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Restylane Eyelight


Restylane Eyelight Seattle The under eyes are a common aesthetic concern for men and women of all ages. Whether the area lacks volume, looks darker than the rest of the face, or experiences drastic skin thinning due to age, dermal filler injections are the most popular and effective way to enhance the under eye area. Until June 2023, no dermal filler was FDA approved for under eye injections when Restylane Eyelight became the first FDA approved under eye filler. The Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery injectors provide the best Restylane Eyelight Seattle offers.

What Is Restylane Eyelight?

Restylane Eyelight is a hyaluronic acid based filler that belongs to the Restylane family of fillers. Designed specifically for under eye injections, Restylane Eyelight became the first and only dermal filler FDA-approved to treat the under eyes. Though, hyaluronic acid fillers have been used off-label to treat the under eyes for several years.

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body. The body can also safely metabolize it over time which makes it ideal for temporary facial enhancements. Hyaluronic acid is dissolvable with an agent called hyaluronidase. This allows for immediate treatment in the rare occurrence of an adverse event making hyaluronic acid fillers among the safest available.

Restylane Eyelight uses NASHA technology which uses a crosslinking structure to create a firmer filler ideal for areas like the under eye that require a more precise application of filler. It also prevents too much water retention which could cause puffiness. This effect is desirable in other areas like the lips and cheeks, but under eye filler should not retain too much water. Therefore, the crosslinking technology creates a firmer filler that feels similar to the natural facial anatomy of the area.

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Uses & Indications

Hollow, dark under eyes can happen for many reasons. Occasionally, it is simply a genetic feature of the face present from birth or which develops naturally with growth. Other times, aging can contribute to the loss of facial fat and volume in the area. Eye filler treatment is extremely versatile and can address a number of aesthetic concerns and causes of these concerns. Some of the uses and indications for under eye fillers include:

  • Dark circles
  • Eye bags
  • Perpetually tired appearance
  • Aging or aged look
  • Sickly appearance
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Loss of volume
  • Increased vascularity
  • Thinning skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Self-conscious feelings about the look of the under eyes

Benefits & Risks

There are many benefits of using Restylane Eyelight for under eye enhancement. Some of the possible benefits include:

  • Safely and effectively adds volume to the tear trough area
  • Changes the way light reflects off the area, resulting in a brighter looking eye appearance
  • Reduce the look of dark circles
  • Treat fine lines and wrinkles
  • Look younger
  • Appear more awake
  • Portray a more positive mood and demeanor
  • Quick procedure
  • Looks and feels natural
  • Fully reversible
  • Lasts several months
  • Little to no pain
  • Complements other filler injections such as cheek filler and temple filler
  • Performed by a qualified and highly trained injector

Like all medical procedures, Restylane Eyelight does come with some inherent risk. However, as an FDA approved filler and indication, the risks are generally considered minimal for most patients. The injector will review the risks with patients at their consultation and prior to injections. Major complications are very rare and are usually completely treatable. Some of the possible risks include:

  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction
  • Severe or prolonged side effects
  • Unintentional injection into a blood vessel (occlusion)
  • Nodule formation
  • Pain
  • Adverse skin reactions

Restylane Eyelight Injections From Start To Finish


Before undergoing Restylane Eyelight injections with an injector at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery, the patient will meet with their injector for a consultation. At this consultation, the injector will discuss the patient’s goals for treatment, the benefits and risks of the procedure, the patient’s medical history, and examine the under eye area. Understanding these factors can help the injector better perform the filler injections for optimal results.

Once the injector determines the patient is a good candidate for under eye filler and Restylane Eyelight, they will further describe the results the patient can expect. In some cases, it may be possible to immediately proceed with treatment. Otherwise, patients will receive a preliminary price quote and financing information. They can then schedule their appointment at a time convenient for them.

Restylane Eyelight Technique

Firstly, while patients tend to tolerate the injections well, the injector will offer the patient numbing cream. This can help reduce the sensations and pain felt during the injections. Restylane Eyelight also contains a small amount of lidocaine to help ease the pain under the skin.

Using either a needle or a cannula, the injector will gently and precisely inject the hyaluronic acid filler into the supraperiosteal plane. This means that the filler is injected above the periosteum, which is the membrane containing blood vessels and nerves that wrap around bones. Injectors at Allure Esthetic often use the cannula method to avoid penetrating this area, prevent side effects, and reduce risk.

Injecting directly underneath the skin or not deep enough can lead to the Tyndall effect, or a bluish hue under the skin where the filler is visible. This can also make lumps and bumps more likely to be visible.

The injection process usually takes around ten minutes. With the Restylane Eyelight specialized technique used at Allure Esthetic, injectors use only one poke in the area between the under eye and upper cheek. Patients will likely see an immediate difference in their under eye appearance. Though, the final results will take around two weeks to fully settle.


Restylane Eyelight injections require little aftercare. Sometimes, an injector may recommend massaging the area to address lumps or help the filler settle into the ideal position. If a patient has a history of bruising easily, they may want to limit caffeine and the use of medications and supplements that can worsen bruising. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise for the rest of the day and may consider taking it easy for an additional day or two, though this is not strictly necessary. Patients can apply an ice pack to the area to address swelling or pain as needed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How Long Does Restylane Eyelight Last?

Restylane Eyelight can last up to 18 months. However, the exact amount of time a patient can expect to enjoy their under eye filler will vary based on various biological and environmental factors. Some people will simply metabolize the filler faster than others. Though, generally, patients can expect the filler to last several months because it is a firmer filler located in an area without routine or frequent movement.

2. Do Under Eye Fillers Reduce Dark Circles?

Yes, fillers may help reduce dark circles. With the added volume, light bounces off the under eye area differently. This means that shadows caused by eye hollows will dissipate and the under eyes will appear brighter. Sometimes hyperpigmentation causes dark circles. In these cases, a combination of filler and other professional skin procedures may provide the best results.

3. Does Tear Trough Filler With Restylane Eyelight Hurt?

Most patients only experience a small amount of discomfort during Restylane Eyelight injections. However, because pain is subjective and certain people may feel more discomfort due to various circumstances, Allure Esthetic offers multiple options to reduce injection pain. The Restylane Eyelight formula also contains a small amount of lidocaine for increased patient comfort.

4. How Much Is Restylane Eyelight In Seattle?

Seattle Restylane Eyelight treatment at Allure Esthetic starts at $900. Additional costs may be incurred with added procedures, multiple syringes, complicated anatomy, or other circumstances. Patients have access to financing options through outside financing companies and the Allē Rewards program.

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