If you look tired all the time due to dark circles, hollows or bags under your eyes, fillers can give you a rejuvenated appearance. Adding volume under the skin can hide dark shadows and smooth the transition between the undereye area and the upper cheek for a youthful appearance. There are many different options for undereye filler – which is the best option for your eye rejuvenation?
Types of Undereye Fillers
There are different options in filler material to add volume under the skin. There are synthetic substances like hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite, as well as biological fat transfers. Each has its benefits for replacing lost fat and tissue within the lower eyelid area, but each also has some drawbacks.
- Hyaluronic acid. Facial filler brands like Juvederm® and Restylane® use hyaluronic acid to add volume with quick injections. The results look natural and can be reversed if needed. The drawback is that results usually last less than a year.
- Poly-L-lactic acid. Sculptra® is a filler that uses poly-L-lactic acid to add volume and stimulate collagen production. The results can last two years, but take longer to appear, and nodules can form.
- Calcium hydroxylapatite. Radiesse® uses calcium hydroxylapatite, which can provide volume for up to 18 months. The downside is it can have a white appearance and may create nodules.
- Fat transfer. There are a few different fat transfer options that offer the longest lasting results. Autologous fat transfer requires a separate procedure to harvest the fat, while nano fat transfers may not provide enough volume.
All undereye fillers can provide a more youthful appearance, hiding dark circles, bags and hollows. Dermal filler injections are the quickest and least invasive options, but the results last less time than a fat transfer procedure. Many patients try a facial filler injection first to see the difference added volume makes before opting for a fat transfer or other cosmetic procedures like blepharoplasty.
If you are interested in hiding dark circles or hollows under the eyes for a more rested, youthful appearance, contact us at the office of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS. Call today to schedule a consultation at our clinic in Manhattan, NY.