Under Eye Fillers

Best Under Eye Filler Doctor

At A New You Aesthetics, the procedure we receive the most requests for is under-eye fillers, which are also sometimes referred to as tear trough fillers or infraorbital fillers. But are these types of fillers actually safe? Continue reading on to gain more information on the topic. 

Under-eye fillers are a non-surgical and minimally invasive way to reduce or eliminate the look of eye bags or dark circles under the eyes, which is why the treatment is such a popular one. In addition, patients are also drawn to this type of treatment because it requires little downtime and provides long-lasting results. 

Ultimately,  the procedure, which isn’t currently approved by the FDA, is thought to be a safe procedure, although there are a few things to consider. And of course, each individual is different and reacts in different ways to treatments. 

How Can You Have A Safe Injection?

When it comes to injections, an injector obviously can’t guarantee that any procedure is 100 percent safe, as there are always risks involved. There are steps that can be taken, however, that can reduce any risks that may be associated with the procedure being performed, which in this case would be the injection of under-eye fillers

Techniques that have been used to lessen any risks with this type of procedure include cannulas, low-pressure injection, clean technique, and anatomic understanding. And, there are steps that a patient can take to improve safety as well. These can be found below. 

  • Find An Experienced Provider 

The professional performing the injection should have a demonstrated experience with under-eye fillers and should be able to provide evidence and photos of before and after results from previous patients. In addition, the practitioner should be able to describe his or her credentials. 

  • Avoid Needle Injections If Possible 

Some believe that the cannula technique is safer when it comes to under-eye fillers, although this has yet to be fully proven in a scientific manner and many have experienced safe procedures with normal injections. With the cannula technique, however, it is less likely for filler to be injected into a blood vessel. 

  • Avoid Permanent Filler Products

Certain fillers like ones that are silicone, acrylic-based, or calcium-based often provide a higher rate of problems and cannot be dissolved if an issue presents itself. 

  • Find A Provider Experienced With The Under-Eyes

Surgeons that perform surgery around the eyes are likely to have a more thorough 

knowledge and understanding of this area, which is quite a sensitive one. 

What Are The Risks?

With all types of injections, there’s always a risk of bruising or swelling, although this is less likely in this case if the cannula technique is used. 

In addition, lumps, bumps, and discoloration are possible side effects, although these can be treated with massage or some type of hyaluronidase or Hylenex injection, which dissolves the filler. 

Although incredibly rare, the greatest risk with this type of procedure is the possibility of filler being injected into a blood vessel or a blood vessel being compressed. If this were to occur and filler were to impact the central retinal artery, loss of vision could occur. 

Should You Get Under-Eye Filler?

Obviously, this decision is one that needs to be made by the individual, but if you have under-eye bags or dark circles and are looking for a non-surgical treatment, under-eye fillers could be an option. First, however, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our trained professionals. 

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