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Thread Lifting Procedure – Complete Guide to Thread Face Lift

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Throughout life, the inevitable process of aging occurs. Our bodies will change over time and begin to show the signs of aging. A common feature of someone who is aging is sagging of the skin, both throughout the body and face. In the past, many invasive surgeries have been created as an attempt to reverse the effects of time. However, many people find that they do not have the time to invest in a lengthy recovery, nor do they wish to undergo surgery. If this is the case for you, you may be the ideal candidate for a Thread Lift. 

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What is a Thread Lift?

A thread lift or threading face lift is a simple procedure that involves lifting the skin using sutures that were traditionally only used for surgery but maintaining them hidden under the skin’s surface. It is often referred to as a non-surgical face lift. With the developed techniques, this can be used to offer benefits similar to a facelift, with advantages such as minimal downtime, no scarring, reduced cost, less invasive, and less postoperative complications. This can be an excellent alternative if you are searching for lifting or rejuvenation of the skin.

Where can you have a thread lift?

Thread lifts are considered as non-invasive facelifts generally; therefore, some common areas for the procedure to be done are:

  •   Lower face area and jawline
  •   Mid-face and cheek area
  •   Peri-ocular area (eye area)
  •   Neck area


However, thread lifts can also be extended to the body for areas that tend to show significant sagging, such as:

  •   The inner thighs
  •   The inner armpits
  •   The butt


Some of the most popular areas for most patients include;

  •  neck thread lift
  • nose thread lift
  • lip thread lift
  • brow thread lift
  • eye thread lift
  • thread butt lift

What happens during a thread lifting procedure?

As most procedures should always begin, you will have a consultation with your surgeon about whether you are an appropriate candidate and all your treatment options. If your surgeon agrees that this is the best option for you, then you can move forward to the initial steps of the treatment.

  • Some of the main precautions prior to treatment include:
  • No smoking.
  • No drinking alcohol 48 hours before the treatment.
  • No make-up or creams should be applied on the day of the procedure

1. First, the appropriate thread must be determined.

This depends mainly on your current skin situation as well as the region you want to have the treatment done in. The threads can be divided into three categories:

  1.   Absorbable 
  •   Options: Polydioxanone thread (PDO), Silhouette Soft thread, and fine thread with bi-directional absorbable cone.
  •   Notes: POD is often referred to as a Korean Face Lift or POD Thread Lift, due to its creation by a Korean surgeon. It is considered as the most common option nowadays. If you choose to have the procedure done in Korea, you are guaranteeing the best results in the world as well as extremely competitive prices. PDO is also associated with improved circulation and collagenization, which improves the texture of the skin and corrects mild wrinkling by producing new collagen.  In addition, it helps with the activation of fibroblasts, which will provide more elastin. Specifically, the effect of polydioxanone (PDO) was also found to encourage the body to create natural hyaluronic acid.

        2.   Smooth/Non-absorbable 

  •   Barbed; Bi-directional (APTOS thread, Woffles thread) or Unidirectional (Contour thread, Silhouette lift thread) for longer sutures, cogged (for shorter sutures).

Notes: Bi-directional is less likely to move because of support from both ends, though it is not anchored. Uni-directional is easier to fix if there is asymmetry since they are anchored.

  •   Non-Barbed

Notes: Easier to fix if there is asymmetry.

It should be noted short sutures include PDO, Plain, Screw, Spiral, and Cog thread, while long sutures include APTOS, Silhouette Lift, Silhouette Soft, Woffles or Contour thread.

2. Prep before treatment:

a numbing cream may be used for shorter sutures, while local anesthesia will be used for longer sutures.

3. Treatment:

thread lifting process

Depending on the exact method you chose, this will vary slightly, but on a general note, the thread will be laced under the skin in the desired area of treatment. This allows the thread to be invisible. The procedure itself should last anywhere from 30-60 minutes, depending on how many areas you are treating, and the extent of sagging. The more complicated the case, the more threads that will have to be used.

Who is a good candidate to have the thread lifting procedure?

