Is Under-Eye Filler Right for Me?

If your reflection makes you long for a time when circles and lines under your eyes were a thing of the future, you may want to consider dermal fillers. This minimally invasive procedure takes place during a short office visit, after which you walk away with a more youthful appearance. And unlike cosmetic surgery, you don’t need to set aside time for recovery.

Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert M. Schwarcz offers a variety of dermal fillers for people seeking smoother, healthier-looking skin at his offices in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Scarsdale, New York. Here, we delve into filler treatment for under your eyes, including the benefits it can bring and how to determine if you’re a good candidate.

How under-eye filler works

Dermal fillers are temporary injectable treatments that work to make the area of your face brighter and plumper. Placed under your eyes, this can have a strong anti-aging effect, given that under-eye sags, bags, and wrinkles are common as years pass by.

Fillers add volume in the targeted area. When used in your lower eyelid, they create less of an under-eye shadow so you appear better rested and ready to take on the day. 

Under-eye fillers may contain calcium hydroxylapatite, hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, polymethylmethacrylate, or fat taken from other parts of your body. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane, are especially popular below the eyes. Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, which supports the production of skin-plumping collagen.

Once injected into the treatment area, under eye fillers literally “fill in” sunken places. This means you leave your short, in-office treatment with full results: a more youthful, vibrant look. From there, the benefits last for a few months or even up to a year.

Determining if under-eye filler is right for you

The best way to determine whether you’re a good candidate for lower eyelid fillers is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwarcz. During your appointment, he assesses your skin and talks to you about your aesthetic goals and medical history.

You might not be a good candidate for under eye fillers if you smoke or vape, both of which can stand in the way of healing and reduce the longevity of your results. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you may be advised to delay this treatment.

To learn more about under-eye filler treatment or find out if it’s a smart choice for you, call our office or request a consultation with Dr. Schwarcz through our website. We would love to help you reach your aesthetic goals and feel more confident about your appearance.

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