How many times can I get under eye filler?

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

Treatment guide

Discover the vital information you MUST know about eye rejuvenation with our detailed guide written by expert cosmetic doctors.


    Satisfied with your under eye filler and want to know if there’s a limit to how many times you can get it? When done correctly, under eye fillers can be a game-changer. They improve hollows, dark circles, eye bags, and give a naturally-refreshed appearance.

    What are under eye fillers made of?

    Most dermal fillers used to rejuvenate the under eye area are made of hyaluronic acid. This is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring sugar molecule already found in our skin. Hydrated to form a smooth, soft gel, these fillers works by filling in hollow areas around the under eye area. They give an immediate, fully reversible, and long-lasting result.

    How long do under eye fillers last?

    Most clinics and filler manufacturers claim that under eye fillers wear off slowly over 12-24 months. And while this is true, new research is proving that it is not uncommon for under eye fillers to last many years longer than expected. This is especially true when you’ve had more than one treatment.

    How many times can I get under eye fillers?

    There is no limit on how many times you can get under eye fillers. However, you should avoid having treatment too frequently, as this increases the risk of side effects like, swelling, lumps and migration. The number of treatment you need will depend on the severity of your under eye concerns. For safety, we always treat this delicate area conservatively, and so most people need anywhere from 1-3 treatments over a few months to build up their ideal result.

    Once you have achieved the final result, maintenance of under eye filler should be done infrequently, often less then every 24 months. Of course, there are differences from person to person, and so if you are unsure if you’re due for more filler, get in touch with a trustworthy cosmetic clinic for advice.

    Can under eye fillers migrate?

    Under eye fillers are one of the most common areas that show migration. Filler migration refers to the movement of dermal filler away from the area it was intended to be injected. There are three main causes of under eye filler migration.

    1. Migration at the time of injection: due to lazy and careless injection techniques.
    2. Migration due to poor aftercare: if pressure is applied in the immediate post-treatment period, it can move the filler before it has time to settle.
    3. Gradual migration: occurs over time due to overfilling, where too much dermal filler has been placed under the eyes.

    Migration of under eye fillers is easy to avoid. Just ensure your treatment is done by an experienced professional, and that you don’t have too much filler injected; whether that be too much in one sitting, or by having treatments too frequently.

    Do I need to get under eye fillers dissolved?

    There are a number of reasons why under eye filler might need to be dissolved, however it can be left alone if it isn’t causing any issues. The most common reason for dissolving under eye fillers are chronic swelling and lumps. These usually occur due to poor candidate selection, or bad injection techniques.

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