Does Filling Under the Eyes Hurt? An Expert's Perspective

The idea of needles penetrating the most sensitive skin can seem infinitely painful. However, according to experts, it seems more uncomfortable than it actually feels. Of course, if you're still worried about pain, some offices provide Pronox gas for an additional fee. The area under your eyes is incredibly delicate and full of blood vessels.

That thin skin makes this area especially prone to bruising, one of the most common side effects of eye fillers. The other most common side effect is swelling. Both problems should be resolved within a week. Most fillers contain the anesthetic agent, lidocaine, for convenience.

Our team also has a topical anesthetic agent to provide the greatest possible comfort during treatment. Most patients feel very little discomfort from the filling treatment underneath. Although rare, you may experience some amount of pain, tenderness, itching, bruising, swelling, or redness after treatment. These effects range from mild to moderate and are temporary. During the filling treatment for the tear canal, a filler called Restylane is injected into the fragile skin under the eyes. Doppelt and his staff are very conservative when injecting filler into this delicate area, as using too much product will produce poor results.

Usually, treatment begins with half a filling syringe. The filler is then re-injected within 2 weeks for optimal results. It is important to know that filling treatment for the lacrimal canal is not a single process and you should expect to undergo several treatments for optimal results. If you have dark circles under your eyes caused by a pigmentation problem, you'll need to follow a special skincare routine. Doppelt and his staff can help you select the right products to treat dark circles and help you look and feel better. The best way to see if filler treatment for tear ducts is a good option for you is to book a consultation with Dr.

Doppelt or a member of his staff. Individual results may vary by treatment and an individual doctor's appointment is the only way to see if you can expect the results you are looking for from lacrimal canal correction. Hu explains that they could inject a different type of filler into the cheek area to try to decrease the shading from that angle instead of, or in addition to the filling under the eyes. Maiman says under-eye filling is non-invasive, has little or no downtime, and many patients continue their regular days after. However, if darkness is the result of skin laxity from aging or genetics, then a filler can help by adding volume and uniformity to fill the gaps of dark circles without adding puffiness. I just received another round of Botox today for crow's feet and I was consulted about this same filling for my sunken tear ducts. The cannula delivers the product to the right place without causing injury to the delicate tissue under the eye. That said, rarer and more serious side effects can also occur, such as the Tyndall effect (when the skin turns blue) or death of tissue around the eye.

The classic approach is to use very small needles that come with the filler, which requires several injections of small volumes of filler below the ocular orbicular muscle and directly above the orbital bone. Another interesting thing about HA fillers? They can be dissolved with a hyaluronidase enzyme, which means you have options if you don't love your look. Dermal fillers have been approved by the FDA for use only on the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, and hands, but doctors often use off-label injectables. Maiman says under-eye fillers are great if you need to fill lost volume which means you have noticeable tears and physical gaps under your eyes but they're not necessarily an instant solution to all dark circles. Most doctors use a hyaluronic acid dermal filler for the lower part of the eyes, especially if this is the first time the patient has had it done. Certified medical assistant Sandy Sayedi made me feel very comfortable and has a lot of experience in dermal fillers. A more permanent option is to have a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon perform a fat grafting procedure which involves collecting fat from any part of the body (usually the side or hips) and injecting it under the eyes to fill in the skin and correct the vacuum. The best way to determine if filling treatment for tear ducts is right for you is to book a consultation with an experienced doctor or medical professional who can assess your individual needs and provide advice on how best to proceed.

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