Is Voluma Under Eyes The Best Dermal Filler?

Once you start to notice that you have “sunken eyes”, you can hardly ever look at your face in the mirror again and not want to do something about them. Unfortunately, this condition can become more pronounced as you age –– with darker shadows under your eyes and more delicate skin, which may make your eye area appear even more sunken.

Fortunately, there is a readily available solution. One of the more advanced dermal fillers is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC.

What Causes Your Eyes to Look Sunken?

All kinds of things can cause this condition known as “enophthalmia” or “tear trough hollows” –– from nutrition to loss of sleep to smoking. Here are the most common:

  • Aging – The older you get, the less collagen you produce, which is why elderly people are most affected by this problem. As your body’s most abundant protein, it gives your skin its strength and flexibility. But without as much collagen, your eyes tend to move back into your sockets and look sunken.
  • Allergies and Sinuses – All that sneezing, wheezing, nasal problems, and puffiness can swell up your sinuses and make your eyes look worse.
  • Dehydration – When your body is dehydrated from not drinking enough water, or from drinking too much soft drinks and coffee, you can urinate more, but retain less.
  •  Genetics – If your parents have this condition, chances are, you will too. It’s in your DNA.
  • Sleep Problems – If you are a victim of suffering from interrupted sleep, taking too long to fall asleep, or just not sleeping enough, you can get sunken eyes and / or the skin below your eyes can become discolored.
  • Smoking – The effects of smoking can cause you to lose collagen as well as the elasticity of your skin, causing your eyes to sink.
  • Trauma – Ever see a basketball, hockey, or baseball player take an elbow to the eye? That can cause an orbital fracture which can take many weeks for your eye socket to heal.
  • Vitamin Issues – Not getting enough Vitamin C (absorbs iron and helps decrease bruising), Vitamin K (helps to clot your blood), or Iron can all cause you to be undernourished. So taking vitamins or supplements can help.
  • Weight Loss – If you lose too much weight too fast, it can show up with more prominent blood vessels under your eyes.

What Are The Best Dermal Fillers for Dark Areas Under Your Eyes?

There are over 100 facial fillers from more than 50 companies around the world, and more being added all the time.

Of the options available with different strengths, JUVÉDERM is the world’s #1 injectable dermal filler collection and now has five different products, so there’s one to meet your specific needs.

In particular, Dr. Nadir Qazi of Qazi Cosmetic Clinic prefers JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel for deep injection into the area below your eye sockets to correct any age-related volume loss in adults age 21 and older.

Specifically, when injected into tissue, “VOLUMA under eyes” dermal filler is actually not placed under your eyes. However, it helps by supporting your mid-cheek which can help lift and support the under-eye area, then is supplemented with a softer hyaluronic acid (HA) filler for your eyes. 

This unique hyaluronic acid (HA) product is an FDA-approved, very popular, and naturally occurring sugar molecules complex that can be found in your body. It’s in demand by patients because it’s absorbed into your body over time to add volume, provide your eyes with a less tired look, and give you a younger looking appearance.

Why Do You Need A Filler Under Your Eyes?

Age is public enemy #1. It can cause our eyes to sink, our skin to sag, and our faces to generally look older. Voluma for sunken eyes can add volume beneath your skin’s surface, providing lift and more contour to your eye sockets so they look less “sunken”.

If you happen to be a smoker or if you’ve spent too much time in the sun without wearing sunglasses or sunscreen, this can also affect your eye sockets, as well as cheeks.

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    Why Do You Need Dermal Fillers in Your Tear Troughs?

    At one time or another, whether you’re 21, 51 or 81, just about everyone develops bags under your eyes. The fact is, using cosmetic fillers to treat this problem is a very common and increasingly popular cosmetic procedure.

    When injected safely and carefully by Dr. Qazi, fillers like Voluma under eyes are quick, effective, and ideal treatments to improve the hollowness of your eyes, look less tired, and even look younger.

    Before and after results of an under eye filler treatment that was performed at Qazi Cosmetic Center in Newport Beach, California.

    Who Is A Good Candidate For This Advanced Filler?

