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A Beginner's Guide to Under Eye Filler

Published July 13th, 2020 by Thepracticeagency

If you could eliminate the effects of aging under your eyes, would you do it? Millions of people already have.

Cosmetic dermatology, mainly fillers, are growing in popularity. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports around a 40% increase in injections. They're quick and easy procedures compared to surgeries.

For many people, under eye filler is their first cosmetic dermatology procedure. If you're curious about fillers or are just sick of looking tired, you're in the right place. In this article, we'll go over the magic of under eye fillers and why it's gaining popularity.

What Is Under Eye Filler and Why Is It Popular?

Under eye fillers are a type of dermal filler that involves an injection in the tear trough. The goal is to improve volume in the area. 

These fillers are not exclusive to people with dark circles. Tear troughs tend to lose volume or wrinkle with age. Over-the-counter products like creams are not enough to delay the effects of under eye aging, especially if these issues are genetic.

Under eye filler injections consist of hyaluronic acid and are branded as Juvaderm or Restylane. This acid attracts water naturally, leading to a plumper eye look. Your body produces this acid on its own, so it's safe and unlikely to cause adverse reactions.

Anyone with a medical license can inject fillers, which is why you may spot the service at medical spas and dermatology clinics as well as plastic surgery clinics. This added accessibility adds to the alluring efficiency of fillers, leading to an increased popularity in the last decade.

Beyond accessibility, fillers are subtly everywhere these days. People are becoming more open to sharing their experience with fillers on social media and in person. 

Who Should Get Under Eye Filler?

Anyone who is uncomfortable with how their eye area looks should consider under eye fillers. There are a variety of reasons why someone seeks filler under their eyes.

Under eye fillers target those who have developed a hollow, sunken look to their under eye area. Fillers increase the volume in the area, giving the eye a younger, more vibrant appearance.

Filler can help treat eye bags or puffiness around the eye. Eye bags are caused by fluid retention or chronic fatigue. While increasing volume to eye bags may seem counterproductive, it actually spreads volume and decreases the puffiness in the area.

People with wrinkles, fine lines, or creases in the area should also consider this simple procedure.

These fillers help alleviate dark circles caused by loss of volume, but not pigmentation. If your dark circles are genetic and deeply pigmented, under eye fillers won't help too much.

Issue-free candidates may choose to still get filler to prevent these concerns from occurring in the future. People tend to start losing collagen in their twenties, which is the perfect time to start aging prevention.

The Benefits of Under Eye Filler

Under eye filler is a decision that leads to plenty of benefits. Here are a few reasons why these types of fillers are a good choice.


Under eye fillers tend to last up to a year or more. This makes it one of the most cost-effective filler procedures. Plus, the results appear immediately.


Under eye fillers are quick to administer. Appointments usually last around 15 to 30 minutes. As long as you abide by the advice from your doctor, any bruising should go away quickly.


The process of getting under eye fillers is safe. As we mentioned earlier, fillers are hyaluronic acid injections. This acid occurs naturally in the body. Your doctor will use an extremely thin needle to inject the acid, which helps curb bruising and swelling.


For most people, fillers are relatively painless during and after the procedure. Patients endure mild discomfort at most. Doctors numb the area before injecting, making the process completely painless.


Doctors can easily remove the injected filler, if necessary. Anyone who receives filler and doesn't like them or is experiencing rare setbacks can immediately get them removed. The acid also dissolves slowly over time.

What You Should Know Before Your First Filler Appointment

Fillers don't last forever. To maintain the effects of your first filler, you'll need to continue injecting the area. Luckily, under eye filler lasts longer than filler in other areas of the face. 

Your first visit will involve an evaluation of your under eye area, which will determine how much extra volume you need. The doctor will also discuss your ideal results and will consider your age, medical history, and expectations before measuring the amount of filler for your injection.

Doctors may apply numbing creams to the injection site. The injection isn't very painful, but numbing creams help patients feel more comfortable.

Under eye filler recovery is quite quick and painless. Don't worry about minimal bruising—it's completely normal. Your under eye area is sensitive and thin. The tiny blood vessels in the area are more prone to bruising. 

To avoid bruising or swelling, the medical professional administering your injection will recommend steps to curb these symptoms. These steps may involve avoiding specific medication and avoiding alcoholic drinks for a few days.

Going Forward With Fillers

Fillers are becoming mainstream thanks to its minimally invasive procedure. For those of you who have relied on creams and serums with no results, under eye filler is a fantastic solution to a common problem.

Ready to book your first under eye filler appointment? Contact us today or book online today!

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