Fat Grafting

This procedure can be done on both older and younger adults. The principal patients that will benefit from this procedure are adults that have less disrupted skin elasticity and appropriate facial volume. Significant factors to consider for this treatment are:

–    Age

–    Health

–    Degree of skin laxity

–    The thickness of the skin

–    Adequacy of facial volume

Thread Lift Recovery

This is an outpatient procedure; therefore, you would be discharged the same day of your treatment. Depending on the kind of thread and suture length you opted for, you may experience some swelling and bruising. Sleeping with the head slightly elevated will also help with swelling. In this case, it is recommended to apply a cold compress for the first day or two after treatment to help swelling decrease.

You should avoid movement of the area (such as smiling for a facial thread lift). If you must sneeze or cough, try to hold the face to support the threads for the first week. You should not put make-up on for 3-5 days after the procedure or shave for at least ten days. Try to follow a soft or liquid diet, but avoid straws also to avoid too much movement of the facial muscles. You should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, if possible.

Thread Lift Before and After

Figure 1:Absorbable: PDO Thread Lift (for both the woman above and below)

thread lifting before and after 2

Figure 2: Non-Absorbable: Barbed (Woffles) sutures.

If you have been searching for an alternative method to address any sagging skin, but are hesitant to have a full procedure done or have no time for the recovery that it would require, a thread lift may be the best choice for you.

There are a variety of techniques, as well as many areas that can be addressed. Make sure to speak to a board-certified surgeon who can help you create the best plan of action for your specific needs. PDO remains the top choice for many patients who chose to move forward with the treatment.

As recommended earlier, coming to Korea can both guarantee results due to its creation and refinement in the country as well as the competitive prices that the plastic surgery market offers there currently. If you choose to come to Korea for your procedure, feel free to contact Seoul Guide Medical, who can connect you to the top specialists in the country.


How long does a thread lift last?

From most research, a safe assumption is that this procedure is not permanent, mainly because you cannot stop the natural process of aging. However, results can be considered long-lasting for appropriate patients, and due to the ease of this procedure, having repeat treatments can easily be done. 1-9 years was the general longevity of observable results. For patients that are younger with thicker skin and appropriate facial volume, 3-4 years was the average. In contrast, older patients with severe sagging reduced elasticity, and lack of volume had visible results for 1-2 years.

What is a thread lift procedure for the face?

As mentioned previously, a thread face lift can be extended to the face as well as other areas. Face areas are typically divided into lower face area and jawline, mid-face and cheek area, peri-ocular area (eye area), and the neck area.

Can I exercise after a thread lift?

You should wait around 1-3 weeks after the treatment to resume any vigorous exercise, your surgeon will advise you on how long exactly you should expect. This is to prevent your healing from becoming prolonged. Exercise can increase the heart rate, which causes blood flow to also increase to the area of treatment, which in turn can cause swelling.

Can you fly after a thread lift?

You should avoid flying 48-72 hours after your procedure. The air pressure in the air is larger than the ground. Therefore it is easy to cause blood pressure fluctuations. It can also potentially cause an infection due to the splitting of the wound, prolonging the recovery period.

Non-Surgical Liposuction – Important Information You Need to Know

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Non-surgical liposuction is a procedure that a lot of people would be willing to undergo to improve their appearance. Not everyone wants to experience surgery wherein they will feel discomfort for several days or even weeks. Some do not have the time to pause their busy schedules to recover from cosmetic surgery, while others are ultimately not a fan of surgical procedures. With today’s advancements in technology, undergoing a non-surgical body contouring procedure is now possible. 

Non-Surgical liposuction before and after treatment

What is Non-Surgical Liposuction?

Non-surgical liposuction, also called non-surgical fat reduction, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses lasers, heat, cooling, ultrasound, and radiofrequency to destroy excess fat cells inside the body. This kind of liposuction has lesser to no recovery time needed unlike surgical liposuction. This procedure can effectively treat all of the body parts that are capable of storing fat. Still, the most common body parts that are treated by non-surgical liposuction are the abdomen, waistline, thighs, arms, and under the chin. 

Types of Non-Surgical Liposuction

There are four types of techniques used for non-surgical liposuction, namely, Laser treatment, Cryolipolysis, Radiofrequency energy, and Ultrasound energy.

A. Laser Treatment

This technique is known for the brand name SculpSure. This uses laser energy to deliver heat into the fat cells, which then causes damage to their structure. This is best used for the stomach and thighs since the device has a flat applicator and will not produce good results on curved body surfaces. 

