Under eye conditions such as hollows, bags, and dark circles contribute to a tired appearance. As we age, loss of volume and sagging skin lead to hollows and bags, creating shadows and discoloration that accentuate the appearance of fatigue, while fine lines and wrinkles add to the worn-out look. These factors, despite their many causes, result in an exhausted appearance that can be challenging to hide. Treatments like under eye filler offer a practical solution, helping to rejuvenate the under eye area by addressing volume loss and shadows, for a more refreshed appearance.
What is Under Eye Filler?
Under eye filler, also known as tear trough filler, refers to the use of dermal fillers to address cosmetic concerns in the under eye area. This non-surgical treatment involves injecting a hyaluronic acid filler beneath the skin to address issues such as under eye hollows, bags, dark circles, and fine lines. Under eye fillers are designed to restore volume and enhance the overall appearance of the under eye region. When performed by an experienced and qualified aesthetic injector, under eye filler is a safe, effective treatment that involves no downtime.
Under Eye Filler
Non-invasive injectable treatment to reduce volume loss and minimize shadows under the eye
Can help improve dark circles, hollowness, and mild eye bags for a more rested appearance
FDA-approved fillers used in this area include RHA and Restylane
Some results visible immediately and full results within a few weeks
No downtime, minimal discomfort, and minimal restrictions
Filler for Under Eye Hollows
Under eye hollows, which are caused by loss of volume in the tear troughs, can cause a sunken, tired look. In many cases, hollowing under the eye can also cause the appearance of dark circles, as detailed in the next section. By filling in the hollows, a filler treatment can minimize the appearance of volume loss, helping promote a more youthful, refreshed, and well-rested appearance.
Filler for Dark Circles Under the Eyes
Under eye hollows can create a shadow that contributes to the appearance of dark circles. By filling in the hollows, a filler treatment can reduce the depth of these shadows, helping to diminish the look of dark circles. It is worth noting that many individuals incorrectly believe that their dark circles are caused by skin discoloration. While this is another common issue, it is very common for dark circles to be caused by shadowing alone. Therefore, a consultation with an experienced provider is important to determine the cause so that the correct treatment can be administered.
Filler for Under Eye Bags
Dermal fillers can be a helpful solution for mild under eye bags, which are often characterized by puffiness or swelling under the eyes. This condition can result from factors such as genetics, aging, fluid retention, and a loss of elasticity in the skin. Filler can be used to strategically add volume to certain areas to mask the appearance of the bags. It is important to note that true eye bags, which are caused by a fat bulge protruding outward, cannot be corrected non-surgically with filler.
Filler for Under Eye Wrinkles
Filler can be used to help plump the skin under the eyes, causing a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. However, there are a variety of other treatments that may be better suited for this condition, depending on the type of wrinkles. For example, if there are wrinkles caused by skin laxity, a treatment such as Ultherapy or RF Microneedling can be used to tighten the skin instead. If there are fine lines caused by facial movement, a small dose of Botox may be a better option. Therefore, an assessment by a qualified practitioner is important to help determine the best treatment for your specific condition.
What to Know Before Getting Under Eye Filler
Under eye filler is an incredibly transformative treatment for many individuals and is safe when injected by an experienced provider. However, this treatment is not without risk, so here are a few things to understand before proceeding.
Product Selection is Key
Given the unique characteristics of the under eye areas, many conventional fillers are not ideal for the task. Unfortunately, most novice injectors aren’t well-versed in the details that make each product a good or bad choice for each individual. Further down on this page, we compare the most popular tear trough fillers and share some of our opinions about each.
Not Everyone is a Candidate
As with many aesthetic treatments, social media trends (and fads) cause many individuals to believe that tear trough filler will solve their under eye concerns, so they run to the nearest medspa for a quick treatment. Although the majority of individuals are candidates for fillers in general, this is not the case for the under eye area specifically. Your unique anatomy and specific condition will dictate if you are a candidate. For example, many individuals do not have enough cheek structure to hold tear trough filler in place, so injecting these individuals will almost certainly lead to unsightly migration. In some cases, support can be added with filler, but not always. A consultation with an experienced injector will help you determine if you are suitable for this treatment.
Know the Limits
Tear trough filler can help improve the appearance of many under eye conditions, such as hollowness, dark circles, and mild eye bags. However, the cause of your condition may impact whether or not the treatment will be effective for your case. For example, dark circles caused by volume loss can be greatly improved by filler, but dark circles caused by genetic hyperpigmentation cannot be solved by filler. Some individuals have one of these causes, while others have a combination of both, so a proper assessment is important to set proper expectations and help predict your final outcome.
