Types of under eye wrinkle treatment

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Victorian Dermal Group
Victorian Dermal Group
November 25, 2022
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At the Victorian Dermal Group, we offer under eye dermal fillers (also known as tear trough fillers), eye wrinkle injections and anti-wrinkle injections to help give the under eye area a more youthful appearance. Whether you're looking to smooth out under eye wrinkles, deep creases or dark circles we can provide the perfect treatment plan you need to achieve the results you love. By booking a consultation with one of our clinicians, we can help treat your eye wrinkles. 

What Is The Difference Between Under Eye Fillers and Anti-wrinkle Injections? 

There are a few main differences between anti-wrinkle treatments and filler treatments. Our anti-wrinkle injections relax the muscles around the eyes to help prevent the formation of wrinkles.  

Dermal filler, on the other hand, is a hyaluronic acid based gel that is injected beneath the skin to create a smoother and fuller appearance. Hyaluronic acid and collagen are naturally found within the skin. As we age, the collagen and hyaluronic acid production in our skin diminish, causing:

  • Under eye wrinkles 
  • Volume loss, resulting in sagging skin
  • Deep hollows
  • Under eye circles 
  • Fine lines 

Our Hyaluronic Acid based filler uses a very fine needle to rejuvenate the skin, improving fine lines, eye wrinkles, dark spots and overall smoothness. Dermal filler treatments can also be used to contour the face and add definition to features.

Both anti wrinkle injections and dermal filler are fast and effective, minimally invasive options to achieve rejuvenated eyes. 

There are many types of under-eye dermal filler treatments. Some common treatments include: 

  1. Bio-remodelling: This treatment involves using injections that promote the remodelling of ageing or sagging skin tissue to improve the quality and firmness of the skin.

Who Should Get Under Eye Fillers? 

Anyone who is looking to improve the appearance of their under eyes should consider under eye filler injections.  

Perfect candidates for our under eye treatments include: 

  • People with under eye bags
  • People with dark circles under their eyes
  • People with very fine lines
  • People with puffiness under their eyes
  • People lacking skin laxity
  • People with moderate to severe wrinkles

If you’re unsure whether you are a good candidate for under eye filler contact us today. We can also help you if you’re comparing whether dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections are the best option for you. We offer in-clinic consultations with our experienced clinicians who will assess the area and your aesthetic goals, to help you make the best choice.  

What Should I Expect From Under Eye Filler Treatments?

The results of under eye filler injections will vary from person to person. In most cases, the under eye area will appear smoother and more youthful within a matter of days after the procedure. However, the effects of the treatment will gradually fade over time, meaning you may need to undergo periodic touch-ups every 6-12 months to maintain your desired results.

Preparing For Your Under Eye Treatment 

There are a range of things you can do to prepare for the treatment to ensure that you get the best results possible. These include:

  • Before treatment, you may be requested to temporarily stop any prescription medication and vitamin supplements that affect blood clotting. You will be able to discuss with our clinicians how much time in advance you should stop taking the medication.
  • Avoid caffeine in the hours leading up to your appointment. 
  • Avoid alcohol in the days leading up to your appointment. Just like caffeine, alcohol can also cause blood vessels to dilate, which can hinder the effectiveness of the eye filler treatment.
  • If you wear contact lenses, remove them before your appointment. The solutions used during treatment may contain a mild irritant that could cause discomfort if it comes into contact with contact lenses.
  • Make sure that you arrive at your appointment well-rested and relaxed. Tiredness or stress can lead to swollen eyes, so getting plenty of rest before your treatment is key!


Is Under Eye Filler Treatments Safe?

We understand that having needles near your eyes can be an unsettling thought. Under eye dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are largely safe, though no cosmetic procedure is without risk entirely. Fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are generally fine for most people, however, some possible side effects include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Swelling around the eye
  • Inflammation
  • Headaches
  • Skin discolouration
  • Infection

Aesthetically, if the treatment is done improperly, it can also lead to lumpiness around the injection site. 

Are Under Eye Fillers Painful? 

Most people are pleasantly surprised and find the pain to be minimal and short lasting. We use a numbing agent on the site beforehand to ensure pain is kept to a minimum. The main challenge is just staying calm and reminding yourself you are in the safe hands of our highly experienced clinicians! Some slight pain from swelling and bruising is normal in the days after the procedure, and generally subsides within one week. 

How Is The Healing Process After The Procedure? 

Like most people, you may experience some swelling or bruising after your injection, but this is normal and should resolve on its own as the site heals. You may also experience some minor discomfort and itchiness after treatment. Closely following the advice of your clinician in the lead up to the procedure will help to minimise some of the normal side effects, as well as speed up the healing process. 

The healing process may take longer for patients who are more prone to bruising, including:    

  • Patients who have consumed alcohol within the 24 hours leading up to their procedures
  • Older patients with thin skin tissue
  • Malnourished patients
  • Patients with Iron deficiencies

When Will You See Results From Under Eye Treatments?

The full results are not instantaneous, and can take up to 2 weeks for the full effects to be seen. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise and activities that cause excessive sweating in the first few days after treatment to allow the filler to settle properly.

Should I get filler for under eye wrinkles?

There are a few things to consider before getting filler for under eye wrinkles. First, it's important to determine the cause of the wrinkles. Often, under eye wrinkles are caused by dehydration or muscle fatigue, both of which can be addressed with lifestyle changes such as drinking more water and getting more sleep.

If the wrinkles are due to genetics or age, then filler may be a good option. However, it's important to choose a qualified injector who knows how to properly administer the filler and avoid any potential complications. 

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are used to correct facial wrinkles and folds, as well as to enhance the lips. There are a variety of types of dermal fillers on the market, but all of them work by injecting a substance beneath the skin to plump it up and Smooth it out. The most common filler material is hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body.

Can a dermal filler help with dark circles? 

Yes, a dermal filler can help with dark circles. Dark circles are often caused by thin skin and the shadowing effect of orbital fat pads. A dermal filler can help to plump up the skin and fill in the hollows under the eyes, which can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles.

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