Is Under Eye Filler Safe?

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Serving Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Canton, Brighton, Detroit & Nearby Michigan areas

Posted: December 17, 2020
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close up image of woman's eyeHyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, can be used to lighten the dark circles under the eyes. By restoring lost volume, fillers can make under-eye areas appear brighter and plumper. Fillers can also reduce the appearance of shadows beneath the eyes, helping you look more youthful and well-rested. Under eye filler can serve as an effective alternative to under eye surgery, or blepharoplasty, to hide under eye bags.

It is important to note, however, that the FDA has not approved any filler for use under the eyes. Although dermal fillers are approved by the FDA for use in the nasolabial folds, lips, cheeks, and hands, that doesn’t mean it is unsafe to use under the eyes when performed by an expert.

Dr. Jessica West is double board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology. Her extensive training and experience provide her with the knowledge, skill, and expertise you need to feel comfortable and confident that your results will be safe, effective, and natural-looking.

Potential Side Effects of Under Eye Filler Treatment

During your initial consultation with Dr. West, she will assess your facial condition, explain all of your treatment options, and determine if under eye filler is right for you. Be sure to tell her about any allergies you may have to prevent a possible allergic reaction to the filler.

In most cases, eye filler side effects are very mild and short-lived. Side effects can include:

  • Bruising
  • Tiny red dot at injection site
  • Puffiness
  • Redness

The best way to avoid side effects is to choose a board-certified cosmetic surgeon to perform the procedure. A less-qualified practitioner can cause more serious side effects by applying the filler unevenly or unintentionally puncturing an artery or vein.

Our Commitment To You

Dr. West is passionate about ensuring the safety and satisfaction of each of her patients. She is committed to providing exceptional results through expert-level precision and care, and an individualized approach centered on your unique goals and attributes. When you choose Dr. West, you are choosing to receive the highest levels of safety, quality, and respect.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you are considering dermal fillers, or other non-surgical aesthetic treatment, contact Dr. West today online or at 734-526-4765 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We proudly serve patients in the Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Canton, Brighton, and nearby Michigan areas, as well as those traveling from out of town.