Dark Circle Treatment
Conveniently located to serve San Jose, CA
Tired of being told of being told you look tired?
Banish dark circles and hollowness Under Your Eye with Filler without surgery
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 does all the filler procedure by herself for patients.
One of the most common complaints that patients have about their eyes is the
appearance of dark circles under the eyes. But there are many factors can cause dark circle. 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 a weak cheek bone and deficient oribital 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.
Dr. Jane has successfully used facial fillers such as Restylane to restore the natural volume and improve the under eye hollowness. Under eye filler injections have minimized the appearance of persistent dark. Restylane and other HA facial fillers can be long lasting, even up to a year or greater. Under eye filler injection is quick, virtually pain free, and has little if any down time. During your consultation, Dr. Jane can thoroughly evaluate your specific concern and suggest the best possible treatment for under eye dark circles.
Under-Eye Fillers for Dark Circles
- Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is used in dermal fillers. Dr. Jane often combines with PDO thread for better and natural result.
- It can be used to restore lost volume and reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
- Results usually last for three to 12 months. Dr. Jane injects a dermal filler for dark circle and periorbital hollowness at three different levels from very superficially for fine wrinkles which goes away a little faster ( about 3 to 6 months) and into the muscle and right above the bone which lasts up to 6 months to 18 months. Maintaining is required for the best look.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A. Dark circles
While dark circles under the eyes can sometimes be the result of fatigue, allergies and dehydration, they are most commonly caused by the natural aging process. As you get older, your body produces fewer new skin cells, which can make the skin under your eyes thinner. You also start to lose the fat and collagen that help keep your skin elastic. As a result, the blood vessels under your skin become more visible, which can lead to darkening around the eyes.
Hyaluronic acid can be injected under the eyes to restore volume in the tear trough area. This essentially provides a layer between your blood vessels and your eyes, which helps reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Hyaluronic acid can also be used—often in conjunction with other treatments such as laser resurfacing—to treat under eye wrinkles. As you age, your body’s production of collagen, fat and elastin starts to decrease, which can lead to wrinkles under your eyes as the surrounding skin loses its elasticity. Hyaluronic acid works by restoring volume under the eyes, temporarily reducing the appearance of fine lines and static wrinkles.
In some cases, dark circles under the eye are caused by hyperpigmentation rather than volume loss. Fillers cannot resolve hyperpigmentation. Instead, you may want to consider laser treatment or a chemical peel. Talk to an experienced cosmetic provider for more information.
While fillers are often used in anti-wrinkle treatment, they don’t actively prevent new wrinkles from forming. Depending on the specific circumstances, botulinum toxin-based products such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin may be a more effective option.
A. A hyaluronic acid injection is a non-invasive procedure typically performed in your provider’s office. The procedure usually takes 30 minutes to 60 minutes from beginning to end.
Your procedure will begin with your provider cleansing the injection site with an antibacterial agent. Your provider may also apply an anesthetic to help reduce discomfort, although most people find that the injections are not very painful. The injections themselves take just a few moments, and are followed by a gentle massage while your provider positions the filler for best results.
Post-procedure, you may be given an ice pack to help minimize any potential swelling. Your provider may tell you to avoid touching the injection site for a few hours after treatment, and ask that you refrain from alcohol and strenuous exercise for the next few days as these activities increase the risk of bruising. For safety and best results, it’s important to always follow your provider’s instructions exactly as directed.
A. It’s important to note that dermal fillers are not a permanent solution to dark circles under the eyes. You can expect results to last for roughly six to nine months, after which time the hyaluronic acid will break down and be absorbed into your body. You can repeat the treatment if you wish to maintain results.
A. Under eye filler injections are generally considered to be very safe. Nevertheless, there are still a few important risks and side effects to be aware of.
Bruising is one of the most common side effects associated with hyaluronic acid injections. According to research from the University of California, some studies have found that bruising occurs in 19-24% of patients, while other investigations suggest the rate may be as high as 68%.Most patients find that bruising and swelling tend to disappear within a few days. Your doctor may recommend using Arnica cream to help reduce bruising and discoloration.
There is also a risk that the treatment may cause hyperpigmentation (darker patches of skin) due to how the skin reacts to trauma. According to research published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, people with darker skin are at greater risk of hyperpigmentation.
Dermal fillers can also cause bumps, lumps and other irregularities. Sometimes, these issues will resolve themselves within a few days, but if they persist you may need to follow up with your provider. Hyaluronidase can be used to safely dissolve hyaluronic acid fillers and reverse the effects of treatment.
A. Dr. Jane’s the most favorite fillers for under-eye injections is Belotero.