B. Cryolipolysis

Known for the brand CoolSculpting, Cryolipolysis uses cooling, which is controlled to cause the damage of fat cells. The device used for this technique uses suction to pull the skin and deliver cold temperatures that would damage the fats underneath. 

C. Radiofrequency energy

By the brand names truScuplt and Vanquish, this technique uses radiofrequency to deliver heat energy that would cause damage to the fat cells. The treatment is most effective when you are hydrated since it aims to destroy the fats by decreasing water in the cells.

D. Ultrasound energy

Under the brand name UltraShape, this technique makes use of ultrasound energy to liquefy the fats through mechanical vibrations. This is only used in the abdomen and no other body parts. 

Benefits of Non-Surgical Liposuction

In 2013, based on the statistical report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1.8 million surgical body contouring procedures were performed while there were 9.5 million for non-surgical procedures. One of the most significant factors as to why non-surgical body contouring procedures have risen in popularity is because of the benefits it can offer. Some of the benefits include: 

  • Minimal to no downtime 
  • No need for anesthesia
  • Minimal side effects 
  • Discreet treatment and procedure 
  • Long-lasting results 
  • No more problems with incisions and scars 

Non-Surgical Liposuction Procedure

Just like any plastic surgery-related procedure, non-surgical liposuction also starts with a consultation with the doctor. It is during this time that the area where the fat is to be reduced is analyzed. The patient will also be informed of what will happen during the procedure proper. Pictures are also taken, and the area to be treated is measured for the before and after comparison. The duration of the treatment is around 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the patient’s case and the technique being used. Usually, since this is a non-invasive procedure, anesthesia is not required, but if it is needed, local anesthesia can be administered. 

  1. The patient will be lying down on a bed intended for the procedure. And in some clinics, aromatherapy and massage are offered to relax the patient. 
  2. Once the patient is already relaxed, the machine used for the treatment will come in contact with the skin of the area to be treated. 
  3. Then, the heat, cold laser, or ultrasound passes through the skin on to the layers of fat beneath the epidermis. 
  4. The laser then passes through the fat tissues making the fats melt through the pores. 
  5. The liquefied fats are then expelled from the body over time through the metabolic processes. 

Non-Surgical Liposuction Recovery

As mentioned, non-surgical liposuction is non-invasive to minimally invasive. You may go back to your work and do your daily activities right after you undergo the treatment. Although you may still experience swelling, bruising, and redness, there is no need for downtime or a certain recovery period. 

Non-Surgical Liposuction Before and After

When done by a board-certified plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable and well experienced with the techniques of non-surgical liposuction, the results could lead to the body that you have always desired. Just like in the before and after pictures below, you can see the significant changes in the patients’ bodies. From having visible excess fats to a more contoured and firm shape.

Almost anyone can undergo non-surgical liposuction as long as you are in excellent health and within your ideal weight. Not only is the procedure’s non-invasiveness beneficial to most people, but also it is effective in improving the contours of the body. With the four types of techniques available, the patient has options as to which one suits their needs and preference. Unlike the surgical approach, this kind of treatment will require you to have several sessions to achieve your desired outcome. Most patients would not mind having several sessions since it only takes 30 minutes to two hours and does not require any downtime. 

If you are someone who is not a fan of surgical procedures and the recovery that comes with it, then non-surgical liposuction is something worth trying. Not only will you enjoy the benefits, but also have a more stress-free way of improving your body and overall appearance. For an appointment, you may contact Seoul Guide Medical through their website and experience an international standard of service and results. 


For whom is non-surgical liposuction most recommended?

The best way to know if you are the right candidate for non-surgical liposuction is through a consultation with your plastic surgeon. You are qualified to have the procedure if you are within your ideal weight, and if you have stubborn fats that cannot be eliminated no matter how much you exercise or follow a healthy diet. Other qualifications to undergo non-surgical liposuction are: 1) Good physical and mental health 2) Good skin elasticity 3) Realistic expectations of the outcome

Is non-surgical liposuction permanent?

Just like surgical liposuction, the non-surgical kind also eliminates fats and produces permanent results. For the outcome to be maintained, you need to follow a healthy diet and a constant exercise routine to prevent gaining weight, which may alter the results.

When can you see the results of non-surgical liposuction?

