I am not a fan of needles. I cry when the doctor has to draw blood. So I am very terrified about putting needles in my face. When I was younger I was always against plastic surgery. I thought, “Why don’t people don’t just like who they are, the way they are?” When I was being treated by an acupuncturist, without me being aware of my dark circles, he pointed them out to me and said if you eat a few servings of fish a week that’ll go away. My name is Jennifer. I’m 36 years old and today I’m getting tear trough fillers. As I am approaching 40 I do start to rethink my thought of never doing any cosmetic procedure. I don’t wear makeup so this is an alternative to that. Something to boost up my appearance as I’m getting older. I do hope that it will reduce the amount that I am self-conscious about my dark circles. I don’t know that it will, but I am willing to try. I love the under eye filler procedure because the results are really instantaneous. Hi, I’m Dr. Annie Chiu and I am a board-certified dermatologist at the Derma Institute. I went to Stanford for medical school and I’ve been practicing cosmetic dermatology for 10 years now. Some people genetically just have a little bit more hollowing under the eye. Knowing that it does dissolve naturally over time, can you tell based on my skin type how long it might last? Yeah, under eye fillers typically last between nine months to a year for the average person. It can be longer if you’ve done it over a period of time. I’ve never had any cosmetic treatment before. Invasive or non-invasive. Alright. I do anticipate being very nervous. We put a little numbing under the eye. And then use a little tiny pilot needle just to create a tiny opening. And then we insert a flexible tube-like structure, it’s kind of like a straw, called a micro cannula. And you just glide under and place the hyaluronic filler where the defect is. You’re doing great. Little pressure. Do I look like an alien? No you don’t, it looks awesome. We’ll get to the other side and we’ll make it smooth and easy. You should feel a little pinch. We’re done! We are going to ice the area. It was uncomfortable. I definitely felt the pressure and I felt a little pain. Looks awesome. Afterwards though, I mean, it’s amazing the difference. That’s so crazy. I corrected her today enough so she could definitely see a result right off the bat. I think it’s important to do it in stages so you don’t over traumatize and have too much swelling. The difference that it made is huge to me. I love dermatology because we are honored to be able to make patients feel more confident and fabulous about who they are in their skin. Thank you for watching Refinery29. To watch more videos click here. To subscribe click here.