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Can You Use Dermal Fillers to Fix Under-Eye Hollows?

Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed how tired and sad your under-eye hollows make you look? While under-eye hollows are a common sign of aging, dermal fillers may be able to give you a more youthful appearance. If you are interested to know whether fillers can effectively fix under-eye hollows keep reading.

What are under-eye hollows 

Under-eye hollows, also known as tear troughs or infraorbital hollows, form in the soft spot under your lower eyelid. As the years pass and changes occur in your body, the fat pads and muscles supporting your lower eyelids weaken. This leads to a sunken appearance and shadows under your eyes, making you look tired or sad.

Some common causes of developing under-eye hollows include:

  • Aging - Loss of fat pads and thin skin contribute to hollows as you grow older.

  • Dehydration - Not drinking enough water causes your under-eye area to appear more hollow.

  • Lack of sleep - Tiredness emphasizes shadows in your under-eye hollows.

  • Weight gain or loss - Rapid changes disrupt fat distribution around your eyes.

  • Genetics - Some facial structures are predisposed to developing hollows.

  • Volume loss - Less volume support in your upper cheek adds to hollowness.

Having pronounced under-eye hollows can negatively impact your appearance and self-esteem. They draw focus to signs of aging that you may wish to diminish. Dermal fillers offer a solution for regaining volume in this sensitive area.

And what are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injected cosmetic treatments used to add volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They are made of hyaluronic acid gels or calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres which can be injected to replenish lost fullness in areas like under the eyes. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are frequently recommended for addressing under-eye hollows since they are both effective and safe options for adding back volume and smoothing wrinkles in this area.

These injectable fillers work by acting as tiny pillows beneath your eyes. The practitioner injects a hyaluronic acid gel that replaces lost volume in the hollows. This lifts the sunken area, reducing shadows and producing a smoother, more youthful look. Fillers may last anywhere 6-24 months depending on your metabolism and the injector's technique.

While hyaluronic acid fillers slowly break down over several months, most patients find they need touch ups every 6 to 12 months to maintain the appearance corrections. Some patients may see filler effects last up to 18 months before touch-ups are needed again.

Regular follow-up appointments allow the practitioner to evaluate the status of the treated area and add more filler as needed to prolong the youthful look addressed by the initial treatment. Ongoing maintenance customized to each patient's individual hollowness level helps optimize their desired results.

Advantages of using fillers for under-eye hollows 

Some key benefits of using under-eye filler include:

  1. One of the main advantages is that dermal fillers plump up any hollowed out sections under the eyes, resulting in a smoother, fresher-looking appearance.

  2. By lifting up hollow under-eye areas, fillers help reduce shadowing that can make dark circles appear worse. Filling in these spaces helps diffuse shadows.

  3. The hyaluronic acid in fillers hydrates the sensitive under-eye skin, leading to a plumper and smoother look with fewer fine lines from regained fullness.

  4. Restoring lost volume under the eyes through filler treatments helps replenish thinning collagen. This gives an overall look of being more well-rested and youthful by replacing the depleted collagen that previously gave support and fullness to the under-eye area.

  5. Receiving filler injections is a quicker procedure compared to surgical options, allowing people to resume normal activities sooner with little discomfort or recovery time.

  6. Experienced providers are skilled at customizing treatment plans to individual needs, whether it's the amount or type of filler used, to achieve natural-looking results suited to each patient's goals.

Potential risks

Just like other cosmetic procedure, there are risks to consider:

  • Temporary Bruising and Swelling - Apply ice and arnica gel after to reduce bruising.

  • Temporary Lumps or Bumps - Massage and time usually dissolve irregularities.

  • Allergic Reaction (rare) - An allergy test can check for hyaluronic acid sensitivity.

Most side effects are mild and resolve within 1-2 weeks. Be sure to choose a board-certified provider to minimize risks.

Are you a good candidate for under eye fillers?

The ideal candidates for undereye fillers are generally younger patients in their 20s to 40s with good skin quality. However, older individuals may still see improvements if expectations remain realistic. Other good indicators that fillers could work for you include:

  • Pronounced yet discrete under-eye hollows

  • A healthy lifestyle to maintain results

  • Realistic goals regarding degree of correction

  • Potential for follow-up touch-ups as needed

Schedule a consultation at Vibrant Salon to assess your hollowness severity and discuss your goals with our expert. They can determine if fillers are suited to enhance your unique under-eye appearance.

Choosing the right practitioner in Fredericton

It's essential to select a license professional who specializes in dermal fillers. Vibrant Salon & Spa in Fredericton, New Brunswick is one such reputable choice.

Led by Dr. Janelle Simpson, Vibrant's experienced medical spa team performs safe and natural-looking injectable procedures. From Botox to dermal fillers, we utilize only FDA-approved products administered by trained medical professionals.

Contact us to book an initial consultation. Discuss your goals frankly and get the practitioner's input on your hollowness candidacy. Their customized approach helps many find relief from self-conscious under-eye hollows.

Final thoughts

In summary, dermal fillers show considerable promise for correcting under-eye hollows in a safe and minimally invasive way:

  • Fillers can plump and lift sunken hollows for a rejuvenated look.

  • Effective hollow concealing typically lasts 6-24 months initially.

  • Minimal risks exist when using fillers in a board-certified office.

  • Follow-up touch-ups further customize results over multiple sessions.

Schedule your consultation to learn if dermal fillers could help diminish your under-eye hollowness through natural volume restoration. Let an experienced provider determine your hollows severity and candidacy.

FAQs about fillers for sunken eyes

Can dermal fillers completely remove under-eye hollows?

While dermal fillers show great success in correcting infraorbital hollows, complete concealing of very dark circles still may not fully occur. Multiple touch-up treatments help optimize results over time for most patients.

Are there any age restrictions for under-eye filler treatments?

The minimum age requirement is generally 18 years old, though some medical spas allow minors with parental consent. Carefully discuss the specific needs and expectations of your age group with your provider.

How much do sunken eye filler treatments cost?

Cost for under-eye filler treatment at Vibrant Salon & Spa in Fredericton is half syringe $350 while full syringe $600. 

What type of filler is best for under eye hollows?

Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are most commonly used as they are safe and effective. Your provider will discuss which product and application technique suits your hollowness.


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