It may take around three months for you to see the results of non-surgical liposuction. This is because it takes about 12-16 weeks for fats to be disposed of through the body's metabolic system.

Are the results of non-surgical liposuction the same as surgical liposuction?

Non-surgical liposuction is capable of eliminating excess body fats and improving the contours of the body, but the results are not as extensive as surgical liposuction. Traditional liposuction can eliminate about ten times more fat than the non-surgical kind since it can reach into the deeper layers of fat.

Botox treatment in Korea – Type, Usage, and More

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Botox treatment in South Korea and other countries has been so popular that a lot of people are too familiar with, or have done the procedure. Today, flawless skin is the goal of many because of how the Koreans have popularized the glass skin. However, if you have wrinkles and lines in your face, the chances are that it cannot be diminished through skincare alone. Lines and wrinkles, especially moderate to severe ones, need the intervention of treatments like the ever-popular Botox.

botox treatment in Korea

What is Botox treatment?

Botox, or botulinum toxin A, is a drug that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), that will release neurotoxins into the site of injection. Neurotoxins can be thought of as a poison that will slow down the function of the nerves near its injection site. It comes in a powder form and is mixed with a saline solution before being administered in a patient.

The injection can help the nerves relax, thereby preventing nerve cells from sending signals to the muscles and inhibiting the muscles from contracting. This drug can be applied in the body, as well as in the face, and is most commonly used for the treatment of lines and wrinkles.

The most common areas that are treated with Botox are the forehead, eyes, jaw, calves, and nose. Consequently, Botox injections are generally recommended to the following individuals:

  • Those with jaw muscles that are too developed
  • Those with huge or fatty calves
  • Those who experience discomfort from body odor due to excessive sweating
  • Those who want to lift their face
  • Those who wish to diminish the lines and wrinkles on the face
  • Those who wish to slim down their calf line without the need for surgery
  • Those who have excess fat in the chin area
  • Those who have problems with the skin near their eye area

Types of Botox Treatment

Botulinum toxin injections have been developed throughout the years and have been used not only in the face but also in other body parts. Depending on what the patient requires, there are four types of injections that can be used as of today. Even though they differ in kind, all four of these options have the same active ingredient, which is the botulinum toxin. Only one varies as it is primarily made of botulinum toxin B, while the others contain A. The four types of botulinum toxin injections are:

botox treatment


  • Botox

Botox is considered as a treatment to improve the appearance of vertical lines temporarily. These are also known as glabellar lines, or lines in between the eyebrows. You can see them when you squint, frown, or concentrate. It is also for horizontal lines like the ones on the forehead, and lines that are seen in the eye area more commonly known as crow’s feet. This treatment works slower than Dysport but can last longer in effect.

  •  Dysport

Dysport is intended to treat moderate to severe vertical lines found on the forehead, as well as those in the eye area. This botulinum toxin injection works a little quicker than Botox and costs more than Xeomin.

  • Xeomin

Xeomin is used to treat the horizontal lines on the forehead, and any lines that are obvious near the eye area. This injection treatment lasts slightly longer than Botox, and it does not contain any additives; thus, it does not require to be refrigerated. Studies show that with this type of injection, people are less likely to become resistant because it is pure.

  • Mybloc

Mybloc injection is the only type of botulinum toxin injection that does not contain botulinum toxin A because it contains botulinum toxin B. It has been suggested that those who have become immune to Botox and Dysport because of continuous use can use Mybloc instead.


Usage of Botox Treatment

Botox is most commonly used for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes, and its most important use is to diminish moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in the face area. However, there are also uses for Botox in the body. For example, slimming and contouring of the calves, or calf reduction, as well as the addition of fats in other body parts. Consequently, the unpopular use of Botox is for medical purposes that require treatment of bodily functions. Some of the medicinal uses for Botox are:

  •      Cervical dystonia– a condition wherein the neck muscles contract and causes it to twitch and turn in uncomfortable positions.
  • Lazy eye– a condition where the muscles are imbalanced for the positioning of the eye.
  • Muscle contractures– these are neurological conditions like cerebral palsy. Botox injections can help in relaxing the contracting muscles.
  • Hyperhidrosis– a condition in which a person sweats excessively.
  • Chronic migraine– Botox can help reduce the frequency of migraines.
  •  Eye twitching– Botox can relieve the twitching muscles in the eye area.

