Using Dermal Fillers Under Eyes to Remove Under-Eye Hollows
If you’ve noticed dark circles or bags under your eyes lately, or if you are always being told you look tired, getting dermal fillers under eyes may be something you want to consider. These days, under eye fillers for dark circles are very popular, as the procedure is quick and works wonders to remove under-eye hollows.
Not sure what to expect from the procedure or which injectable is right for you? Here is a brief rundown to make the decision easier.
First, What are Dark Circles and Why do you Have Them?
As we age, we can lose fat in the areas surrounding our eyes. This phenomenon creates a hollowing of the skin that can result in a darkened appearance that surrounds the under eye area (hence the dark circle nickname). The deeper layer of muscle in your skin will start to show as the fat loss occurs, and if there is additional loss of tissue in the upper cheek, a “bag” can start to form around your eyes. Unfortunately, the loss of fatty tissue might not be preventable but the good news is that there are plenty of under eye fillers for dark circles to make these problem areas less noticeable over time.
What is Involved in the Procedure for Dermal Fillers Under Eyes?
The procedure makes use of a local anesthetic to ensure that the process is pain-free. The dermal filler is injected carefully near the dark circle or under eye bag. After the brief procedure, the anesthetic will wear off slowly and there should be minimal bruising or after effects. Results for the procedure can last anywhere from 4-18 months, depending on type of filler used.
Which Injectable is the Best Under Eye Filler for Hollow Eyes?
There are a variety of options for dermal fillers under eyes, and the most popular are Juvederm XC, Radiesse, Restylane Silk, and Perlane. Restylane Silk, Juvederm and Perlane are go to choices for many physicians because they consist of hyaluronic acid gel – a degradable product that closely mimics natural skin tissue. The use of hyaluronic acid gel for under eye dermal fillers typically produces excellent results. A benefit of HA gel and the injectables that use it is the ability of the acid to dissolve quickly and easily if the dermal filler does not produce desirable results, but one of the negatives is that the results don’t usually last as long as other options. Although, an advantage of Perlane and most HA gel fillers is minimal downtime after the procedure.
Another option for an under eye dermal filler is Radiesse. It is considered to be the best under eye filler for hollow eyes by many patients and physicians due to its difference in structure from any other injectable. Radiesse is made up of Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. Unlike HA gel fillers which closely resemble our natural connective tissue, the CaHA in Radiesse is akin to a synthetic ground-up bone structure which over time stimulates the natural collagen production in skin. The CaHA is gradually absorbed by the body, leaving only increased natural collagen behind. Results for HA gel fillers typically last 4-9 months, while results from Radiesse can last anywhere from 9-18 months or longer.
Which Dermal Filler Under Eyes is Right for You?
If you are looking for results that will last longer and help the natural collagen production of your skin, Radiesse may be the best under eye filler for you. If the speed of results is a secondary factor to achieving the most aesthetically desirable results, any of the HA gel injectables (Juvederm XC, Restylane Silk, or Perlane) will suit your needs. As with all dermal procedures, consult your physician to make the decision that is right for you. Contact BHRC today to schedule a free consultation with one of our expert staff.