Fillers Can Reduce Under Eye Bags
Dermal eye fillers may be a poignant option for you if you think your eyes appear worn out and tired, even when you are well-rested. Eye fillers can be used in the under-eye area or for lightening tear troughs. They can make the area appear brighter and plumper. You can look well-rested by reducing under-eye shadows.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides dermal filler injections for the reduction or removal of the shadow of the lower eyelids to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
Under-Eye Fillers Containing Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound in the body. The under-eye filler is made from synthetic gel which mimics the functions of natural substance. Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero are a few popular brand names. HA based eye rejuvenation dermal fillers have been known to increase the production of collagen in the skin.
Lidocaine is a type of anesthetic that is added to certain hyaluronic fillers. It helps in numbing the area. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular types of under-eye fillers since they are smooth, transparent, and less likely to cause bumps and lumps. Hyaluronic acid provides short-term results as compared to all dermal fillers. But, it does provide the most natural appearance.
Under-Eye Filler with Poly-L-lactic Acid
Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic, biocompatible material which can be injected using linear threading. The substance invigorates collagen production significantly. It is available as Sculptra Aesthetic.
Under-Eye Filler with Calcium Hydroxylapatite
This biocompatible dermal filler consists of calcium and phosphate. It stimulates collagen production within the skin and helps in supporting connective tissue. The filler adds volume to the under-eye area. Calcium hydroxylapatite is thicker as compared to hyaluronic acid and needs to be diluted with an anesthetic.
Many practitioners don’t recommend using this in the under-eye area for concerns that it may turn the area overly white. Other cite nodule formation as a concern. The eye filler is available under the brand name Radiesse.
Steps Involved in a Dermal Filler Eye Rejuvenation Injectable Procedure
This is a general breakdown of injecting dermal fillers in the under-eye area:
- The treatment provider will sterilize the injection area and apply a numbing cream.
- Small needle will be used for piercing the skin. The filler may be injected through the needle. Or, a blunt-edged cannula may be used for injecting the dermal filler.
- You may need one or more injections under each eye. The doctor will inject a filler tunnel at the treatment site if linear threading is done. This will be done as the needle is removed slowly.
- The doctor will smooth the dermal filler in the treated area.
Majority of patients don’t feel any pain during the procedure while others report a slight prick sensation. There is a feeling of inflation or pressure as the dermal filler gets injected. While the injection needle is not inserted right next to the eye, it can be uncomfortable feeling it come close.
The entire procedure can be completed in just 5 to 20 minutes. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for dermal fillers to decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids.
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