Play it Safe
The under eye area is extremely vascular, which means it contains a lot of blood vessels. The skin is also very thin and many nerves run through this area, making it more delicate than most other areas of the face. The under eye area is also more prone to filler migration than many other areas, and it carries risk of the Tyndall effect, in which the skin in the under eye area appears slightly blue due to improper placement of filler. For these reasons, under eye filler should only be injected by a provider with years of injection experience to minimize the risk of unwanted side effects.
Under Eye Filler Before & After
When choosing a cosmetic treatment, it is important to ensure that the treatment effectively addresses your primary concerns. It is also critical to understand what type of results you can expect. The following photos before and after under eye filler demonstrate the excellent outcomes that are possible with this popular treatment.
Note: Each individual responds to treatments differently, so results vary. Under eye/tear trough filler results rely heavily on technique, so it is important to select a reputable practice with qualified injectors for best results.
Which is the Best Under Eye Filler?
Each individual face is unique, and so are each individual’s goals. This means that there is not one best filler for under eye – the best filler for you is one that is expertly selected, and skillfully injected, by an experienced provider who routinely performs tear trough filler. We utilize a variety of advanced fillers for the under eye area, including products from the RHA and Restylane filler lines. These excellent products, combined with our skillful techniques, help us deliver extraordinary under eye filler results to meet your specific goals.
Product selection is extremely important for the under eye area for a number of reasons. Firstly, the area is both small and delicate, so a filler that allows for very precise placement without leaving lumps and bumps is essential. The under eye area is also prone to puffiness in many individuals, especially in the morning. Many conventional fillers, such as Juvéderm Ultra, are very hydrophilic, which means they attract water. This can lead to substantial puffiness in the area, causing the appearance of tiredness and eye bags, which are often the very concerns we are trying to solve. Because of this, we strategically choose from products that are not hydrophilic, and then narrow the options based on the properties and consistency that would best suit the individual’s anatomy.
the best filler for you is one that is expertly selected, and skillfully injected
RHA Filler Under Eyes
Renowned for its dynamic and flexible nature, RHA fillers ensure natural results by adapting to facial movements. Its unique properties allow for both deep and superficial injections, which makes RHA a versatile hyaluronic acid filler option. RHA Redensity and RHA 2 are two of our all-time favorite fillers for the under eye area, as they are moldable, subtle, and not hydrophilic. We also find that RHA fillers have the lowest incidence of migration and the most longevity out of all the tear trough fillers we have injected over the years.
Juvéderm Under Eye Filler
Known for being the first popular line of dermal fillers, the Juvéderm family of fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and firmness. While Juvéderm fillers are commonly injected in the tear troughs, they are more hydrophilic than other brands, so we do not find them ideal for the under eye area.
Belotero Filler Under Eyes
Belotero is a hyaluronic acid that is commonly used under the eye. The consistency is thin and smooth, and its properties allow for much flexibility and moldability, which is great for delicate areas such as under the eye. Belotero is not very hydrophilic, which is another advantage, however the longevity of this filler is not as great as other brands. For this reason, we typically do not use Belotero under the eye.
Restylane Under Eye Filler
Restylane fillers are another commonly used line of fillers for the under eye area. Like the other fillers in this list, Restylane fillers are made of hyaluronic acid. Fillers such as Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Eyelight are all popular options for improving the under eye area. In our experience, the Restylane products perform well in the under eye area and are the closest to RHA fillers in terms of properties.
Under Eye Filler Results
You can begin to see the results of under eye filler immediately after the treatment, since the filler injections add volume right away. The full results, however, are typically revealed within two to three weeks after the treatment, once the filler has settled and any swelling and bruising are gone. The results last for about 6-12 months on average, depending on the specific type(s) of filler injected, the amount injected, and the individual.
Under Eye Filler Cost
The cost of under eye filler can vary significantly depending on a variety of factors. Your unique anatomy and goals will be the primary variable, as the amount of product needed will depend on your starting point, the outcome you are looking to achieve, and the injection techniques that will best suit your anatomy.
In addition to your own factors, cost of product varies based on the brand and type of filler. Also, practices with more experienced and highly trained injectors may charge more than a medspa with beginner injectors, as these top-tier practices carry higher costs of continuing education and adhere to the highest level of safety standards. Beware of practices advertising low cost filler and those who frequently offer deep discounts and promotions — there is likely a reason.
Under Eye Filler Near Me
Aesthetic Center of New Jersey, located in Franklin Lakes, NJ, is a leading medical aesthetic practice offering results-driven anti-aging treatments including under eye filler. We deliver world-class, highly-customized cosmetic treatments in a friendly, luxurious environment. Call us at 877-750-0020, text us at 201-425-0825, or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation today.