As we get older, it's natural for skin to lose elasticity and sag, particularly around the eyes. Aging can lead to a loss of bone and the pulling down of muscles, contributing to more noticeable changes in the skin around the eyes. Maintaining a proper skincare routine, including sunscreen and products designed to combat signs of aging, helps but is not a cure-all. Such products may not yield the desired outcome in severe instances. Fortunately, various forms of aesthetic medicine are available to address under-eye issues and other skin concerns.
Fillers, in particular, can do a lot of work for minimal effort and downtime. At GoodSkin, treatments like under-eye fillers are used to create a natural and healthy look. Fillers aren’t simply to plump up the area but to preserve and improve bone structure impacted by aging.
Before sitting down to have a procedure, it’s important to understand your options to make the right choice for your face. These treatments can help reduce wrinkles and change your appearance immediately after the appointment. Knowing what to expect will help you have a positive experience and achieve a refreshed look.
Under-eye fillers refer to various substances injected into the eye with a syringe. There are different types of under-eye fillers, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The best way to determine the right under-eye filler for your needs is to discuss it with a practitioner.
At GoodSkin, we don’t simply plump and fill problem areas; we use our tools and technology to address underlying causes and supplement those areas in a more natural way. The team provides a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan designed to slow the aesthetics of aging and enhance your natural look.
The most widely used filler is hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced in the body that promotes collagen production. While the results from hyaluronic acid may not last as long as other options, it is less likely to cause complications such as clumping.
At GoodSkin, we offer a technique involving a blunt device that places filler deep below the muscle and prevents concerns around puffy bags under the eyes or smaller-looking eyes. It uses a combined filler and stem cells/PRP/PRF to help maintain a smooth appearance, improve skin color and health, and reduce bruising.
Fillers plump the skin and boost skin health by stimulating the production of proteins like collagen, creating a more youthful appearance. These fillers can address everything from smoothing out fine lines to reshaping lips and treating under-eye issues related to age. GoodSkin considered all the factors of healthy aging when building treatment plans. This provides clients with a maintenance strategy to continue looking and feeling their best while producing natural results.
Should under-eye fillers work within your diagnosis at GoodSkin and fit into the healthy aging plan created, you can expect a simple and straightforward procedure. Results from fillers are often noticeable immediately and continue to improve over several months following the appointment, depending on the filler type and individual body reaction.
While no cosmetic procedure can be considered entirely risk-free, under-eye fillers typically have rare to mild side effects. Light bruising may occur in some individuals for the first one to two days following the procedure. However, GoodSkin utilizes a cannula technique that helps prevent bruising, so many clients experience no bruising after treatment. To minimize the risk of bruising, it is recommended to avoid blood-thinning medications or alcohol in the days leading up to the procedure. Follow all post-procedure instructions carefully, and contact your clinician immediately if you experience any adverse reactions.
Additional Treatment Options
Fillers may be a great fit, but they aren’t one size fits all. If you are self-conscious about under-eye skin or want to reduce sagging, these treatments will also help. They vary in degrees; some will show results immediately, while others may take more time. But with a good variety, you can find something that works for you and your needs.
The popularity of radiofrequency (RF) facials has significantly increased in recent years due to their ability to firm the skin on the entire face, including under the eyes, resulting in a more youthful appearance. It can be combined with microneedling, like Morpheus8, to create noticeable and lasting results.
During the treatment, a practitioner utilizes a handheld device to emit radiofrequency energy beneath the skin's surface, stimulating collagen production to reduce wrinkles and enhance the skin's overall appearance.
Laser therapy, like the Clear & Brilliant treatment, utilizes concentrated laser energy to impact the top layer of skin, prompting smoother skin to grow in its place. Clear & Brilliant is a gentle treatment with no downtime that uses fractional laser technology to address and prevent the early signs of aging skin. It creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, which replaces damaged skin with healthy tissue and yields younger-looking skin. Clear & Brilliant is often combined with other laser treatments to effectively treat clients with multiple skin issues and maximize the benefits.
Your skin should look and feel noticeably better when receiving proper facial treatment. At GoodSkin, staff will complete an analysis of your skin, providing an optional Skin Instant Lab diagnosis before treatment, showing hydration levels, elasticity, pigment, sebum, and the transepidermal barrier. This allows for an individualized treatment based on client concerns and needs and helps lead to lifted, healthy skin.
Over-the-counter treatments can provide a lot of support for those looking for easier and less invasive options. Over-the-counter eye creams can help reduce wrinkles and signs of aging, but choosing the right product can be challenging. Finding quality eye cream may require seeking recommendations from a skin care professional like the trained staff at GoodSkin, who can consider your skin type and other factors.
Clients are recommended an at-home regimen to help maintain or assist treatments. All the GoodSkin staff are trained to help with complex skin needs and can provide expert recommendations. They complete the GoodSkin x Biologique Skin Care Academy and are trained to perform skin ID analyses, which use NASA technology to measure different aspects of the skin.
Products containing collagen, hyaluronic acid, retinoids, vitamin C, and hydroxy acids help improve facial skin health. However, if you have severe under-eye sagging or wrinkling, aesthetic medicine may be a better option to achieve your desired results. A consultation at GoodSkin will provide you with a plan for aging well and maintaining healthy skin.
Under-eye filler treatment can help you age elegantly and benefit facial structure impacted by time. But it’s important to understand all aspects of the procedure and you’re different treatment options. GoodSkin provides clients with a diagnosis and treatment plan to help maintain and elevate a healthy aesthetic. Whether you’re a new client or visiting us for a correction, this science-based approach is designed to identify the areas essential to achieving The Untouched Look. When you look in the mirror, these areas may not be evident to you. That’s why we take the time to educate you and work together to outline a treatment plan.
If you are interested in pursuing under-eye fillers, the experienced team of practitioners at GoodSkin is committed to helping you achieve the most natural, healthiest, and well-rested version of yourself. Our team treats every client individually, providing one-on-one attention to find and help you achieve your desired outcome. Contact us to learn more about how we can assist you today.