How to Instantly Banish Under Eye Dark Circles

The most recent requested filler procedure here at Kentucky Dermatology and Cosmetic Specialists has been under eye filler. The reason this procedure is so popular is because it’s a non-surgical, minimally invasive way to reduce or eliminate the look of eye bags and dark under-eye circles. There’s not a lot of downtime after the procedure (if any) and the results can last for up to a year.

Many patients are unhappy with the shadows and depressions that occur under the eyes. This can be due to genetics, but is also a common sign of aging. The tear trough extends from the inner corner of the eye, following a semicircular arc and transitioning to the palpebromalar groove. A deep tear trough can create a shadow that is perceived as a dark circle below the eye. It also creates a division between the lower eyelid and cheek that is an early sign of aging around the eyes. Patients with deep tear troughs often complain that they look more tired and older than they really are.


Please choose your injector wisely. This is a very difficult area to treat. Performing “tear trough” treatments to the hollow area under the eyes requires meticulous technique.  When done correctly the results are very satisfying.  The most important factor is to go to an injector who is has a lot of experience in this area. Your cosmetic injector should have experience with under-eye fillers, should be able to show you images of before and after results from previous clients, and should be able to describe their credentials and experience to your satisfaction.


 The appointment is typically scheduled for 45 minutes to an hour. Patients have the option of topical numbing cream and/or injectable lidocaine. Some patients have the procedure with no numbing at all and are comfortable while some prefer both types of numbing. It is simply each individual’s preference and their comfort level.

Our advanced injectors at Cosmetic Specialists only use a blunt tip cannula for this treatment based on its safety advantage, flexibility, and ease of flow of the product. Patients like using the cannula because it is more comfortable for them as well. This is especially true for the under eye area. Since it is longer and pliable, the Injector can go to multiple sites with greater ease, from just one entry point. Being able to fill a greater area minimizes the trauma from having to inject multiple times.


Filler under the eye is priced per syringe plus a $100 Specialty Area Fee. As mentioned above, injectors that are able to perform this treatment have had advanced training and techniques to ensure you get the best and safest results possible. Typically, our injectors choose Restylane Refyne under the eye because of its gel refinement, XpresHan, that allows it to have more flexibility, allowing natural expression but also providing the support and fullness we want for the delicate under eye area. The price for Restylane Refyne is $595 per syringe plus the $100 Specialty Area, totaling $695 to banish those bags! Keep in mind, some patients may need to follow up after 3 months for a second treatment depending on the severity of their under eye bags.


Offering complimentary consultations for under eye filler treatments.

Call us today at (859) 276-2556.

Kentucky Dermatology and Cosmetic Specialists is the ultimate skincare experience providing medical and cosmetic dermatology services the region. We know the skin you’re in is the only one you’ve got – and we will never recommend something that isn’t right for you. KDCS isn’t a pop-up clinic; we are dermatologists with decades of experience and a professional staff that possess the integrity and knowledge needed to accurately assess each individual situation, and the skill to properly perform the services you need. Plus, Kentucky Dermatology and Cosmetic Specialists has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®. This accreditation means that we have been evaluated to ensure our facility meets safe medical standards. You can have confidence in the quality and safety of our care, treatments and services.