What is 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.


    Tiredness is seen in your eyes. If you’re plagued by hollowness and dark circles, no matter how much sleep you get, under eye dermal fillers are a procedure that can immediately make you look rested and refreshed. Before you rush in to book the treatment, you need to know a few things. How it works, if you’re suitable, the benefits, and the risks, are just some of the more important aspects.

    But first, what are dermal fillers?

    Under eye fillers fall under the general category of dermal filler. Dermal fillers are FDA approved injectable produces widely used in Australia for facial enhancement and rejuvenation procedures. They are an injectable gel used to volumise your skin and soft tissue.

    What is under-eye filler?

    Under eye filler is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment where a medical professional injects dermal fillers to your under-eye area. We most commonly use hyaluronic acid fillers to rejuvenate your under eye area. According to the TGA, hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide (a sugar molecule), found naturally in our skin. Injectable hyaluronic acid fillers are manufactured as a gel, giving them their volumising properties. There are many types of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, broadly categorised by how soft or firm they are. We use soft dermal fillers under the eyes, because it mimics the delicate nature of the under eye skin. Under eye fillers are metabolised by the body over time, which is why the results are temporary.

    Why get under eye fillers?

    Under eye fillers add support to the tear trough (the hollow grove between your lower eyelid and cheek). Some people have naturally deep tear troughs, while other people find that they get deeper as they age or lose weight. A deep tear trough gives your eyes a hollow, sunken appearance, contributes to dark circles, and can cause you to look chronically tired.

    We use under eye fillers to reduce hollowness. By filling in your sunken tear troughs, under eye fillers reduce dark circles, a sunken look, and help to give your eyes a brighter, refreshed appearance.

    A result from one of our patient’s who had under eye fillers to correct hollowness and dark circles.

    How are under eye fillers injected?

    In an area as delicate as the under eye region, precise injections are vital to achieving a satisfactory result. To maximise the chance of a great result and reduce risks, we inject under eye fillers using a combination of fine needles and blunt dermal filler cannulae. Using this combination allows us achieve precise volumisation of the tear trough while avoiding vital structures like blood vessels and nerves. It also ensures that the fillers are placed at the correct depth (The most common side effect from under eye fillers occurs when they are placed too close to the skin).

    Am I a suitable candidate?

    Not everyone is a good candidate for under eye fillers. Unfortunately, many injectors out there either don’t know how to properly assess your suitability, or just want to make a quick buck. There are 2 critical things we assess to determine if under eye fillers are right for you. The first are your expectations. If you desire a result that isn’t achievable using under-eye fillers, you should consider alternative options. Second, you must have strong, elastic skin. As under eye filler is a volumising gel, if your skin is too thin it won’t be hold the filler down. This can result in persistent swelling and lumps. Fortunately, under eye fillers are dissolvable if you do have any issues with your result.

    If you’d like to know if you’re a good candidate for under eye fillers, feel free to get in touch with our team of experienced medical professionals. We offer no-obligation assessments and personalised recommendations on your suitability for under eye fillers.

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