Under Eye Filler in NYC | Best Treatment for Sunken Eyes & Under Eye Bags
Don’t let eye hollows, dark circles or under-eye bags distract from beautiful eyes! It’s an unfortunate fact of aging. Tear-trough issues become more common as the years advance. But a dermal filler for under eyes can restore a youthful appearance and put your eyes back in the spotlight. In today’s post, all you need to know about under eye filler treatment, offered at Smooth Synergy Medical Spa in NYC.
What is a Dermal Filler? Which Filler is Right for Me?
The dermal filler category is a broad one, representing products with different active ingredients and different formulations. Because of this variety, there’s now an arsenal of specialized fillers to meet many of the top beauty goals for the face. From lip enhancing to cheek filling to under eye smoothing, your physician now has great flexibility to give you customized results. So what does that mean for your under-eye concerns? Some fillers are better for the eye area than others. Here’s more:
How Do I Choose a Filler for my Eye Concern?
Cosmetic Fillers are universally renowned for their ability to restore lost volume. However, each area of the face requires a distinct set of qualities to get the job done right. Specifically, fillers vary by thickness, flexibility and durability. When choosing what’s right for your concern, it’s important to find the proper mix of these characteristics. For the eyes, a softer, more flexible filler is most appropriate, because:
- The skin under the eye is so thin that a filler with a smaller particle size and thinner viscosity works best. In fact, at 0.5mm thickness, under eye skin is the thinnest on the body.
- The eye area needs to move flexibily, in order to maintain it’s natural expressiveness.
- It’s a shallow area, which requires a more malleable cosmetic filler to mold and disperse in the small space under the eye.
Which is the Best Dermal Filler for Under the Eyes?
Currently, a cross-linked hyalurnoic acid (HA) filler is best for the under eye area. An HA filler is a soft, gel-like injection into the skin, in order to replenish the depleted HA that contributes to volume loss. HA fillers are particularly suited for the under eye area, because they are soft and pliable. You’ve likely heard of the different brands of HA Fillers, including Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero. Each brand offers a family of facial fillers formulated for particular skincare concerns, including:
- Juvederm (Allergan): Juvederm Ultra Plus, Ultra, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure
- Restylane (Galderma): Restylane Lyft, Defyne, Refyne, Silk
- Belotero (Merz): Belotero Intense, Volume, Balance and Soft
It’s best to speak with our physician about which formulation within a brand is right for you.
Are There Cosmetic Fillers Not Suited for the Eye?
Yes. Two of the other most common fillers, Sculptra and Radiesse, are not recommended for use under the eye. Specifically, they have a thicker formulation designed for stability not flexibility. Additionally, they both run the risk of creating lumps if injected under the delicate area of the eye.
What are the Best Under Eye Filler Treatment Areas?
If you’re wondering whether an HA filler will work for your concern, our treatment recommendation depends on your specific under eye issue. Here’s more:
Volume loss can make the eye appear hollowed out. A dermal filler is the treatment of choice to restore sunken eyes.
Under eye bags / Puffy eyes
If you have a bulging under eye area, volume loss could be the problem here as well. What happens is that the fatty pads under the skin protrude, as they become more prominent in relation to the sunken in areas. A cosmetic filler will correct this by smoothing out the surface of the skin.
Our treatment recommendation depends on its cause. If the dark circle is the result of hyperpigmentation, an eye filler will not reverse it. In this case, we’d recommend the Enerpeel System to brighten the eye. Oftentimes, however, dark circles are the result of the shadow that is created due to a sunken eye. If this is the case, a dermal filler will correct it by restoring volume to the under eye area.
Wrinkles or Crow’s Feet
Generally speaking, we recommend Botox to correct wrinkles at the corners of the eye. A cosmetic injectable will work to relax the area and temporarily reverse wrinkles in this area.
How Long Do Under Eye Fillers Last?
Dermal fillers typically last for 9-12 months depending on the formulation.
What is the Under Eye Filler Price?
The cost of a dermal filler depends on the quality of your skin and desired treatment outcomes. Reach out to an Expert in Beauty to determine the cost of treating your particular eye concern.
Where to get an Under Eye Filler in NYC? Why Choose Smooth Synergy in New York?
Smooth Synergy Medical Spa in NYC has been in business since 2002. It’s this experience that makes us a leader in the field of nonsurgical cosmetic aesthetics. It’s this expertise that gives us the ability to provide you with real solutions and superior results. Please reach out to an Expert in Beauty at 212-397-0111 to find out how an under eye filler will help you meet your beauty goals.