These circles under the eyes can create a tired look that may distract from the vibrancy of one’s spirit. Tear trough fillers are a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment that injects hyaluronic acid filler – a gel-like substance naturally found in the body –  into the under-eye area, shaping the natural contouring, refreshing the skin, and restoring a youthful, smooth, radiant glow to the face.

Why Choose Under-Eye Fillers?

Some top benefits of using tear trough fillers in Boulder to address the area under the eyes are:

  • Immediate effects
  • Practically painless
  • Only takes about 15-30 minutes
  • Non-invasive
  • Predictable results
  • Lasts about 1-2 years
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How Do I Know If I Am a Good Candidate?

If you are noticing dark circles or hollowness under your eyes that are causing you to look tired or stressed, you may want to consider this popular non-surgical treatment. While fillers are becoming more and more popular amongst younger patients, individuals can undergo this treatment at any age to restore the natural, youthful contouring to the junction between the eyelids and cheekbones, allowing the patient to avoid surgery. 

In cases where under-eye bags are more severe, Dr. Cox may recommend blepharoplasty as an alternate procedure for the most beneficial outcome. Book your consultation to connect with Dr. Cox one-on-one and find out if tear trough filler in Boulder would be a good solution for you!

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What Can I Expect from the Treatment?

During your consultation, Dr. Cox will go over your specific treatment plan, including the benefits and risks. However, to ensure the best outcome, some things to consider in preparation are:

  • Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages within 24 hours prior to your treatment
  • Avoid taking aspirin for one full week and Ibuprofen for 48 hours before receiving under-eye filler injections

During the actual treatment, Dr. Cox will use a topical anesthetic to numb the under-eye area and then inject hyaluronic acid gel into the tear trough. This process increases volume and balances the contouring of the area while also boosting collagen production. Depending on whether your treatment plan involves any additional procedures, you may be ready to go home within 15-30 minutes of beginning the procedure.

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What Is the Recovery Process?

Recovery from tear trough fillers in Boulder is fairly quick, with no downtime, allowing patients to resume regular activities and return to work right away. There may be some bruising or swelling for the first 24-48 hours, which can be alleviated by applying cold compresses and Arnica cream.

It is recommended not to touch the treatment area for the first six hours and to avoid applying makeup or other products during this time. After this period, you can use mild soap and water to gently clean the area, using light dabbing instead of rubbing. Refrain from any activities involving extreme heat or cold for the first two weeks.

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When will I see the final results?

What are the risks?

Will it be painful?

When will I see the final results?

The skin requires some time to relax and integrate the dermal fillers with the adjacent tissues. Although the effects of tear trough fillers are noticeable right away, the final, natural-looking results are typically visible within two weeks.

What are the risks?

Complications from tear trough filler are very rare, making this one of the safest treatments to undergo. Because Dr. Cox is an experienced medical professional with an artistic approach to cosmetic procedures, you can rest assured that you will be in good hands. There are some instances where the risk of side effects can be higher, and Dr. Cox may recommend against this treatment, such as:

  • During pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • If you have hypersensitivity or known allergies to dermal fillers or other related medical substances

Will it be painful?

There may be some discomfort during the injections, but Dr. Cox does her best to alleviate this by using a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area beforehand. Usually, the anticipation is more daunting than the treatment itself, considering that this is one of the least invasive procedures.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Cox would love to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Book your consultation for treatment of dark circles or under-eye bags in Boulder today!

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