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Under Eye Fillers: A Non-Surgical Option for Eye Bag Reduction

While sometimes, under eye bags are hereditary, more often they are an indication of aging skin. Lower lid puffiness can create the appearance of fatigue, stress, or even premature aging.

While surgical solutions like blepharoplasty exist to minimize under eye bags, non-surgical alternatives such as under eye fillers are also available.

What Are Under Eye Fillers?

Under eye fillers are used during the dermal filler procedure involving the strategic administration of biocompatible substances, typically hyaluronic acid-based formulations –  into the area under the eyes. These injections aim to restore or enhance the volume and structural integrity of the delicate soft tissues within the eye area.

 By precisely targeting these specific areas, we can effectively mitigate the hollowness and sagging commonly associated with under eye bags. This intricate procedure remodels the under eye contours, resulting in a more symmetrical, rejuvenated appearance while also reducing the prominence of shadowing and dark circles; we are able to successfully create a visually smoother, brighter, and revitalized look. 

How Do Under Eye Fillers Work?

Under eye fillers work by harnessing the natural properties of hyaluronic acid, a substance found in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and fullness. When injected under the eyes, hyaluronic acid fills in the spaces that contribute to the formation of under eye bags. 

 Additionally, fillers enhance the volume and support of the delicate tissues in the under eye area. This process not only reduces the appearance of under eye bags but also plumps up the surrounding skin, leading to a reduction in the visibility of dark circles and shadows.

The end-result is a smoother, more refreshed under eye contour, with improved fullness, diminished hollows, and a more youthful overall appearance.

Who is a Good Candidate for Under Eye Fillers?

Under eye fillers can be a good option for individuals with mild to moderate under eye bags. They are also a good alternative for those who prefer to avoid surgical procedures. 

 Additionally, under-eye fillers can benefit individuals who desire non-invasive solutions to address their cosmetic concerns. Ideal candidates for under eye fillers may exhibit signs of puffiness, hollowing, or sagging in the under-eye area without significant excess skin or severe structural deformities.

It is important to have a one-on-one personalized consultation with Dr. Schlessinger to first assess your specific needs and expectations. Together you will determine whether under eye fillers are a good option for you based on factors such as skin condition, medical history, and desired outcomes.

Are There Any Risks Associated with Under Eye Fillers?

As with any medical procedure, under eye fillers carry inherent risks that should be considered. These potential risks encompass bruising, swelling, and the risk of infection. 

 While complications are infrequent, it is crucial to acknowledge the possibility of allergic reactions associated with under-eye fillers. By prioritizing proper injection techniques, maintaining sterility, and adhering to post-treatment care guidelines, Dr. Schlessinger aims to minimize the occurrence of these risks and ensure a safe and successful outcome.

How Long Do Under Eye Fillers Last?

The duration of results achieved through under-eye fillers can vary depending on multiple factors. While individual experiences may differ, under eye fillers typically offer a period of effectiveness that can range up to approximately eighteen months. 

 It is important to note that periodic touch-up sessions may be necessary to maintain optimal results over time. 

Are Under Eye Fillers Safe?

Under eye fillers, when performed by qualified professionals, can be considered a safe procedure. Oculoplastic surgeons, like Dr. Schlessinger, possess specialized knowledge of the eye’s anatomy and surrounding structures, making them well-suited for administering under eye fillers.

 At Schlessinger Eye & Face, Dr. Schlessinger employs the use of cannulas. Cannulas, which are thin, hollow tubes, have gained popularity in under eye filler injections. 

 Cannulas offer notable advantages. Firstly, they have a reduced likelihood of causing bruising and swelling. Secondly, cannulas allow for precise filler placement in challenging areas like the tear trough, which can be difficult to access with needles. 

 Do you want to learn more about under eye fillers or determine if they might be right for you? Schedule an appointment at Schlessinger Eye & Face in Woodbury on Long Island in NY, today 516-496-2122!