Under-eye filler is a popular cosmetic treatment for dark circles and hollows caused by tear troughs. It involves injecting a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler or collagen stimulator into the under-eye area to replace lost volume and smooth out wrinkles. HA fillers are safe and effective, and they can be dissolved if necessary, which makes them a good choice for under-eye treatment. Collagen stimulator, however, may need time for the result to appear.
There are a number of different HA fillers and collagen stimulator available, and each one has its own unique properties. Some fillers are thicker and denser, while others are thinner and more flexible. The best filler for you will depend on your individual needs and goals.
Here is a look at some of the most popular HA fillers for under-eye treatment:
Juvéderm Volbella: This filler was the first to be FDA approved for the treatment of tear troughs. It has a thin texture, making it suitable for placement under thin skin. It also features Juvéderm’s signature Vycross technology, which makes the gel smoother and makes it last longer.
Belotero Balance: This filler is thinner and more flexible than Juvederm, making it a good choice for fine lines in the under-eye area. However, it may not be as effective in treating very deep tear troughs.
Teosyal Redensity I and II: This filler has a lightweight formula that is easy to spread and less likely to form bumps. It is a good option for layering with another product or to place on the outer corner of the eye or areas where skin is a little thinner.
For collagen stimulator, there are also a few different options including:
Dermaveil: It is a biocompatible and biodegradable injectable filler made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). When DermaVeil is injected into the tear trough, it stimulates the skin to produce more collagen and reduce the hollowness.
AestheFill: It is not just another filler; it’s a collagen stimulator composed of PDLLA (poly-DL-lactide), a substance known for its biocompatibility and biodegradability. When injected into the tear trough, it will stimulate the collagen growth and fill up the depressed area.
NucleoFill: It is a bio-restructuring injectable gel composed of low molecular weight polynucleotide chain fragments. When injected into the tear trough, it will help to improve skin hydration, elasticity, and firmness, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Nucleofill Soft is also used to treat under-eye circles and puffiness.
Risks of under-eye filler:
Vascular occlusion: This is the most serious risk, and it occurs when the filler is injected into an artery and blocks blood and oxygen delivery to the target tissue. This can lead to skin loss and even blindness.
Contour irregularities: This can happen if the filler is too hydrophilic or if it is not placed correctly.
Tyndall effect: This is a bluish hue that can appear under the eyes if the filler is too close to the surface of the skin.
Who is a good candidate for under-eye filler?
The best candidates for under-eye filler will have dark circles that are caused by deep tear troughs rather than hyperpigmentation. They should also not be looking to correct bags, the appearance of which may be exacerbated by filler.
How to prepare for your under-eye filler treatment:
It is important to prepare for your under-eye filler treatment by avoiding alcohol and blood thinners for a few days before your appointment. You should also avoid wearing makeup to your appointment.
What to expect after your under-eye filler treatment:
You may experience some bruising and swelling after your under-eye filler treatment. This is normal and should subside within a few days. You should avoid strenuous activity and excessive heat exposure for the first few days after your treatment.