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