Are Undereye Fillers Enough to Awaken Tired Eyes?Posted on May 9, 2019
Many of our patients at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery come to our practice because they heard that painful comment that finally pushed them over the line and caused them to tackle insecurity. If you’ve ever heard that comment at some point in your life, you know exactly the one we’re talking about. It comes in the form of a question or statement that goes something like this: “How far along are you?” or “Wow! I didn’t know you were expecting.” The real blow to your confidence comes when you explain you’re not pregnant.
This post is about those who are sick of being asked, “Why do you look so tired?” and “Did you sleep at all last night?” If you’ve been looking in the mirror and feeling insecure about your tired and puffy eyes, we’re going to teach you about one of our cool, non-surgical cosmetic treatments for your face. Read on to learn more about how undereye dermal fillers can help awaken those tired eyes that make you feel way older than you should.
If you’re interested in learning more about non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments or have questions after reading our blog, please contact us through our website or call our practice at (310) 746-5475.
Dermal Fillers as an Undereye Treatment
The skin on your face takes a beating throughout your life. Factors like sun damage, genetics, and natural aging processes cause all sorts of negative impacts on different areas of your face. One of the worst places where those signs of aging become visible is under your eyes because the eyes are the focal point of nearly all the communication you’ll have with people throughout your life.
Even if you get plenty of sleep, deep and dark circles may form under your eyes as you age and cause you to look older and tired even if you are neither of those. The skin there can also get puffy and loose and form wrinkles. To help restore and rejuvenate those tired eyes, plastic surgeons and cosmetic professionals have several tools in their toolkit. One of the most popular, because of the cost and convenience, is using fillers to add volume to your undereye areas.
Dermal fillers used under the eyes are typically made of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a material that is naturally found in your body, mostly concentrated in the eyes, joints, and skin. It’s a safe, FDA-material used not only to add volume, but also to attract water to keep your skin hydrated.
What Is A Dermal Undereye Filler Treatment Like?
Convenience is one of the main reasons people use fillers to rejuvenate their face and add volume to trouble areas where collagen deficiencies, bone loss, or sagging skin are causing them to look aged. Appointments for facial fillers are usually pretty quick, sometimes only lasting 15-20 minutes, and the results are almost immediate. As your skin retains more moisture and the injection site heals, you should see improvements for about 7-10 days after your filler injections.
There may be some swelling and a little redness and tenderness for a few days up to a week, but there’s much less downtime than a plastic surgery procedure. Most patients will want to plan about a week for recovery before any big events where they have to put their new, best face forward.
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero® are commonly used under the eyes to add volume, smooth our wrinkles, and tighten saggy skin. Results are long-lasting but not permanent, and additional treatments may be needed down the road. Depending on your unique factors and the materials selected by the plastic surgeon or nurse injector doing your treatment, your results may last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years before more injections are needed.
Because they’re made from materials naturally found in your body, hyaluronic acid fillers are metabolized and removed from your body safely. One of the bonus perks of this process is that it can stimulate collagen production, which is an important structural protein in your skin.
Great Undereye Treatment Plans Begin with a Great Consultation
Dermal fillers require just as much artistic skill as they do medical precision. To make sure you get the best results, choose a skilled plastic surgeon or nurse injector to build you a custom treatment plan based on your overall aesthetic goals.
Contact Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery at (310) 746-5475 for a consultation or send us a message through our website if you have questions about cosmetic undereye injectables.