Answering Commonly Asked Questions About Under-Eye Fillers

Tear troughs are deep depressions that gradually become more pronounced under the eye as people get older. These usually occur due to losing bone mass or fat under the eyes and cheeks. This has a noticeable aging effect on a person’s appearance that can be remedied with dermal fillers.

But before you go book your first procedure, you need to know everything under-eye fillers entail. We answer some common questions that people ask about under-eye fillers so you know what you’re getting into.

What Are Under-Eye Fillers?

Under-eye fillers are procedures that qualified medical practitioners use to correct deep tear troughs. It involves injecting dermal fillers under the eye, restoring the volume in the area and helping to smooth out the skin. So, if you’re no longer happy with how the skin under your eyes looks, the best way to restore its fullness and improve collagen production is through under-eye fillers.

How Effective Are Under-Eye Fillers?

When performed accurately and effectively, under-eye fillers are great at restoring a youthful look to the eyes and your complexion overall. The best part is you don’t need to wait a few weeks to see results. You can see the results of your under-eye fillers straight after the treatment. However, you’ll have to give it a few days to heal and for side effects to subside.

Is There Any Pain or Side Effects?

Before the treatment, the practitioner will numb the area so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure itself. However, you should expect some side effects after the treatment, which should go away after a few days. Common side effects to expect are usually swelling, bruising, or sensitivity.

On rare occasions, you might experience infection, migration, or bleeding. You should contact your practitioner in case you experience these side effects.

Who Should Get Under Eye Fillers?

Anyone experiencing hollowing under the eyes is likely qualified for the procedure. However, you should book a consultation with Dr. Falcon first to discuss the cause of the hollowing before moving straight to dermal fillers for your rejuvenation. During an examination, Dr. Falcon will determine the cause of the problem before giving you the best recommendation for the treatment that’s best suited to fix it.

How Long Will the Procedure Take?

Under-eye filler treatment can take between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the individual situation. The procedure starts with administering topical anesthesia to numb the area so you won’t experience any pain. The procedure might not be entirely comfortable, but you should not experience any pain.

What Should I do Before and After the Treatment?

When preparing for under-eye fillers treatment, you should avoid using ibuprofen, vitamin E, fish oil, and aspirin since they can cause bruising or bleeding. Talk to Dr. Falcon about how best to prepare for under-eye fillers, so you know what to avoid and what to know ahead of time. You should also disclose if you’re using any supplements or prescription medication.

After the procedure, avoid engaging in any strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours. Also, stay away from direct sunlight, saunas, and sunbeds. Don’t get any other facial treatments until two weeks pass.

Who is Qualified to Carry Out Under Eye Fillers?

Under the eyes is a sensitive area, and you should only get a qualified practitioner to do it. To avoid any problems during the treatment or in the future, book your appointment with a qualified surgeon at Falcon Plastic Surgery.

Under-Eye Fillers in Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Christopher Falcon has more than ten years of experience with dermal fillers and other non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, ensuring you get the best results no matter what you’re interested in. Book a consultation at Falcon Plastic Surgery today, and let’s help you restore the beautiful glow of your eyes.

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Falcon Plastic Surgery, located in Monroeville and Natrona Heights, PA, provides facial, breast, and body contouring through plastic surgery and med spa treatments. Dr. Christopher Falcon, owner of Falcon Plastic Surgery, purchased the practice from his father in 2017. Dr. Falcon has been a practicing surgeon for 15 years.

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