When you see someone, the eyes are often the first part you recognize. But as we age, the eye area in general can start to look a little tired, and there are a few different symptoms that can start to occur over time. The good news is that there are a number of different eye rejuvenation treatments available that can improve the overall appearance of the eyes.
The area immediately under the eye area can suffer from a few specific issues, such as a general darkening of the skin. Other problems involve issues where the under-eye area can appear “sunken” and this occurs due to a general thinning of the collagen in this area, which naturally occurs as we age. There are a number of treatments available that can help counter this.
What causes dark circles under eyes?
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.
Restylane is made of “Hyaluronic Acid” which is a naturally occurring substance. The way this treatment works is that Restylane is injected into the under-eye area to help add volume and fullness to the eye bags and tear trough area. This treatment uses a micro-needle which helps reduce the discomfort from the injections. Because Restylane uses a naturally occurring material, it can be used on most patients and side-effects are minimal. Some redness and swelling may occur immediately after the treatment but this tends to resolve quickly.
Restylane for the under eye is a temporary treatment, but the results can be seen almost immediately. In addition to this, the results post-treatment generally last six months or longer. Once the results from the procedure have started to decrease then the treatment can be carried out again to maintain the appearance.
Is Restylane the right option for me?
Restylane may not be for everyone, so the best course of action if you wish to have treatment on your eye area is to talk to Dr. Michele Green about your requirements. In many cases, Restylane is a good match for this type of issue, but other treatments or combinations of treatments are available which may be better suited. For example, if you are looking for other treatments to compliment Restylane and help improve the overall appearance of the facial area, a popular option includes Botox which can be carried out in the same appointment to save time.
Before and after 1 syringe of Restylane in Tear Troughs (under eyes) and nasolabial folds