Dr. Kalsow Under Eye Filler Before & After Photos
Under Eye Filler New York City (NYC)
Dr. Kalsow can help you reduce dark circles, regardless of the age of the patient, with under eye dermal filler injections. Done correctly, it beautifully eases the transition from the lower eyelid into the cheek, eliminating shadow and the appearance of hollowness. Filler in this area is also long lasting: up to 1 year.
For this sensitive area, Dr. Kalsow primaryly uses Belotero Balance and in some cases Restylane-L. Both are Hyaluronic Acid filler that are FDA Approved or treating the under eye area but the Restylane-L includes a lidocaine that eases any discomfort.
Belotero Balance integrates very well into facial skin tissue becuase it yields a soft and cohesive gel that, once injected, instantly fills the skin to help smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles. While the product is versatile enough to handle moderate nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), it is an ideal option for treating delicate areas such as etched-in smile lines and vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above and around the lips), and under the eyes.
With Restylane-L, it is also the lease hydrophilic (absorbs the least amount of water) of Hyaluronic Acid fillers, and therefore minimizes swelling. Dr. Kaslow injects deep into the tissues, near the bone, and can inject up to 1cc+ of filler per eye. This treatment helps a patient appear rested and refreshed both when the face is at rest and while smiling or otherwise facially animating. Dr. Kalsow will review each patient to understand their specific situations and discuss which Hyaluronic Acid filler is best for their needs.
Sergei Kalsow M.D. PC
Sergei Kalsow, M.D. is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon in New York City specializing in surgery of the face, breast, and body. After finishing medical school 9 years ago, and undergoing extensive training in general and plastic surgery, Dr.Kalsow currently practices in private practice in Manhattan.
He enjoys operating on the whole body, but especially on the face. “Working on the face you can make the most difference in patients’ lives. When people look at you, the face is the first thing they see. Whether you are at work or in a social setting, facial beauty helps you in all your life circumstances.”
Where Does Dr. Kalsow Fill?
I fill lines 1 and 2. Some patients just have 1, but if the groove extends all the way to the side, then I like to fill the whole region. Line 0 cannot be filled. It is present in children as well as adults, and part of normal anatomy. If you look at your childhood photos you had that line all along. Line 3 splits the cheek into two parts. It comes a little later in life, mid 30s usually. That line is part of the cheek, and is more difficult to treat.
As we age, we lose fat under the eyes, and the tissues get loose. The area that was smooth previously, begins to develop lines and shadows. It is interesting that the tissues do not sag much, but only appear to sag because there is loss of volume and everything under the skin starts to be visible. Fillers fill that area to smooth out the contour. People have different anatomy under the eyes. Some have more bulging fat (especially in the mornings after drinking), some have depressions of varying degrees, and some a combination of both. All these changes can be improved with fillers. My goal when I treat this area is to smooth it out as much as possible so that if someone looks at you, the focus is on the eyes and not on the under eye area.
Recovery after Under Eye Filler
Immediately: you might notice some swelling and bruising. Usually it is minimal, however I tell everyone not to have important events scheduled for about 2 weeks, just in case there is a longer lasting bruise.
Next day: usually there is some bruising which can be covered up with makeup, and some swelling can be present. The swelling is due to filler absorbing water. It will improve in a few days. However, it can last as long as 2 weeks while the filler is settling in.
Two weeks: at this time the bruising and the swelling is gone. If there is residual swelling in one area or another, it can be given a little more time to settle in, or that area can be corrected with dissolving of filler. Also, if there is an area that appears under filled, more filler can be placed. I save the remaining filler in your syringe for two weeks, just in case a correction needs to be made
Frequently Asker Questions About Under Eye Fillers
What are Under Eye Fillers?
Under-eye hollows are characterized by dark circles, deep indentions and a tired appearance around the under-eye area. Doctors call this skin abnormality a tear trough. Because the skin around your eyes is thinner and paler and lacking proper fat restores, your eyes appear more tired and aged.
What are Under Eye Hollows?
Under eye hollows are characterized by deep indentions, tired appearances and many times dark circles around the under-eye area. This occurrence is typically known as a tear trough which falls into a common skin abnormality faced my aging men and women. The aged and tired appearance is due to a lack of proper fat restores around the you eyes, which has thinned and become paler or more translucent.
How Long do Eye Fillers Last?
Under-eye dermal fillers such as Belotero Balance, Restylane-l Restylane Silk and Juvederm Ultra are great choices to treat the tear trough or orbital hollowing. There are two different kinds. One is called Juvederm, and the other dermal filler is called Restylane or Perlane. Restylane and Perlane last between six months and one year, but Juvederm Voluma has been clinically proven to last up to two years.
We recommend getting a touch-up before you lose all your results so you minimize the amount injected each time, plus any potential side effects.
What are Under Eye Filler Made Of?
Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid. This is normally found in the skin’s dermis, and with normal aging the skin loses some of this good stuff, causing hollowing in areas where it’s not desired. A benefit of hyaluronic acid in filler is it helps pull water for additional plumping power, so it is helpful for creating a natural look and improving the longevity of your filler.
How do I Get Rif of Tired Eyes?
Under-eye fillers are a very common solution to remediate "Tired Eyes" according to Dr. Sergei Kalsow. Anyone with dark circles, hollowing or a chronically tired look will benefit from careful plumping with under-eye fillers.
Do Under Eye Fillers Remove Dark Circles?
Both men and women often ask if the best treatment for dark circles is eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty. Eyelid surgery is designed to remove excess skin and fat deposits around the eyes, resulting in a more alert, youthful appearance that looks natural. The procedure does not necessarily lighten dark circles, though.
Are Eye Fillers Safe?
Yes, eye fillers are safe as long as they are done in the hands of an experienced professional such as Dr. Kalsow. It’s important that your provider is qualified and experienced in injecting the area. This means that your injector understands the anatomy well, risks of the procedure and has been appropriately trained in how to give a natural result. You should see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with experience in cosmetics for this procedure.
Which Under Eye Fillers are Best?
Which H.A. filler your provider chooses is important to the end result. Dr. Kalsow prefers fillers from the Belotero and Restylane family for this procedure, because you don't risk what she calls the "tyndall effect," or the blue-gray shadow that can occur when Juvederm is placed too close to the surface of skin.