As we age we dehydrate and lose the natural fat and collagen in our tissues that provide a look of fullness and youth. This natural process is particularly noticeable under the eyes, because the skin here is among the thinnest in the body and because the face contains many veins and arteries. Over time, thinning leads to dark circles and bags under our eyes (an area also known as the “tear trough”).
When we interact with people the eyes are one of the main areas of focus. Sagging, dark circles are a dead giveaway of how old or young a person is, so they deserve the same amount of attention as other parts of the face.
Vibrant, refreshed looking eyes are a sign of youth and beauty. At Bloor Village Cosmetic Medicine clinic Dr. Alves offers non-surgical eye enhancement with under eye fillers. In this treatment, ultra-fine needles are used to inject biodegradable fillers such as Juvéderm® and Belotero® for natural, long-lasting and beautiful results. Dr. Alves is highly experienced and skilled in performing this procedure to artistically create a rejuvenated and cosmetically ideal look.
Juvéderm® and Belotero® dermal fillers help restore a youthful appearance to the face and rejuvenate sagging, dark bags under the eyes by mimicking the fullness that the body’s natural collagen and elastin produce. These fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in skin, muscles, tendons and other tissues of the body. Regular follow-up injections will keep the areas under your eyes plump, smooth, and looking young.
Common Questions about Under Eye Fillers
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment with Juvéderm® and Belotero® is quick, typically taking about 30 minutes. Dr. Alves will ask you questions about your medical history, current medications, and any other relevant medical information. During the session, the product will be injected using a very fine needle or cannula. This provides minimal trauma to the tissues of the face. As such, dermal fillers do not require any downtime from your life!
Will I notice the difference right away?
Results are typically seen immediately and maximal benefits should be apparent by one week*(see disclaimer). Follow-up treatments can be undertaken for touch-ups and if you wish to have further enhancement, but this is not commonly necessary.
How long do the results last?
Both Juvéderm® and Belotero® treatments can be expected to last 9 to 18 months*(see disclaimer), with follow-up recommended at one year. However, every patient’s results depend on their metabolism, activity level, lifestyle and the amount of product injected.
How soon can I return to normal activities?
Some patients experience minor swelling, itching, slight pain or redness at the treatment site. These effects are short-lived and most people return to their daily activities without any downtime! You will be asked to avoid exercise, alcohol, or excessive heat or sun exposure the day of your treatment. You will also be instructed not to massage or rub your face for the day as your body will need to recover in the hours after being augmented.
Who should not have dermal filler injections?
Juvéderm® and Belotero® should not be used in pregnant or lactating women, as well as people who have had a previous allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients. Anyone with a serious systemic disease, or on blood thinners, will need to consult with Dr. Alves to determine their ability to undergo treatment.
Can people tell I’ve had Juvéderm® or Belotero?
The treatment philosophy of Dr. Alves is that every patient should look like a refreshed, more youthful version of themselves, without people being able to exactly pinpoint why they look so good. We believe that nothing looks worse than when a patient looks swollen or as if they had an allergic reaction!
Are dermal fillers permanent?
No. Juvéderm® and Belotero will be broken down by the body over the course of several months. Most people can expect their treatment to last from 6+ months to up to 2+ years*(see disclaimer). Every person will break down the products over a varying amount of time because of our different ages, metabolisms, activity levels, and depending on which areas and how much product was used.
What happens to Juvéderm® and Belotero once it is in my body?
The products will volumize the areas they are injected into and integrate with the body’s natural collagen and tissues. Over time the body will slowly break down the product naturally.
How much does it cost?
The price of Juvéderm® and Belotero® are calculated on a “per syringe” basis. This means that each individual will need a specific amount of product to achieve the results they are looking for. Therefore, the cost of the treatment varies by each patient depending on the areas, specific product, and amount needed.
What are the potential side effects of Juvéderm® and Belotero®?
The vast majority of patients do not experience any side effects. Common and minor side effects include infection, local irritation, minor bruising at the injection sites, and headache. Rare side effects include skin necrosis, embolism, or serious allergic reaction. Dr. Alves undertakes a thorough discussion of side effects for all procedures. Please feel free to discuss any and all concerns with him at the time of your free consultation.
Dr. Alves has experience with multiple dermal fillers and will help determine the best option for you. All fillers offered at Bloor Village Medical Cosmetics are FDA and Health Canada approved.
Contact us today to discuss whether Juvéderm® or Belotero under eye fillers are right for you!
Call 647-347-7516 or send us a message online
Juvéderm® is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc.
Belotero® is a registered trademarks of Merz Inc.