Under Eye Filler Treatment - Procedure, Benefits, Recovery, and FAQ - Seoul Guide Medical

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.

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