    Just about any male or female patient can benefit from one of these treatments to:

    • Add more shape
    • Add more volume
    • Add greater definition under your eyes, as well as in your cheeks.

    The areas are most often helped with this particular dermal filler include:

    • Your tear troughs
    • Your cheeks
    • Your temples
    • Your jawline, especially if there has been a loss of volume.

    We recommend a consultation with an expert like Dr. Qazi at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic and Med Spa in Newport Beach, California, to determine if advanced fillers on your face, especially under your eyes, are the best option for you.

    How Eye Fillers Can Help Your Sunken Eyes and Facial Appearance

    Whether you have “hollow” looking eyes or just want more volume around your eyes, injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) under your eyes can really improve your appearance.

    Dr. Qazi is a highly qualified and trained provider of Voluma XC. This excellent product, when used as a soft tissue filler under your eyes, is designed to temporarily add volume to your face to smooth out wrinkles and “plump” your cheeks. Among all dermal fillers, it also combats hollow, sunken areas. 

    Before and after results of an under eye filler treatment that was performed at Qazi Cosmetic Center in Newport Beach, California.

    Will This Treatment Be Painful?

    No, it’s not. You will first be injected with a topical medical-grade numbing agent, followed by a gentle JUVÉDERM Voluma XC injection under your eyes by Dr. Qazi, that also typically includes lidocaine –– a local anesthetic.

    The gel’s lidocaine improves the comfort of the injection by reducing your sensitivity to pain. However, if you happen to be allergic to lidocaine, another option will be made available. This will be addressed in your initial consultation.

    What Precautions Should You Take on The Voluma Under Eyes Treatment Day?

    As with other dermal filler treatments, we recommend that you do not exercise on the day of your procedure or wear any makeup, so it’s best if you arrive with a freshly cleansed face.

    You should also avoid blood thinners and medications, such as aspirin and Plavix, which may increase facial bleeding. If you have any concerns, please discuss them with Dr. Qazi.

    Are There Any Side Effects?

    Side effects are rare for injections of Voluma XC, but may include some of the following temporary reactions:

    • Swelling –– This filler works immediately, so you will have some visible swelling
    • Tenderness
    • Firmness
    • Lumps or bumps
    • Bruising
    • Pain
    • Redness
    • Discoloration
    • Itching

    Within about one week after your injections, the majority (about 90%) of your swelling should be reduced, but you may have some bruising.

    But after two weeks, any bruising and swelling should be gone –– and you should look great!

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      What Are The Results? What If I’m Not Satisfied?

      Typically, dermal fillers injection with Voluma for sunken eyes only takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. In addition, there is no downtime, and discomfort is minimal for fillers under eyes.

      But the results can be pretty amazing, especially when you see the “before” and “after” photos for your hollow-looking eyes vs. fuller, plumper eyes and cheeks.

      Results typically take about two weeks after your initial treatment and can last up to two years for this particular injectable with an optimal treatment. 

      Because of this, we recommend follow-up visits for Voluma under eyes injections to maintain the results you want under your eyes with more volume and a natural look.

      What is the Cost for Tear Trough Fillers?

      The cost for any non-invasive cosmetic procedure like Voluma always depends on the number of appointments and the number of vials of the injectables you may need to achieve optimal results. 

      Of course, all of this will be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Qazi.

      What Are Aftercare Instructions for a Sunken Eye Procedure?

      Dr. Qazi takes the time to meet with every patient in our Newport Beach, California office to discuss treatment options –– before, during, and especially after a procedure.

      This is particularly important after a dermal filler injection where it is typical to notice some swelling, a bit of bruising, red puncture marks, soreness, or itchiness.

      Please note that any post-injection issues listed below are common and should resolve themselves in the next few days up to a week or longer. Your final, optimal results will usually be seen about two weeks after your treatment. 

      After that, we can access whether you will need other treatments for sunken eyes to achieve your aesthetic goals in our Orange County office.

