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Thinking About Under Eye Filler? Here’s What You Need To Know

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jun 16, 2022 12:00:00 AM

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Are you tired of looking tired? Dark circles or tired looking eyes can be frustrating for anyone. Especially when you feel well rested and can’t seem to get them to go away. There can be a variety of causes for tired looking under eyes such as stress, genetic predisposition, fat loss, or aging. If you are looking for a non-invasive solution, then tear trough filler might be for you. For individuals interested in under eye filler, here are 5 things you need to know before your treatment:

  1. Does filler get rid of dark circles?

    Under eye filler can help with the appearance of dark circles, but won’t get rid of them. The purpose of filler is to increase volume in areas Filler can improve appearance but wont get rid of dark circles. It’s more for hollowness.

  2. What can I expect from the treatment?

    Before dermal fillers are injected, the skin is disinfected and a topical anesthetic is applied to help with pain management. Next, using a cannula, a syringe of filler is injected beneath the under eye skin. The cannula is slowly removed while the filler is injected, and the treated area is lightly massaged to spread the filler.
  3. Are under eye fillers safe? Are there side effects?

    Under eye fillers are considered safe, especially in comparison to the alternative treatment—surgery. Fillers are minimally invasive and have little to no downtime. Side effects include:
    • Bruising
    • Swelling
    • Itching

  4. How long do under eye fillers last?

    The under eye fillers we use are approved by the FDA for 18+ months, but patients typically see them last 9-12 months.

  5. Who is a candidate for under eye fillers?

    If you experience any of the following you may be a good candidate for under eye filler or tear trough correction:

    • Have hollowness/loss off volume under the eyes
    • Have dark circles, bags or shadows
    • Have healthy, elastic skin
    • Have good skin thickness

With one quick treatment, our expert injectors can improve the under eye area and help you achieve the transformation you are after! We utilize the best dermal fillers on the market to help treat patients of all ages. Ready to take the next step? Give us a call at 208-939-3110 or visit us online to schedule a consultation.


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Topics: Eyes, Fillers, under-eye bags

How to Get Rid of Under-Eye Bags

Posted by Brian Kerr on Sep 4, 2013 9:53:00 AM

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One of the most common questions I receive here at Silk Touch when meeting with patients is "How Do I get rid of these huge bags under my eyes?. "I always look so tired when I'm not, why do I have these bags ALL the time." "Do I have to get surgery to fix this?"

The appearance of under-eye “bags” can be due to a number of factors. Sometimes it is a bit of under-eye fat bulging through, sometimes it is fat loss in the tear trough area below the lower eyelid. Sometimes it is just the way your eyes are anatomically. Usually it is a combination of all of these.

Some people are genetically more predisposed to these things, some less. Time, smoking, drinking and lack of sleep all contribute as well.

If it bothers you, be sure to find out about all of your options, not just the surgical ones. There are ways of minimizing the appearance of some under eye “bags” using filler injections and topicals. This is a lot less risky, painful and expensive than surgery, if you are a good candidate. Artefill and Restylane are great choices along with a Vitamin C and SkinMedica TNS eye repair. 

Sometimes skin tightening treatments, such as Pelleve are used in combination with filler to give the eyes a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. 

To see if you are candidate for under-eye rejuvenation, you can schedule a complimentary consultation where we will go over custom treatments options based on your budget and individual concerns. 

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We also have a new photo-projection program where we can give you a visual of what your results can look like! This new tool helps people feel like they are not making a "blind" purchase.

Here are a few before and after pictures. Both of these women were thrilled with there results. We used Artefill, the only long lasting filler on the market, to do both of these treatments. The great thing about using Artefill is that is builds on your own collagen overtime, resulting in less injections in the long run. Dr. Kerr is proud to be one of the only Diamond Elite Artefill providers in the nation, and a national training facility for Artefill.


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Topics: Artefill, under-eye bags

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