Procedure Before & After

Even though Botox treatments are a non-surgical procedure, a consultation is still made with the doctor before the process begins. During the consultation, the doctor examines your qualifications for the treatment and also examines the area/s that need treatment. He or she will then discuss with you what they plan to do, as well as the risks that come with the treatment and other information that you may need to know.

Since the botulinum toxin is in powder form, the doctor and his staff will mix this with the right amount of saline solution. Once it has been mixed, it is inserted in a disposable syringe. Before they administer the botox, the area to be treated is cleansed with an antiseptic wipe. This procedure does not need anesthesia, but if the patient prefers, then local anesthesia is given. Using micro needles attached to a syringe, small amounts of Botox will then be injected in the area that is being treated.



Once the treatment is finished, a noticeable reduction in the lines and wrinkles will be apparent instantly, making the face look smoother and more youthful in appearance. If it is your first time getting a Botox treatment, it is highly suggested that you only have one area treated. This way, the doctor can see how your body responds to the drug. Depending on the dosage, your reaction to the injection, the amount of dose, and the type of botulinum injection used, repeat treatments are required every 3-6 months.

Overall, Botox treatment has been popular and widespread all around the globe. It is considered as one of the most immediate treatments for lines and wrinkles, as well as for medical treatment of bodily functions. With the different types of treatments using the botulinum toxin, interested individuals now have the option on which kind of treatment they would prefer. However, this treatment is required in several sessions for its effect to be much more obvious. Multiple sessions will also help to maintain the effect of the result it gives. For people who are too busy for the downtime surgical procedures require, this is the treatment for you, as it provides instant and guaranteed results.

These types of injections have been approved by the USFDA, and are safe to use for medical and cosmetic purposes. It is still a must that you find a reputable clinic and a doctor with exemplary expertise on plastic surgery to administer the treatment. When this treatment is not carefully done, chances are you will be frustrated with the outcome and may have the wrong appearance for months or even years.

Fat Dissolving Injection – Everything you need to know

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Have you been struggling with a problem area on your face or body that seems to retain any excess fat? Or, are you one of those people that no matter how much exercise you do, your face stays the same way; chubby and rounded. It does not match your weight and body shape, even when resorting to exercise for weight loss.

There are times that you find yourself frantically searching online for remedies to get rid of the fats in your face, especially in your neck and chin areas. You have found that none of those tips and solutions work for you. Worry no more because, with today’s innovations in the beauty industry, you can quickly get rid of those stubborn fats from your face and neck through Fat Dissolving Injections. If you are searching for a remedy for excess fat, but are hesitant about an invasive procedure, keep on reading.

What is Fat Dissolving Injections?

Fat Dissolving Injections are also known by the terms non-surgical chin lift and contouring. They are a non-invasive treatment, as opposed to the surgical procedure of liposuction, that reduces small fat deposits. Official terms to refer to this treatment could also be injection lipolysis, with the trademark Lipodissolve. The first injection to be approved by the FDA in 2015 is called Kybella (sometimes Belkyra) which consists of the deoxycholic acid, a compound that dissolves fat and is naturally produced by the body. The popularity of these fat dissolving injections has increased over the years in a lot of countries.   This treatment, contrary to what people may think, is not only for the face area, but can also be administered to other body parts such as the knees, ankles, hips, thighs, upper arms, and even male breasts. 

Safety of the injection

Just like any clinical procedure, fat dissolving injection treatment also has its risks if not administered by an expert. According to Mr. Arturo Almeida and his research on how this procedure has trended, fat dissolving injections once decreased in demand.

This was due to adverse effects and lack of proof on its safety. However, because of further research and tweaks on its formulation, as well as approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it’s popularity and demand has begun to increase over the recent years steeply.

Also, according to Dr. Barbara Strum’s, the risks in using fat dissolving injections to address excess fat are much lower as compared to liposuction. The lack of risks may be due to the fact that it does not require a surgical procedure.

Cost of injections

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Next thing you would ask, I know, would be the cost of this treatment. If you have a more extensive budget, you can opt for Kybella, Kabelline or Lipo Lab. These are the registered brands for fat-melting injections that are made specifically for the excess fat beneath the chin.

