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Banish dark circles and hollowness under your eye with filler without surgery
One of the most common complaints that patients have about their eyes is theappearance of dark circles under the eyes. But there are many factors can cause dark circles. Some dark circles can be the result of shadows from bulging under-eye fat or bags, or from under eye hollowness. Under eye hollowness can be caused by either weakcheekbones and a deficient orbital rim, or from deficient under eye fat. Frequently, under eye dark circles are the result of lower lid hollowness. This hollowness can even occur in younger patients and is often the result of decreased volume in the lower lid and upper cheek areas. This under eye hollowness is sometimes genetic.
Tear troughs, hollows, dark circles, and bags are common problems of the lower lids. Although these more commonly develop with age, they are not uncommonin much younger persons who inheritthem asa family trait. Moreover, thefundamental issue is that the bone under the eye has started to shrink and the soft tissues follow.
If you pursue this, you really want someone who knows what they’re doing. Injecting dermal fillers under the eye is, Dr. Jane warns, a very “technique-dependent” procedure. The filler needs to be injected deep under the muscle rather than into the superficial layers of the skin. An inexpert job can lead to puffiness. At Jenesis, Dr. Jane performsall the filler procedures herself.
It is very challengingto treat this region with fillers. If fillers are inadvertently placed too superficially, a bluish discoloration related to light scattering (a phenomenon known as the Tyndall effect) can occur, which can actually make the dark circles more prominent. If the fillers are placed only under the eye area without any supportive contouring on the lateral side of eyes and even mid cheeks, dark circle with filler inoculation will be looking heavier and cast more dark shadow. Dr. Jane has successfully used facial fillers such as Restylane Silk, Restylane Touch, or Beloteroin combination with a white colored and collagen stimulating filler such as Radiesseto restore the natural volume and improve the under eye hollowness with very minimal Tyndall effects (bluish hue from hyaluronic acid fillers). A more permanent and skin tightening effect can be achieved by performing PRP Rejuvenation or Mesolift technique to this area. ). Dr. Jane has been treating under-eye bags for years. With this eye rejuvenation technique, unnecessary lower eyelid surgery + orbital rim implantscan be avoided in many cases.
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A. Restylane is a cosmetic filler that was approved by the FDA in 2003 for the treatment of facial wrinkles. However, many doctors use Restylane for other treatments like lip enhancement or reducing dark circles under eyes. Restylane is made of a biodegradable hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance present in all living organisms. It works to provide volume and fullness to an organism’s epidermis.
Restylane is produced as a clear gel substance that is injected directly beneath the surface of the skin.
A. Like most fillers Restylane works to plump the underlying tissue in skin. However, Restylane is different from other dermal fillers in the way it permeates the dermal tissue and naturally binds to water molecules. The modified water molecules help assist in achieving and maintaining a natural looking volume.
Because Restylane is made of biodegradable hyaluronic acid, over time, Restylane is gradually degraded by the body and dissolves without any residue or trace. Therefore results are not permanent and a patient must seek treatment every so often.
Many doctors are treating dark circles with Restylane. As you age, skin underneath the eye thins and loses elasticity. It begins to look transparent and blood vessels underneath the eye are more visible; giving the appearance of dark circles. Restylane works to plump the hollow area under the eye so skin looks full and younger looking. Is it recommended? Although Restylane injections are used for dark circles, there are many risks and the companies that make the fillers do not recommend it.
As long as Restylane is being used for it’s primary purpose, treating facial wrinkles and folds, the risks are minimal. Remember Restylane is FDA approved only as a solution to treat wrinkles. There has been little research on effectiveness or risks in other Restylane treatments such as using it for dark circles.
Potential side effects are redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness and moderate pain. Usually these effects wear off in days but in sensitive areas such as the eye bruising can take 6-8 weeks to resolve. Also there has been cases where women report uneven healing in eyes; meaning one eye regains normal skin coloration while the other has an even darker discoloration.
Restylane for under eye circles requires great technique. Possible risks are doctors injecting Restylane too close to the skin’s surface; this causes a dark discoloration which can last as long as 6 months or permanently.