Dermal Fillers

How Much Do under Eye Fillers Cost

Do you have under-eye problems, such as puffy areas and dark circles? You can have dermal fillers to restore your natural look. The dermal procedure is quick and offers a long-lasting solution to under-eye problems. The cost of fillers depends on multiple factors, some of which are discussed in this blog.

Clients with puffy eyes or dark circles can use dermal fillers to reduce them. Besides makeup, fillers are a common cosmetic treatment for patients looking for a longer-lasting solution. The temporary non-surgical procedure offers a solution to under-eye circles and other dermal-related conditions caused by aging diseases and genetics. Medical covers do not usually ensure cosmetic procedures like dermal filing. The patient has to spend their money to cover the treatment cost. The cost of the fillers is a function of many factors including, but not limited to, location, type of filler of the number of injections needed to complete the process. This article discusses the cost of under-eye fillers and the factors determining the cost. 

What Are Under Eye Fillers

Under-eye fillers are cosmetic products used to treat the skin below the eyes. The filler is used to smooth fine lines, reduce puffiness and dark circles and add volume to areas that appear sunken. The fillers also help balance the face and make the patient look younger. The non-surgical procedure involves fillers injected into the tissues under the eyes. Filler content can vary from product to product; hyaluronic acid is the most common.

Under Eye Filler Treatment

Like other dermal filler treatments, under-eye treatment is simple and fast. One needs to do extensive research to choose a certified cosmetic doctor. The doctor will consult to address health, explain the procedure and know the patient’s goals. They will also explain any things or medications one should avoid before the procedure. During the procedure, the doctor applies a numbing cream to the area to reduce pain and make the process comfortable. Once the numbing cream has taken effect, the cosmetic doctor injects the filler into the skin under each eye. The procedure should last up to 60 minutes. The doctor will then massage the injected area to ensure the filler is well-adjusted. One observes the difference immediately after the filler injection though the final results come later. It takes two to three weeks for the filler to settle fully and for the final results to manifest. However, one can return to normal activity immediately after the procedure. It is good for the patient to have realistic expectations; the cosmetic doctor will devise the best plan to address the issues. After two weeks, the patient should consult a doctor to see the results. If one is dissatisfied, the injection is reversible through a painless injection.

Under Eye Filler Cost

The cost depends on the filler’s brand, the used filler, and the cosmetic doctor’s pricing. It will depend on the cosmetic doctor’s expertise. The treatment duration determines the price. Mostly the filler is priced per syringe; the price can vary with geographical location. When choosing a cosmetic expert, give precedence to the doctor’s experience and service over the cost. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), these are the average prices of the most commonly used fillers:

Hyaluronic Acid

Kim et al. (2015) pointed out that Hyaluronic acid is produced in the human body. HA-based fillers are made from a synthetic gel that mimics the one produced by the body. It is the most common filler used in soft tissue areas such as under the eye. Known. Most HA filler brands cost approximately 680 dollars per syringe. 

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

The calcium-based filler is made from phosphate and calcium. It is thicker than Hyaluronic acid. Van et al.(2015) stated that it works by stimulating the body to produce collagen, which supports and sustains connective tissues in the area. Many filers under the brand cost approximately 720 dollars per syringe. 

Poly-L-lactic Filler

Poly-L-lactic filler is a synthetic, semi-permanent filler. Funt& Pavicic (2013) explained that it stimulates collagen production. The filler is denser than most filler, and the body takes longer to break down. Polylactic acid filler is mostly used on specific body parts, such as nasolabial folds, but not under the eye. It is commonly marketed under the brand name Sculptra. The filler costs about 850 dollars per syringe.

FAQs about Under Eye Fillers

How Long Do Under Eye Fillers Last?

Under-eye fillers last, depending on the type of filler and the amount used. They usually last between 6 months to a year. After that, one must go for additional treatment to maintain their look. Before the treatment, the cosmetic doctor should provide information on how long the treatment lasts and how soon one may need a retouch.   

Are Under Eye Fillers Safe?

To avoid extreme damage to the eyes, the patient needs to have the treatment done by a certified cosmetic procedure with extensive experience with under-eye fillers. Sharad (2012) pointed out that, If not done properly, filler injected into blood vessels can cause vascular compromise leading to blindness. If noted quickly, HA filler irregularities can be corrected using hyaluronidase. Besides, under-eye fillers are safe to use when performed by a professional. 


Under the eye, filler treatment is commonly used to enhance appearance. Dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid plump the under-eye skin, smooth wrinkles, and minimize dark circles. The treatment offers a temporary solution that is relatively affordable, fast, and can last up to a year. Eye fillers range in cost depending on the type and amount of filler used. One needs extensive research to determine qualified cosmetic doctors within their area and their charges. Compare the results and go for the one that suits your needs. 


Funt, D., & Pavicic, T. (2013). Dermal fillers in aesthetics: an overview of adverse events and treatment approaches. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 6, 295.

Kim, Z. H., Lee, Y., Kim, S. M., Kim, H., Yun, C. K., & Choi, Y. S. (2015). A composite dermal filler comprising cross-linked hyaluronic acid and human collagen for tissue reconstruction. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 25(3), 399-406.

Sharad, J. (2012). Dermal fillers for the treatment of tear trough deformity: a review of anatomy, treatment techniques, and their outcomes. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, 5(4), 229.

Van Loghem, J., Yutskovskaya, Y. A., &Werschler, W. P. (2015). Calcium hydroxylapatite: over a decade of clinical experience. The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology, 8(1), 38.

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