Under eye wrinkles, commonly known as smile lines or crow’s feet, refer to the fine lines and creases that form under and around your eyes due to various reasons. One realistic reason behind formation of under eye wrinkles is the natural ageing process. As we age, our body begins to lose its freshness and suppleness, causing our skin to wrinkle and sag. However, there are several other factors as well that contribute in the formation of ridges under and around the eyes, including frequent muscle movement, such as smiling or squinting, smoking, going in sun without wearing sunscreen lotion and lack of proper sleep.
Whatever the reason may be, these unsightly lines around eyes give you tired and exhausted look, and also make you look years older than your actual age. Fortunately, there is a safe and instantly effective treatment available for under eye wrinkles, and it is through wrinkle fillers. These soft tissue fillers are injected directly into the skin under the eyes to fill in deep lines and add volume to tear troughs. It is a quick and safe procedure that normally takes 15 to 20 minutes, depending on your skin type, extent of wrinkles and the technique used by your practitioner.
Being an elective procedure, it is quite expensive. However, there is no fixed rate or formula for determine under eye wrinkle fillers cost. It significantly varies from one provider to another, depending on the type of wrinkle filler being injected, technique used and the severity of problem. Average cost of wrinkle fillers under eye treatment ranges from $500 to $700. Wrinkle fillers offer a lasting results (4 to 6 months) but are not permanent, as the gel injected into your skin is eventually metabolized by the body. Nonetheless, effects of treatment can be maintained indefinitely, by getting the next dose before effects of the previous dose fade out completely.
It is no doubt a safe procedure, but your doctor may advise you to avoid direct exposure of the treated area to sunlight. He may also ask you not to wear makeup immediately after getting the injection. Follow your doctors post-procedure instruction to avoid any side effects, mild or serious, associated with under eye filler treatment. Some common side effects reported by the patients after getting the fillers injected in the tear trough area include a slight swelling and bruising at the injection site, that gradually subsides in a couple of days, without any extra care. Not following your doctor’s instructions may also lead to infection or lesion formation at the injection site. Also beware of getting the filler administered by an inexperienced doctor or nurse practitioner, as not injecting the filler deep enough may lead to lump formation or puffiness under the eyes. To avoid the complications associated with wrinkle fillers choose an experienced board-certified oculoplastic surgeon with comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy.
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