      What to avoid after getting under eyes dermal fillers injections:

      • We recommend that you not schedule any important events for at least 3 to 6 days post-procedure because swelling can occur. 
      • Please do not touch your face for at least six hours after your treatment; you can then use water and a gentle cleanser.
      • Do not put pressure on the treated area by sleeping on your face or performing any exercises by putting your face below your heart.
      • Do not use a steam room or sauna for at least two weeks after your Voluma under eyes treatment.
      • Do not engage in vigorous physical activity for 12 hours.
      • Do not use AHA, Retinols, Vitamin C, or oil-based make-up for 3 days.
      • Do not wash your face with hot water for 3 days. 
      • Do not exfoliate your incision site for 5 days.
      • Do not consume alcohol, coffee, or fish oil for 2 days.

      What to take for pain relief for fillers under your eyes:

      • We recommend Tylenol (Acetaminophen) for any discomfort; you should avoid Ibuprofen or Naproxen for the first 3 days after your procedure.
      • Avoid NSAIDS and other blood thinners which can lead to increased bruising.

      What to do about bruising and swelling:

      • If you do experience bruising and swelling under your eyelids, which is typical, apply a cool compress or arnica gel.

      Follow-up appointments:

      • Dr. Qazi will review the results of your VOLUMA XC injections 2 to 4 weeks after your appointment.
      • However, an earlier appointment will not enable the dermal filler enough time to fully activate for optimal results.
      Before and after results of an under eye filler treatment that was performed at Qazi Cosmetic Center in Newport Beach, California.

      What Are Some Testimonials About Dermal Fillers?

      Each patient’s satisfaction is our number one priority. Here are some recent testimonials from a few of them about fillers for sunken eyes and other procedures:

      “Definitely was nervous about getting cheek and under eye fillers for the first time. I definitely did not want to look ‘overdone’ so it took me a looooong time to finally decide on going to Dr. Qazi’s office. I loved how he was super honest with me. He really seemed to just want what was best for my face. He ended up using… Voluma XC under my eyes and I honestly could not be happier with the results. There was also barely any bruising at all for me. He just really knew how to do it. Now I want to save and do a few more tweaks with him.”
      – V.V., Irvine CA

      “This is now my go-to place for minimally invasive cosmetic enhancements. Dr. Qazi really does specialize in a natural look and that’s exactly what I was looking for. I came in for lip, cheek, and under eye filler and I am SO glad I did. I also got Dysport for jaw slimming / TMJ. I was nervous to get facial fillers but WOW I am absolutely thrilled with my results. Dr. Qazi is very knowledgeable and his skill overall is very impressive. I had very little discomfort during the injections. He is very gentle and the bruising on my lips was very very minimal, so I wasn’t really worried about going out the next day without makeup. They also sent me home with detailed aftercare instructions and ice packs. Another thing I’ll add is that the entire staff is really nice and the office is beautiful and clean!”
      – H.D., Irvine CA

      “I am obsessed with how my face looks now. I originally found Dr. Qazi through his Instagram page… So I noticed I had hollowness and dark circles under my eyes but since I had never done fillers before, I was not sure what exactly should be done here. He basically recommended a few different treatments. First, he did treatments under the eye which worked great for the darkness and then he fixed the hollowness with some filler. He also did just a little on my cheeks to lift this up some more. For anyone else who has genetic dark circles, you guys know that everyone always says how tired we look (when we are not). This really helped me so much. Thanks again.”
      – M.K., Irvine CA

      *Results may vary and are not guaranteed.

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        What Are Some Other Filler Treatments at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic?

        Besides as dermal fillers like Voluma under eyes, we offer you multiple procedures and treatments for your face and body, but our most popular are:

        An oversized or strong jawline

        Aging skin

        Crow’s feet (laugh lines)

        Excessive sweating

        Facial wrinkles

        Fine lines
        Frown lines

        Hair loss

        Jaw pain

        Neck lines

        Oversized jaw

        Reticular / spider veins

        Saggy neck
        Small lips

        Stretch marks

        Stubborn body fat

        Sun damage

        The backs of your hands

        Thinning hair

        Under eye circles

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        If you want to turn your problem into a solution, please contact our office here to schedule your initial consultation.

        By: Dr. Nadir Qazi

        Dr. Nadir Qazi is a board certified physician specializing in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and an instructor for advanced injections and laser techniques.

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