What is Undereye Augmentation?
A low density soft hyaluronic acid dermal filler is placed and sculpted under the eye to dramatically improve the appearance of undereye hollowness, wrinkles and dark circles. In simple terms, the filler fills up the hollowness. Hyaluronic acid filler hydrates the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How does it work?
As we age, the fat compartments supporting our undereye region atrophy(shrink). Also the ligaments supporting the region are less tight and suspended. leading to the formation of hollowness and dark circles. This can be caused by genetics, age, environmental factors or a combination of all three.
Undereye filler is injected into this area to lift and add volume. By filling out the hollowness it can reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eye. By reducing the shadow affect caused by the hollowness.
We are seeing clients in their mid-20’s receiving this treatment. Why? Tear troughs/ hollowness are predominantly caused by genetic factors.
Is It safe?
The filler is injected using a cannula. This is a very fine, blunt plastic tube that is fed under the skin. Very safe. Dramatically reduces the the risk of bruising and injury. Cannula’s are used millions of times each year in the NHS. As it is soft and blunt it wont pierce or damage structures underneath the skin
What type of filler do you use?
We use HA dermal filler. A low density filler which is soft and smooth. This allows it to integrate with tissues very well allowing for an effective and natural result.
This procedure works fantastically with botulinum toxin (BOTOX/BTX). We inject BTX around the eye muscles, to help open up the eye. We also perform a chemical eyebrow lift: this lifts the excess skin above the eyelid which can sometimes act as a hood on the eye.
Most of our clients who have tear trough treatment also opt to receive a cheek bone augmentation. Filler, which is precisely placed on the cheekbone, adds more contour and lifts the facial structures, further rejuvenating the peri-orbital region.