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How Long Do Dermal Fillers for the Eyes Last?

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Many people look for solutions for their dark under eyes but end up picking topical treatments that don’t work. Thankfully, under-eye dermal filler treatments have risen to become one of the best available remedies to improve the appearance of dark under eyes. However, some may wonder if they last as long as they want them to.

So how long do under-eye fillers last? It depends on your skin’s response to the facial filler treatment. You can enjoy your enhanced look from a single treatment for 6 months to several years. So if you’re thinking of a remedy for your eye bags, this cosmetic procedure may be a better solution than topical creams or makeup.

Why You Need Under Eye Filler Treatments

There are a couple of factors that cause you to have dark circles under your eyes such as your age, lifestyle, and sleeping habits. But the reason why those dark circles appear is because of the hollowness or loss of volume on your under eye area called a “tear trough”.

Eye filler treatments are the most suitable solution to change the appearance of your tear trough area. These fillers are used for tear trough correction, which lightens your under eye skin. Under eye dermal fillers also correct tear trough deformity by adding volume to the skin area or removing your eye bag circles. After your tear trough filler treatment, you’ll definitely look much more plumper and well-rested.

1. The Best Fillers for Under Eye Treatments

There are different kinds of dermal fillers to correct your tear trough deformity, but the best injectable filler for you depends on a few factors like your skin age and how complex the shape of your under eye is, among others.

Generally, the best dermal fillers that target the under eyes are under the category of hyaluronic acid fillers, specifically Restylane and Juvederm. Hyaluronic acid fillers are not only safe and non-invasive, but they’re also easily reversible. Hyaluronic acid fillers are also less likely to clump as they’re smooth and transparent.

a. Restylane

Restylane dermal filler treatment doesn’t only smooth out skin fine lines and facial wrinkles around the mouth, cheek, or nasolabial folds. It also works as a tear trough filler treatment that adds volume and fills in your tear trough area through the Restylane Lyft procedure. Meanwhile, other Restylane treatments like Restylane Silk act as lip fillers to enhance the appearance of your lips.

b. Juvederm

Juvederm dermal fillers like Juvederm Vollure XC also help you fill in sunken areas under your eyes. Unlike Restylane, this type of filler has an anesthetic ingredient called lidocaine. So if you’re worried about how these fillers would feel against your skin when injected to your under eyes, this may be the recommended procedure for you. This eye filler treatment relieves you of dark eye bag circles without the slight pain and discomfort of other dermal filler procedures.

Meanwhile, other Juvederm treatments target the lip area such as Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC, while some target the cheek area, like Juvederm Voluma XC.

How Long Under Eye Fillers Last

It depends on a wide range of factors. Some of these factors include how fast the body breaks down the dermal fillers. But in general, tear trough fillers are expected to last for 6 to 9 months. Although sometimes, a single eye filler treatment may last for several years.

1. What Happens to Under Eye Fillers Over Time

One of the factors that affect the length of effect of eye fillers is the body’s metabolism. The longevity of the injected eye fillers are affected by how fast the body breaks down these fillers. Most people return after 9 to 12 months for their touch-ups as the effects of their eye filler treatment has weaned out.

Usually, people who come back for their second treatment tend to wait for a longer interval as the fillers from the touch-ups usually last longer than the fillers injected during the first treatment. There are also people who aren’t eligible for under eye fillers because of their eye shape or composition. For people with large under eye fat pads and very tight under eye creases, eye filler treatments tend to be merely a partial fix and cosmetic surgery is mostly required.

There are also cases where a patient experiences Tyndall effect which is a visible discoloration in your under eye skin. Although this is rare, it mostly occurs because of the thin skin around the tear trough area. You can avoid this by using resilient hyaluronic fillers or fat transfer during your under eye dermal filler treatments.

2. What to Do if Your Fillers Fade

So there are cases when eye fillers fade, as these aren’t permanent fixes to your under eyes and touch-ups are regularly required to maintain your youthful look. But if it fades within 2 weeks after the procedure, the swelling that fills your eye hollows more than the filler during the procedure.

When the swelling goes away, the effects of the filler treatment on your skin seem to wear out. Similar to when your eye filler fades after a long period of time, a touch-up may also be required to achieve the initial look you had after the eye filler treatment.

3. Factors that Affect How Long Under Eye Fillers Last

Different factors affect the metabolism of dermal fillers as well as its extent of application on the target area, which determines how long they will last. Such factors include the following:

  • The type of tear through filler applied
  • The way the filler is placed under eye
  • How much under eye filler is placed

a. The Type of Tear Trough Filler Applied

The type of eye filler injected in your skin is one of the factors that affect how long under eye fillers last. Although hyaluronic acid fillers aren’t permanent, they’re best for the tear trough area. Some of which are Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero Balance. They differ depending on the concentration of hyaluronic acid, the size of its particles, and other qualities. Shown below is how long they last according to the type of filler:

Type of Filler UsedHow Long it will Last
Restylane12 to 16 months
Juvederm9 months to 1 year
Belotero Balance6 months

b. The Way the Filler is Placed Under Eye

The way that the dermal fillers are applied to your under eye skin is also a factor that affects how long they will last. Fillers that are placed closer to the skin surface tend to be more noticeable for a longer time but shallow filler may cause the Tyndall effect. So it’s imperative that injectors are trained to determine appropriate injection sites in your tear trough area to achieve best results.

c. How Much Under Eye Filler is Placed

Dermal filler injection syringes are filled with appropriate amounts of filler for desirable results. More filler means that the tear trough filler treatment effects will last longer. But one of the advantages of hyaluronic acid filler is that it’s not permanent, so undesirable effects after the treatment may be reversed. Sometimes more filler tends to distort the natural appearance of your under eye so it’s best to stick with your doctor’s recommendation.

4. How Often You Should Have Under Eye Filler Treatments

It’s recommended to get new dermal filler injections before the effects fade to get the best results so you may want to have filler injection touch-ups every 3 to 6 months. For your eye filler maintenance treatment, it’s best to consult with your plastic surgeon.

Under Eye Treatments at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics

For your aesthetic needs, Dr. Lanna Aesthetics offers a wide range of plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures to help you achieve your beauty and skincare goals, such as the following:

  • Restylane (e.g, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Contour)
  • Juvederm (e.g, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Volbella XC, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Vollure XC)
  • Other dermal filler treatments (e.g, Belotero Balance)
  • Laser treatment procedures (e.g, laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing)
  • Botox cosmetic procedure (e.g, brow lift procedure)

Get Longer-Lasting Results from Under Eye Filler Treatments with Dr. Lanna Aesthetics

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