Dark circles treatment around the eyes, hollow eyes and bags under the eyes are problems commonly seen as people age. They could be normal signs of aging, but start being a problem when they start to appear at a much younger age. No wonder, a huge chunk of people lining up to get fillers for dark circles are younger people.
Despite the different names – dark circles or bags under eyes, puffy eyes, or hollow eyes – all these conditions can generally be vastly improved by skillful injection of dermal fillers.
What causes dark circles?
This could be due to genetic factors, conditions such as chronic allergies, and congestion. In addition, dark circles may also be caused by lifestyle choices and habits such as smoking, too much sun exposure without adequate protection, excessive alcohol or coffee consumption, chronic dehydration, stress, and sleep deprivation.
Whatever the cause may be, bags under the eyes and dark circles contribute significantly to make the face appear much older. They are caused by stress and also cause stress to anyone who has them, which explains the surging popularity of fillers for dark circles.
The appearance of bags under the eyes and dark circles around the eyes are often related to a combination of underlying problems. This includes loss of volume under the eyes and near the cheeks, specifically the movement and loss of fat pads under the eyes, as well as the sagging of skin around the eyes especially the lower eyelids. This could also be caused by pigmentation changes, such as hyperpigmentation and melasma, along with broken blood vessels, and thinning of the skin around and under the eyes. The result is the darkening of the skin and bulging or puffiness of the area under the eyes.
How do fillers for dark circles work?
Given the central role of volume loss in the development of dark circles and hollow eyes, the injection of dermal fillers is a mainstay of treatment for these conditions. This lift can greatly improve the appearance of bags under the eyes.
Another approach is filler injection in the cheeks area. This treatment can generate additional lift to smooth out the bags under the eyes. Even when the problem is primarily the bags and puffiness under the eyes, careful injection of filler around and below the bags can unify and smooth out the lower lid-cheek complex, effectively masking and concealing the bags and puffiness under the eyes.
What are the risks to the procedure?
The injections are performed using flexible micro-cannula for less discomfort and bruising and better results. It should be noted that due to the sensitive nature of this procedure and presence of blood vessels under the eyes, injection of dermal fillers in the under the eyes are and tear troughs should only be performed by highly experienced and skilled physicians, with a great understanding of the anatomy of the region.
To minimise the risks, one should always choose to have the procedure at a licensed clinic with board-certified cosmetic doctors. An experienced doctor will likely charge more for the treatment, but it should not bother you. When it comes to your skin, you should never compromise safety for cost.
Make sure you’re getting hyaluronic acid fillers.
Most doctors use hyaluronic acid dermal filler for your under eyes, especially if it’s a patient’s first time. It’s worth inquiring during your consultation to be sure. The benefit is that this material can be easily dissolved with hyaluronidase (an enzyme already found in our bodies) should you not like the results or want to take it down a touch.
How long does the effect last?
The filler isn’t permanent, but it does last longer under your eyes.
There’s no definitive answer to the question of how long injectables last; absorption varies from person to person. However, your cosmetic doctor can provide you with a more definite timeline. There are cases where a patient has to go back for another injection to prolong the effects. However, this will greatly vary and will always depend on a number of factors, including your aesthetic goals.
To ensure the best results, Skin Club highly recommends scheduling an initial consultation with your cosmetic doctor before confirming the procedure. During the consultation, your doctor will provide you with everything you need to know and also ask you about your needs. This is where we align your goals with the treatments so we can meet your expectations. In the case of fillers for dark circles, we look into your medical history and lifestyle to ensure we give you the best treatment possible.