Fat dissolving treatment costs usually range between $1200-$1800 per session. Although other clinics may charge $300-$800, there are quite a variety of factors that cause the prize to vary — the main factor being the quality of the doctors work and the quality of the injection.

Cheaper does not always equate to better, particularly in the plastic surgery world. It may also depend on the size of the treatment area, the number of sessions, geographic location, and the doctor’s fee. No matter the cost of the treatment, you should always make sure that an expert is doing the procedure with reputable experience and credentials.


You may imagine that getting injection lipolysis might give your face a swollen, deformed, and potentially irritated appearance. The good news is that is not the case for this treatment. The treatment does not particularly need anesthesia, but the doctor can give it to the patient if the patient prefers.

Most doctors will numb the area with an ice pack in the area that will be injected to numb it. Then, they will draw a grid pattern on the area of the treatment. This same pattern will be their guide when injecting the treatment. The procedure may be painful, depending on a person’s tolerance to pain.

Results and recovery

One of the upsides about Fat Dissolving Injection is that it does not have any significant downtime for recovery. Although redness, swelling, and pain may be felt in the area where the procedure was done, it is only standard and will heal in a matter of time. It takes around 6 to 8 weeks to see the results, and the effects of the treatment can last for an extensive amount of time, given that the patient does not gain weight.  


Benefits of Fat Dissolving Injection

Fat Dissolving injections have benefits not only appearance-wise, but also to your overall health physically, mentally, and even financially. Fat-dissolving injections can increase your confidence because they make you satisfied with how you look. Another benefit is that they are gentle and non-invasive.

The gentleness of the procedure allows the body to function as usual. In fact, the injections aid in producing collagen, thus making the injected area hear quickly and look natural. This treatment would require several sessions for the best results to take place. In this case, compared to surgical lipolysis, fat dissolving injections cost much less and may even only require two sessions depending on the amount of fat being eliminated.

Overall, fat dissolving injections can help in achieving your goals when it comes to your appearance with less invasive treatment. It does not require any significant downtime and allows you to go on with your day to day routine. Fat-dissolving injections are the complete beauty package for someone aspiring to get rid of that excess fat that diet nor exercise could ever fix.

Not only does this treatment give you good long-lasting results, but it is also proven to be safe. As compared to conventional liposuction, injection lipolysis is much less risky. It is a fast procedure with great results that will benefit your well-being. The cost of this procedure may vary from one patient to another. Remember, this may be because of factors such as location, doctor’s fees, sessions needed, and size of the area to be treated, to name a few.

If you are feeling more confident in your understanding of all the procedure details, feel free to reach out to us about getting your free consultation at any of our clinics. If you have any remaining concerns, call your dermatologist or local aesthetic clinic so that they can help you move forward with your beauty goals. Always remember to make sure that this procedure is performed by someone reputable.

Under Eye Filler Treatment – Procedure, Benefits, Recovery, and FAQ

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Are you one of those who has a problem with looking fatigued because of your under-eye area? If yes, then an under-eye filler treatment might be right for you. Those pesky dark circles under your eyes that no matter how much concealer or whatever makeup tricks you do cannot hide its undesirable appearance.

So, you turn to skincare, but still, nothing is quite working even the best eye cream that you know. The under-eye filler is the answer to your woes. To know more about this treatment and if you are one who needs this, read on! 

What is Under Eye filler?

Under-eye filler falls in the category of injectable filler or also known as dermal fillers. The filler serves as a volumizer to the under-eye area. The most common and popular filler ingredient used for the under eye is the hyaluronic acid.

However, other known fillers that can serve the same purpose like collagen, lactic acid, and calcium, but hyaluronic is commonly used because it is the thinnest ingredient that can complement the thin skin of the under eyes. The most common brands of hyaluronic acid fillers used are Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero which is the thinnest HA filler and the most ideal for the eye area. 

The purpose of under-eye fillers is to fill in the hollow parts of the under-eye area called the tear troughs. Tear troughs are a major problem for a lot of people who want to rejuvenate their under eye area.  Serious tear troughs are characterized by sunken appearance between the under eye and the cheeks, dark shadow over the lower eyelid, and dark circles. It can make an individual look tired and dull even though he or she has had enough rest. Traditionally, the solution for a tear trough is surgery or chemical peels, but because of innovation, fillers, as well as Botox, have become a solution to the under-eye problem as well.

