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The eyes and eye area on the face is a very visible feature. Often if this aspect of our appearance is not looking its best other people may comment that we are looking tired or worn out, when in reality we may feel absolutely fine. Even if nobody passes judgement, we know ourselves that puffiness and dark circles around the under-eye can look like we’re fatigued and make us feel older. Unfortunately, over the counter eye-cream and skin care products may not always be effective in addressing these issues, and we do not always want to rely on cosmetics such as concealer to mask the under-eye circles. For those individuals who have long term issues where the eyes consistently look tired with puffiness, or have dark circles surrounding them, this can be a cause for distress.

Before and after 1 syringe of Restylane in Tear Troughs (under eyes) and nasolabial folds

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Another problem that occurs is that as we age, fine lines and wrinkles can start to form around this area too. This can give the appearance of prematurely aging us especially if the rest of the face is wrinkle free and fresh looking. So, if the vitamin C, moisturizing anti-aging hydrating creams and eye masks aren’t solving your issues, it may be worth looking into what dermatology procedures can help reduce the puffiness and revitalize the under-eye area.

Under Eye Treatment for Eye Bags

If you are suffering from under eye bags there are a number of reasons why this may be occurring. Common reasons include age, smoking and sun damage. Unfortunately it is common for these three issues to exasperate the appearance of dark circles and discoloration in the eye area.

One of the reasons you can appear to have puffy eyes and dark circles under your eye area is due to a reduction of collagen in the skin. As this reduces, the skin in the area starts to sag and fluid retention can occur giving the “tired eyes” appearance. The good news is that there are some treatments that are available that can reduce this symptom and help kick start new collagen production in this specific area. Two specific treatments that can be used to get rid of dark circles are Thermage and the Fraxel Dual Laser. Learn more about what eye bag treatments are available and to understand what some of the causes of eye bags are.

Treatment For Fine Lines and Under Eye Wrinkles

If you’re experiencing fine lines and wrinkles on and around the under eye, or to the side of the eyes, which is a symptom commonly known as crow’s feet, then there are a number of treatments that can be used. Typically treatments are designed specifically for this area since the under eye has delicate skin so it is important to ensure that the right solution is used for your own particular symptoms.

Some of the common treatments that are used in the under eye area are Botox, hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Belotero injections. Each of these hyaluronic acid fillers offer different advantages depending on your own unique presentation.

The cause of dark circles under your eyes can be caused by several different factors. Many individuals think that the underlying reason may relate to lack of sleep or drinking too much alcohol, and although this may be the case, it is not always so. One specific treatment we recommend for dark circles and lack of volume under the eye area is Restylane, as this can help reverse the appearance of eye bags and dark circles in the eye region that a lot of people are self-conscious of.

For a reliable way to improve the appearance and brighten up the under-eye and lower eyelids then it might be worth putting down the tea bags, the cucumber slices and home remedies and instead speak to a dermatologist about what options are available.

Find out what under eye treatments are available or to find out how a particular cosmetic procedure could work for you and contact Dr. Michele Green at her New York based office by calling 212 535 3088 or contacting us online.

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