Even on days when you feel well-rested and energized, you might look in the mirror and see pesky dark circles under your eyes. Why? As we age, our skin becomes thinner, making the blood vessels beneath the skin more visible. This, combined with the loss of facial volume, can accentuate the appearance of under-eye circles. But here’s the good news: you can get under-eye fillers to get rid of those dark circles and regain your bright, youthful look.
How Do Under Eye Fillers Work for Dark Circles?
Tear trough fillers, also called under-eye fillers, are carefully injected into the hollow area beneath your eyes that often appears darker with age. Although various types of fillers can be used for this treatment, hyaluronic acid fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are very popular, since they can be dissolved using a special enzyme if you’re unhappy with the results for any reason.
The filler has a plumping effect on the skin, creating a fuller and more youthful look and camouflaging dark circles and eye-area wrinkles. While under-eye fillers are a nonsurgical med spa procedure, they should still be performed by a highly skilled and trained professional, since you’re dealing with a very delicate area of your face.
What to Expect after Your Appointment
Under-eye filler can last up to a year, depending on the product used.
Expect to have some swelling and bruising immediately after your appointment. While there isn’t necessarily downtime associated with under-eye filler, you should avoid applying makeup for the rest of the day, so you might want to put your other appointments on hold for a day or so.
Over the next several days, you should start to see your final results developing as any swelling and bruising diminish.