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February 18, 2022

Under Eye Filler By An Eyelid Specialist: What You Need to Know

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What is under-eye filler?

Under-eye filler is a non-surgical procedure. The contents of the injected fluid most often contain a base of hyaluronic acid that’s injected directly into the under-eye area. Those who are thinking about getting under eye fillers should have realistic expectations and be aware that fillers are not a permanent fix. You will need to have follow-up procedures every 6-18 months if you want to maintain your new look.

The under-eye filler procedure

The procedure is simple, including the prep time and recovery. Be sure that you’ve done your research beforehand and make sure the doctor you choose is well-credentialed and can share before and after photos with you that you like.

Before the procedure

Once your procedure is scheduled, the most important thing to do is to let your doctor know all of the medications and supplements that you take so they can let you know which medications to avoid before the procedure and for how long.

During the procedure

Before the injections begin, you may be asked if you want to have numbing cream applied. If so, the doctor will wait until you are numb to start the procedure. Then, the doctor will inject small amounts of hyaluronic acid filler into the depressed area under each of your eyes. in most situations the procedure should be over within minutes.

After the procedure

Allow 48 hours for recovery after under eye filter, since you may have mild bruising and swelling. It is important to avoid intense physical activity for 24-48 hours after getting any type of filler. Other than that, you can resume normal activity right away.

Although getting filler is not a surgery, it’s still a procedure that comes along with risks. You’ll likely only experience minimal bruising and swelling after the procedure, but you should be aware of other filler risks such as infection, bleeding, redness, and rash.

To minimize your risks and ensure that you receive the best care and optimal results, make sure you see a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist who is experienced with under eye filler.

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