Your eyes are the windows to your soul! Having a beautiful and bright eye area can really make a difference to your appearance. We sometimes may have dark circles, fine lines, or wrinkles under the eyes due to lack of sleep or hydration. Many busy working professionals like to do under eye fillers because it is non-surgical, safe, long-lasting, and budget-friendly. Keep reading to get all your questions answered about under eye fillers in Singapore!
What are Under Eye Fillers or Tear Trough Fillers?
Under eye fillers are also known as tear trough fillers, an injectable treatment used under the eyes. The filler is injected into the skin beneath your lower eyelid and is meant to add volume beneath the eyelids. It can minimize dark eye circles and restore lost volume. The most commonly used product is hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance that naturally exists in your body. Hyaluronic acid increases fullness and decreases indentations.
The tear trough is the natural depression that lines the curve of your eye socket going from the nose to the underside of the eye. It’s called the tear trough because this is where your tears collect. As you get older, the skin will lose its natural elasticity. Your face will also lose volume from the mid and upper sections as the facial fat starts to shrink and sag. The sagging and shrinking of the skin around the tear trough cause eye bags and eye shadows.
What is Rejuran i (Rejuran eye)? Is It An Under Eye Filler?
Yes, Rejuran i is considered as an under eye filler. Rejuran i is a Korean-FDA and Singapore-HSA approved natural skin healer targeting the eye area. Rejuran i is an injectable with low viscosity yet highly concentrated with salmon Polynucleotides & DNA extract proven to rejuvenate your under eyes and dark eye circle treatment.
What are the Benefits of Under Eye (Tear Trough) Fillers?
Under eye fillers are considered by many to be a one-stop solution for looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Here are some of the benefits:
- Immediate results
- Brighter under-eye area
- Plumper under-eye area
- Youthful and less tired-looking eyes
What are the Benefits of Rejuran Eye?
Rejuran eye is clinically proven for safety with minimal adverse reactions and is specially formulated for the thin delicate skin around the eyes.
It is an anti-ageing injection containing salmon-derived polynucleotides that helps to:
- Reduce dark eye circles, crow’s feet, fine lines
- Improve the appearance of dark eye circles
- Boost skin regeneration around the eyes
- Promote collagen production and improve elasticity
Collagen synthesis and remodelling occurs gradually in your skin, strengthening and thickening the skin structure overlying the blood vessels in the under-eye area and minimizing the bloodshot appearance. When Rejuran I is injected into the tear trough hollows beneath the eyebags, the skin structure thickens gradually. This hollowness eventually lifts as the skin structure strengthens and thickens, and progressive volumization occurs, resulting in a smoother and fuller contour between the under eyes and upper cheeks. This gives you a more young and revitalized look.
How is Under Eye (Tear Trough) Filler Procedure Performed?
Before the procedure itself, our doctors will conduct a detailed consultation of around half an hour to analyze your eye area and take note of any medical conditions to ensure that you are a good candidate for under eye fillers.
During the treatment itself, topical numbing cream is applied to minimize discomfort. Your face is then cleansed to remove the numbing cream, and cooling gel pads are applied to the area to be treated. Microdroplets of Rejuran I are introduced into the superficial skin with a very fine and tiny needle (4mm long). If you wish for minimal downtime, Rejuran I can be introduced using a cannula.
How Long Can Under Eye (Tear Trough) Fillers Last?
Depending on the product used, eye fillers can typically last for around 9-12 months. We recommend the Korean protocol of four treatments, depending on the severity of your condition, for the best results with Rejuran I (Eye). Because the benefits of Rejuran I are cumulative and progressive, you will notice a gradual improvement in the eye area. Each treatment is spaced four weeks apart. Maintenance is conducted on a six-monthly basis, depending on the needs and expectations of the particular patient.
Is the Procedure Painful?
No. Under eye fillers are not as terrible as they sound because the doctor will use numbing lotion, cooling packs, and a blunt micro-cannula to alleviate the pain.
Is the procedure safe?
Because they use Hyaluronic acid fillers, under eye fillers are acceptable for all skin types. Furthermore, because the gels are colourless, they would complement any skin tone.
However, under eye fillers may not be appropriate for those of you who have the following conditions:
- Breastfeeding or pregnancy
- Disorders of bleeding
- Skin allergies affecting your face
- An allergy to fillers
Our doctors will do a thorough investigation into your medical history before you begin your treatment.
Is There Any Downtime?
Yes, there will be a brief downtime of 1 to 2 days. However, there is a danger of bruising, which might take 3 to 4 days to heal entirely. It is advised that you avoid getting under eye fillers if you have an event to attend in the next few days.
Who is Not Suitable for Under Eye (Tear Trough) Fillers?
If you have any of these conditions, you are not suitable for under eye fillers:
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Bleeding disorders
- Skin allergies
- Allergies to local anaesthetics or fillers
What are Some of the Popular Brands of Under Eye Fillers?
Under eye fillers are technically soft gels containing hyaluronic acid which is a natural bio-degradable compound found in your connective tissues. Some well known and common brands are Restylane Vital, Belotero, Juvederm, Teosyal Density 1, Teosyal Redensity 2, Rejuran I (Rejuran Eye).
What are the Side Effects of Eye Fillers?
Technically, when under eye fillers are administered by a competent medical professional, your side effects will be minimal. After your treatment, you may notice mild redness and swelling, which may subside in a couple of hours to a day.
In some circumstances, some uncommon side effects include:
- Infection of the skin
- Formation of Granuloma
- Necrosis of the skin (very rare)
- Blindness ( very rare)
These cases are very rare as only HSA-approved dermal fillers can be used for treatment in Singapore.
How Do I Prepare Myself Before the Procedure?
Do avoid alcohol on the day of your treatment, and do avoid medications for 3 days before your treatment to avoid bruising. Do not consume any of the below for 3 days before your treatment:
- Fish oil supplements
- Vitamin E supplements
- Gingko Biloba
- Herbal remedies
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
What Are The Aftercare Tips?
To reduce the risk of swelling and bruising, you should avoid alcohol and exercise for 6 to 12 hours following your treatment. Furthermore, avoid deep massage to the treated area to prevent the fillers from moving.
How Often Do I Need To Do The Procedure?
Depending on the severity of your condition, it’s ideal to do fillers every 6 to 12 months to maintain a constant appearance. Do check with your doctor for a suitable schedule suited for your specific condition.
Where Can I Do Under Eye Fillers or Rejuran Eye in Singapore?
Our doctors, Dr Grace Ling and Dr Lim Luping have a collective experience of 40 years in medical and aesthetic practice. Our doctors are known to be down to earth and sensible, with the heart of family physicians.
Treatment of the eye area frequently necessitates a holistic approach, and our protocols have been fine-tuned and updated on a regular basis over the many years of treating patients to deliver results that have not only transformed our patients’ skin but also boosted their self-confidence, enhancing their social and work lives. We also work hard to keep treatment costs reasonable and equitable in order to ensure that everyone can benefit from our treatments! Contact us today.
- “Fillers: Overview.” American Academy of Dermatology, n.d., www.aad.org/public/cosmetic/wrinkles/fillers-overview