The under-eye area is often the very first part of the face to show the signs of aging. Its delicate skin is often affected by the frequent muscle activity that leads to crow’s feet wrinkles as well as issues such as dark circles under the eyes. If you’re worried that your under-eyes have started to or already lost volume, we offer Volbella as an under-eye filler to help you restore that volume and help your eyes look more youthful.
Volbella is a formulation of Juvederm specifically designed for certain facial areas and depth of skin to provide natural-looking results in both look and feel. Its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, occurs naturally in the face and helps the skin retain moisture to appear full and plump. With age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases, contributing to volume loss in various areas.
Volbella is commonly injected into the lips to fill out wrinkles or help enhance lip definition, but its unique structure of hyaluronic acid make it useful under the eyes as well.
People who are good candidates for under-eye filler with Volbella are those who experience a mild to moderate degree of under-eye bags or hollowness. This formula helps the skin retain moisture and appear more full, which often helps “lift” the appearance of bags. It’s not a replacement for more invasive and extensive procedures such as a facelift or eyelid lift, and typically isn’t recommended to get rid of wrinkles around the eyes.
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Like many other injectable treatments, Volbella is a relatively fast procedure that takes less than half an hour. On the day of your appointment, you’ll receive a topical anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable, then a series of injections with a cannula, or thin metal tube, will be made throughout the under-eye area where you have issues.
The results are visible immediately but will improve over the next week or so as the filler “settles” into the tissue. Common side effects from hyaluronic acid filler injections include swelling and bruising, most of which resolve in just a day or two.
With Volbella, the expected longevity of the formula is about a year before needing a maintenance injection. Several factors affect how long the filler lasts, including your metabolism, the amount injected, and how much that area is moved by muscle activity.
If you’re curious about under-eye fillers in Pittsburgh, PA, call or contact us online to find out if you can benefit from this quick, painless, and restorative procedure. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Falcon would love to talk with you about your options for non-invasive facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers and help you feel confident in your youthful appearance with the right procedure.
Who is a good candidate for under eye fillers?
Under eye fillers are best for patients who have noticeable tear troughs or discoloration under the eyes. It’s important that the under eyes have good skin elasticity and no sagging – in this case, you may be a better candidate for surgery.
How do I prepare for under eye fillers?
During the week before your under eye filler appointment, avoid taking blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen or Tylenol. These medications can increase bleeding and bruising.
How long does under eye filler last?
Under eye fillers can last anywhere from 12-18 months depending on the injectable used, as well as a variety of other factors.
What filler works best for under eyes?
Fillers that are thin and watery work best under the eyes. Your experienced injector can help you select the right injectable for your needs during your consultation.
Is under eye filler painful?
Under eye fillers are usually well tolerated by most patients. Many hyaluronic acid fillers come with lidocaine to ease the injection process, but our team can supply a topical numbing cream if needed.
What should I avoid after under eye fillers?
After your under eye filler session, make sure to avoid wearing sunglasses or eyewear that puts pressure on your under eyes. Additionally, avoid taking blood thinning medications and wear sunscreen daily.
How many syringes do you need for under eye filler?
Under eye filler typically doesn’t require much product and many patients can achieve great results with a single syringe. However, this can be different for everyone, and our experienced injectors will help you understand the best way to achieve your intended results.
How do you sleep after tear trough filler?
It’s best to sleep on your back and in an elevated position for the first few nights after treatment. This helps prevent pressure on your filler and keeps swelling down.
Does drinking water help fillers?
Hyaluronic acid fillers work by binding to moisture in your body, creating volume. Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated can help improve the look of your dermal fillers.
How soon after fillers can you wear makeup?
Make sure to avoid wearing makeup for at least 12 hours after treatment. When you do resume using makeup, avoid rubbing or putting pressure on your treatment area.
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