Fillers are commonly used around the eyes to rejuvenate the overall appearance of the face. While many people have heard about fillers, most wonder about how safe they are and how they work.
Like other non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, peels, and laser treatments, fillers are safe and effective for smoothing fine lines or adding volume and support to help lift and contour wrinkles and folds in the face.
Fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, are made with a hyaluronic acid gel that is almost identical to the hyaluronic acid found naturally in the human body, which decreases with age leading to wrinkles and a gaunter look.
As we age, we also lose volume in the face, which can lead to a more hollow and sunken appearance. Around the eyes, lost volume can contribute to dropping of the brows, sagging upper lids, and hollows under the lower lids.
How Fillers Are Used
Fillers are formulated with different consistencies. Fillers that are thinner in consistency are best for treating fine lines, while thicker-consistency fillers can fill deeper wrinkles and lift hollows under the eyes or the around the eyelid and brow area. The consistency of fillers can be customized for each patient to achieve the most natural-looking results.
Fillers work by tissue expansion, similar to how a sponge expands when absorbing water. Fillers expand the facial tissue to add volume in the targeted areas. Lines around the eyes and hollows or dark circles under the eye can be plumped up with fillers for a more youthful appearance.
The results are instant, so you and your doctor can then decide how much is appropriate. Hyaluronic acid gel fillers are also reversible, which gives many first-time filler users peace of mind.
Fillers are often used in conjunction with Botox for non-surgical eyebrow and eyelid rejuvenation. Botox works differently than fillers by weakening the movement of facial muscles to reduce wrinkles. Both Botox and fillers are effective for restoring a more youthful appearance to the face, and more people are benefitting from these common procedures every day.
At Baptist Eye Surgeons, Dr. Andrew Anzeljc specializes in non-surgical procedures such as fillers and Botox, as well as cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery.
If you’d like to discuss whether fillers might rejuvenate your appearance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Anzeljc today.
Baptist Eye Surgeons is an ophthalmological practice in Knoxville, TN, and Morristown, TN, dedicated to providing quality eye care to patients whose needs range from cosmetic improvements to complex eye surgeries. To learn more about our specialities, visit our website, or give us a call at 865-579-3920 for more information, or schedule an appointment online.