Under Eye Fillers Benefits

Under-eye fillers have several benefits not only for those who want to improve their appearance, but also those who are not a fan of surgical procedure and are too busy to take several days off to recuperate from a procedure. Some of the benefits of this treatment are the following: 

  • It is non-invasive and requires no downtime after the procedure
  • It is painless and safe 
  • The treatment is quick and will not take too much of your time 
  • Hyaluronic acid fillers that are used natural dissolve in the body over time 
  • The doctor can easily revert the results when it is not to the liking of the patient 
  • Provides solution for dark under-eye bags 
  • Improves appearance and gets rid of fatigue looking appearance  

How are under-eye fillers done?

The under-eye filler treatment is a non-invasive procedure administered by a board-certified plastic surgeon who knows about filler treatments. The procedure itself only takes 30 minutes to complete and only requires topical anesthesia on the treatment area. 

A) Consultation 

During the consultation stage, your doctor will evaluate the area to be treated and will ask you to disclose your medical history. He will also ask if you have allergies and other medical conditions for him to know if it is safe for you to undergo the treatment. You should also be transparent on the medications you are currently taking, especially blood-thinning medications like aspirin and ibuprofen as these drugs can increase the chances of bruising after the procedure. 

B) Treatment 

Before the doctor can administer the filler, the area to be treated will be cleaned by him or his staff to avoid infection. He then rubs the topical anesthesia in the under the eye, but in some cases where the filler contains a mild anesthetic called lidocaine, he will forego the use of topical anesthesia. Your doctor will then inject the right amount of filler in both of your under eyes.

How long is the under-eye recovery time?

Since the under-eye filler is a non-invasive procedure, recovery only takes 1-3 days.  Mild swelling and bruising are expected and will disappear in a few days, but not all patients will experience this.  For swelling, it is a must that you put on an ice pack on the treated area. Right after the treatment, you can go back to your daily activities, but your doctor will advise you to stay away from strenuous activities and exercises for at least one day. 

In summary, an under-eye filler treatment’s main purpose is to give solution to the hallow in the under-eye area called the tear trough as well as the dark circles caused by this problem. The most common ingredient used for the treatment is the hyaluronic acid since it is the thinnest ingredient of all ingredients used in dermal fillers.

There are several benefits brought about by this treatment, like its non-invasiveness, painlessness, and fatigue ridding qualities. Since it is non-invasive and only requires the filler to be injected on the patient, the procedure is quick and easily done. Just like the procedure, the recovery time for this treatment only requires a couple of days and does not require any downtime. 

Given all the information above, you do not need to think twice about getting an under-eye filler treatment because once you have it in Korea through our partner clinics, we assure you that the doctor is well versed in filler administration. So, what are you waiting for, book a consultation and have us assist you with your journey in getting a volumized and younger-looking under eyes. 


Does under-eye filler help with wrinkles?

Under-eye filler does help in diminishing or reducing wrinkles in the under-eye area. This happens when the filler has been injected, and the under-eye area is given volume, thus getting rid of wrinkles and hallows.

Do fillers work for under eye bags?

under eye fillers for wrinkles

Yes, fillers do work for under eye bags if it is caused by the hallow half-moon under the eyes or the tear troughs, drop of fat compartments as we age, and genetics. However, if your under-eye bags are caused by pigmentation and vascular issues, then a filler is not a solution for your dark under-eye problem.

How old do you have to be to get under eye fillers?

For the doctor to allow you to have under-eye fillers, you should be at least 18 years old for legal and safety reasons. However, some countries have medical regulations which only allows individuals 21 and older to have the treatment done. Although, some doctors do not allow fillers for those aged below 30 years old since the skin can still retain its plumpness. They recommend that an individual below 30 only undergo a filler treatment when the need arises like dramatic signs of premature aging.

How long do under eye fillers last?

Typically, temporary under-eye fillers last for 6-12 months or a little more while semi-permanent fillers can take last for 2-10 years. How long a filler will last beneath the skin depends on how fast the person metabolizes the hyaluronic ingredient since the body absorbs it over time. Another factor would be the kind of filler used (Belotero, Restylane, Juvederm) as these fillers vary in staying power. If ever you do not like the outcome of the filler, you can get rid of it anytime through an anti-filter injection.