condition.
How can you get rid of droopy and tired under eyes?
“If you’re not committed to the idea of going under the knife, fillers for under the eyes is the way to go,” according to Dr. Kamran Hakimian, founder of Laser Touch Medical Clinic. “Anyone can benefit from this treatment, whether it’s for hollowing, dark circles or a chronically tired look, we can restore your youthful glow.”
What are under eye fillers?
Magic in a syringe…hyaluronic acid in other words. This injectable treatment stimulates the appearance of smooth, evenly toned skin under the eyes.
Our most common under eye fillers used here at Laser Touch Medical Clinic, are Restylane-L and Juvederm Voluma. The procedure lasts around 20-30 minutes and the fillers itself lasts anywhere from nine to twelve months.
“People usually see immediate results with just one syringe, but depending on the severity of the hollowness, others may need two to three syringes” stated Dr. Hakimian.
Is it safe to get fillers under the eyes?
Yes, eye fillers are safe as long as they are done in the hands of an experienced professional, so always do research and find the best provider for this type of procedure
Dr. Hakimian is board-certified in the appropriate specialty and with over 25 years of experience with anti-aging aesthetics, he is not only qualified and experienced in injecting the area, but also committed to helping you feel and look your best. This means that Dr. Hakimian understands the anatomy well, risks of the procedure and has been appropriately trained in how to give a natural result.
What should you do to prepare before the treatment?
At least three to five days prior to your treatment, you should avoid taking aspirin or any other anticoagulants (blood thinners), avoid topical products such as tretinoin (Retin-A), retinol, retinoid, glycolic acid or any other “anti-aging” products.
We’ll just come out and say it, yes it will hurt, but our Laser Touch Medical clinic medical professionals may apply a topical anesthetic for about 20-30 minutes to the area being treated.
What should you expect during and after under eye fillers?
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Hakimian will remove your makeup and cleanse your skin with both alcohol and antiseptic pads to prevent infection. Then, he will inject your under eye area with a micro cannula, which is a tiny tube that's inserted above the cheekbone and used to distribute product elsewhere, like under the eyes. By using a micro cannula, there is less risk of bruising. The product is slowly injected a little at a time, until the desired result is reached. Per Dr. Hakimian, “it is always best to inject a small portion of filler at a time to not only access the work, reduce the chance of swelling but to also massage the product and shape it into place before it sets.
Results would be almost immediately, minus the swelling (which should go away in a couple of days-nothing obvious or entirely noticeable). By this point it should also be obvious that bruising is related to all this as well, right?
It is advised to refrain from touching your face, avoid heat (excessive sweating, working out, saunas, Jacuzzis) as it may deactivate the filler.
Any questions, comments, concerns and/or suggestions, please make sure to contact Laser Touch Medical Clinic and Dr. Hakimian would be more than happy to address your requests.