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Under Eye Filler

For some of us, it seems that no amount of sleep or night cream can banish dark undereye circles or wrinkles. While exhaustion or dehydration can contribute to puffy or baggy under eyes, this often is simply a matter of genetics. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about your bags and wrinkles, though — an under eye filler injection can work wonders.

What Can Under Eye Filler Treat?

These fillers are generally used to treat the area directly under one’s eyes sometimes referred to as a “tear trough.” It is most successful when used to treat tear troughs which don’t have much natural volume. It is also often chosen by patients who experience puffy or swollen under eyes. Unfortunately, this procedure isn’t as successful for patients with dark circles under their eyes — circles are typically due to pigment, rather than volume, and fillers can actually amplify them.

Under Eye Injections: About the Procedure

There are several types of filler injections available for the under eye area. Each differs slightly in terms of preparation, procedure, and recovery — and each has an ideal candidate who will benefit from the particular approach. If you are unsure of which type of under eye injections will work best for you, Dr. Lapuerta is an expert in injections and can help determine your best course of treatment.

Here’s what to expect during an under eye injection procedure:

  1. 1) The injection site is prepped — Dr. Lapuerta will sterilize and mark the area before applying numbing cream.
  2. 2) After the numbing cream has kicked in, Dr. Lapuerta will carefully insert a small needle into your skin. Then, depending on your procedure, he will use that needle or a cannula to inject your filler. This will then be repeated on the other eye.
  3. 3) Following injections, Dr. Lapuerta will take care to ensure the filler is smooth and set. 

The entire procedure will take about 15-20 minutes and is known for being relatively painless.

Under Eye Filler Recovery Time

Following your injection procedure, recovery is quick with almost no downtime — you’ll be able to go about your day. Please note that, following an under eye wrinkles filler treatment, patients can expect to experience some redness, swelling, and bruising. This is normal and will fade quickly. To aid in your recovery, Dr. Lapuerta will provide you with an ice pack for your treatment site. 

Dr. Lapuerta will ask you to return for a follow-up a few weeks after your procedure, to assess the results, answer any questions, and make any adjustments if needed. Some patients return for additional injections for premium results.

Under Eye Filler Cost

The costs of an under eye filler procedure will vary greatly depending on what type of filler is used, how many injections are necessary, and the patient’s own unique body. To get a more accurate estimate of what this will cost for you, speak with Dr. Lapuerta — he will be able to give you an answer which reflects your specific case.

Schedule Your Under Eye Filler Consultation Today!

If you’re ready to talk to Dr. Lapuerta about your potential under eye filler treatment, fill out our consultation form or give us a call today at (713) 489-0169. We’ll bring you in for a confidential chat with Dr. Lapuerta about your needs and goals, and which path will be best for you to take. We can’t wait to meet you!

Under Eye Filler FAQs

What is Under Eye Filler?
Under eye filler is a type of nonsurgical aesthetic procedure which addresses under eye bags and puffiness. It is performed by injecting a substance into the area beneath the patient’s eye, also known as a tear trough.
How Much is Under Eye Filler?
This will depend on which filler is chosen by the patient, as well as how many injections are necessary. To learn more, speak to Dr. Lapuerta.
What is the Best Filler for Under Eyes?
There are a number of fillers used to treat under eye bags, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, Poly-L lactic acid, and one’s own body fat. There are different perks to each type of filler, which Dr. Lapuerta can discuss with you to help you understand which might work best for your body.
Does Under Eye Filler Help Dark Circles?
Unfortunately, injectable fillers don’t help in this instance. Dark circles are related to pigment rather than volume, so a filler won’t do much to change their appearance — in fact, they can make them look darker than before. A chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment might be a more appropriate choice for dark circles.
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