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Filler for Dark Circle; Types, Procedure and Expected Result

Filler for Dark Circle; Types, Procedure and Expected Result

The skin under our eyes is very thin and delicate, and it is here where the signs of aging and fatigue first appear. One of these signs is dark circles under the eyes – the dark blemishes formed around the eyes. Due to the instinctively judgmental nature of humans, people judge your age by your face, and these dark circles make you look both old and tired at the same time.

That’s why people are seeking treatment for dark circles these days. One of the treatment options for getting rid of dark circles appearance is Juvederm dermal fillers.

juvederm dermal filler

Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that’s associated with excellent clinical results and a high level of patient satisfaction. They are specifically designed with a soft formulation that allows the results to develop over a period of two weeks. These soft tissue filler injections have become popular in the past decade. According to the latest statistical report, this dermal filler treatment is currently the second most commonly performed minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in the US, Botox being the first.

What Causes Dark Circles Around Eyes?

causes of dark eye circles

Dark circles are usually thought to be formed around the eyes due to lack of sleep or fatigue. However, there are various other causes of it. The most common ones include;

  • Sleep deprivation
  • Aging
  • Dehydration
  • Watching too much TV, computer, or mobile screens
  • Overexposure to sunlight
  • Allergy
  • Genetics – etc

There are several different explanations for how dark circles are formed around the eyes. Usually, they develop when the skin under your eyes becomes pale and thin making the underlying dark tissues and blood vessels more prominent. This occurs as a part of the natural aging process; however, it also happens when you are sleep deprived or dehydrated.

Similarly, when you spend too many hours in front of screens or have an allergy, eye strain or inflammation, respectively, causes the dilation of subcutaneous blood vessels around the eyes. Due to the darker shade of blood vessels, the overlying skin around the eyes starts giving the appearance of dark circles.

Dark circles are also formed due to overexposure to sunlight as it increases the production of melanin pigment in the skin. Genetics is also deemed to have a role in the development of dark circles.

How To Get Started With Juvederm For Dark Circles? 

If you have dark circles and your eyes give an old and tired appearance, Juvederm is a good option to consider.

Juvederm is an FDA-approved dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid. There are different types of Juvederm fillers available each having a specific concentration of hyaluronic acid. Juvederm Volbella is the most suitable one for the rejuvenation of under-eye skin.  Its soft and thin formulation evenly distributes under the delicate skin around the eyes, and helps with masking the appearance of blood vessels under the eye, improving lines, wrinkles, and eye bags.

Besides, the hyaluronic acid present in Juvederm stimulates the production of collagen protein in the skin. As collagen is responsible for providing strength, tone, and elasticity, it diminishes lines and wrinkles around the eyes and makes the periorbital skin smooth and younger-looking. Hyaluronic acid also has the property to attract and lock moisture. So, the under-eye skin also appears fresh and smooth.

Dermal filler procedure

Moreover, the filler also provides volume and restores the fullness that has been lost with the age-related degeneration of subcutaneous tissues like fat. It helps in treating sunken eyes and under-eye bags.

What Usually Happens During The Appointment?

Juvederm for dark circle treatment is a short and painless procedure; however, it is performed in quite a systemic way. This is what an individual should expect during the treatment;

Initial Consultation

You will have an appointment with your doctor. After listening to your goals and what you hope to achieve, the doctor will examine the condition and determine the optimal treatment plan for your dark circles. Then, he/she will explain to you the procedure, expected results, recovery period, cost, and any potential side effects of the filler treatment using Juvederm.

The doctor will also ask you about your medical history and whether you are taking any meds. It is necessary as some conditions and medications can alter the results and increases the risks of complications.


On the treatment day, after you reach the clinic, the doctor will mark the sites where Juvederm will be injected. Your skin will be cleaned with a disinfectant to minimize the risks of infection. A topical numbing cream will also be applied to make sure that you feel minimal pain during the treatment.

Filler Injection

Juvederm will then be injected into the treatment region either directly or using a micro-cannula in such a way that the filler is evenly distributed under the periorbital skin. The whole process will take 15 to 25 minutes.

Filler injection process

Post-treatment care

After the injections, you may be given an ice pad to put over the injection sites to lessen the swelling and bruising. As Juvederm for dark circles treatment is a very short procedure with zero downtime, you will be able to leave the clinic right away and resume your daily activities. However, you will be advised not to indulge in strenuous activities, and follow certain aftercare guidelines to achieve the desired results.

How Soon Will You See the Results?

You will notice a significant improvement in the appearance of your dark circles right after getting the filler treatment. However, the optimum results will be evident in 2 to 3 days when the swelling subsides.

For How Long Do The Results Last?

The longevity of results varies depending upon the following factors;

  • Type of filler brand used
  • Amount of filler injected
  • Aftercare
  • Body’s metabolism – the speed at which your body metabolizes the filler
  • Lifestyle – etc

Hence, the duration of results varies from person to person. However, on average, the results of Juvederm fillers usually last for 6 months to up to a year. After that, you will need a repeat session to maintain the results.

Are There Any Potential Risks And Side Effects Of Juvederm For Dark Circles?

Juvederm for dark circles is a highly safe and effective treatment with minimal risks of side effects. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the following are the most common side effects;

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Itching

These side effects are temporary and subside on their own within a week.

However, if aseptic measures are not taken, or if the procedure is not done by a skilled and experienced doctor, the risks of complication increase. Although the incidence is quite rare, Juvederm for dark circles treatment can have the following serious side effects or complications;

  • Infection of the injection sites
  • Allergy
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Formation of nodules or lumps on the skin
  • Skin or tissue necrosis secondary to blockage of blood supply if the filler is mistakenly injected into the blood vessels
  • Asymmetry of the eyes
  • Double vision / visual impairment – etc

Therefore, choose a skilled medical doctor who has years of experience and only uses registered and approved fillers for treating dark circles. This will not only help you attain your desired results but also minimizes the risks of side effects and complications.

What Is The Cost Of Juvederm For Dark Circles In Singapore?

The cost of Juvederm for dark circles treatment in Singapore depends upon several factors including;

  • Type or brand of filler used
  • Amount of filler used during the treatment
  • The severity of the dark circles
  • Skills and experience of the doctor
  • Post-treatment medications and follow-up – etc

On average, the price of Juvederm filler treatment for dark circles ranges from $800 – $1000.

Bottom Line

Juvederm fillers have become popular these days. It is a safe and effective treatment for dark circles. This treatment takes 20mins and has zero downtime, a minimal recovery period with almost negligible risks of side effects. However, you should get it done by an experienced and board-certified doctor to avoid any complications and attain your desired results.

About Dream Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery

Bespoke surgical for cosmetic or medical reasons is what Dream covers to bring out the beauty in every individual. Going beyond the aesthetics and working on physical anomalies are what we value the most in leading our patients to cherish self-improvement and confident lifestyles.

Derived from Associate Professor Vincent Yeow’s long-standing experience performing plastic surgery in Singapore, our treatment plans deliver physical remodelling in our patients’ favour. One of the notable remodellings is droopy eyelid correction. The ptosis surgery used for treatment eventually fixes drooping eyelids, improves vision and enhances appearance.

Most importantly, as a trustworthy plastic surgery and aesthetic clinic, we treasure positive and natural outcomes for each individual. We will ensure to deliver the beauty refinement of your dream without compromising your safety and privacy.