As we age, our skin begins to lose volume. This shows through wrinkles, facial lines, and dark circles under our eyes.
The aging process is natural and unavoidable. But that doesn’t stop many people from wishing to restore their youthful appearance with cosmetic surgery.
But surgery is not always necessary. One option to help in the battle against aging faces are injectable fillers. Keep reading to find out about undereye fillers for dark circles!
What are Fillers?
Injecting something under your eyes doesn’t sound like it would make them look better. But using fillers actually does help restore a more youthful appearance!
Cosmetic fillers smooth out wrinkles and increase skin volume. The reason they are so effective is that they are made out of acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a chemical found naturally in the skin. It soothes inflammation in the skin, moisturizes, and, of course, has anti-aging properties. It is widely considered to be a necessary ingredient of anyone’s skincare routine.
Hyaluronic acid physically holds onto water molecules. This is what makes it such a potent hydrator.
Our skin’s inability to keep moisture as we age is one of the biggest reasons the classic signs of aging show up. Even though most fillers are made out of the same substance, not all fillers are made the same.
The size of the particles used in the filler matters. For undereye fillers, the size is smaller.
How Do Fillers for Dark Circles Work?
For fillers to work on dark circles, the acid is injected in gel form into a small layer. This is between the skin and the visible blood cells.
The injections do cause some minor swelling and bruising, but will clear up within a few days. The treatment itself lasts between 6 months and about a year, depending on your body’s metabolic rate.
The procedure is simple and fast, although having needles around your eyes may make you uncomfortable. The injection will not be very painful and only lasts a few seconds.
The great news is, results are almost instant, so you should be able to notice a difference right away! But filler won’t work for everybody’s dark circle problem.
Filler works best for dark circles that occur when there’s a loss of volume. They can sometimes treat puffy eyes as well.
Fillers will not help with areas of skin that naturally have darker pigmentation. In this case, the filler will actually make it worse.
Make sure you are seeking any cosmetic advice or treatments from professionals so you get the best results. Schedule an appointment with the oculoplastic specialists at Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons to learn all you need to know about this procedure.
If fillers for dark circles aren’t right for you, you can learn about the other cosmetic services we offer. If you are not happy with the way your undereye fillers look after the injections, you will not have to wait to have the problem fixed.
An enzyme called hyaluronidase can be injected into the previous injection site. This will counteract the acid.
Ready to treat your dark circles? Schedule a consultation at Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Chevy Chase, MD to find out more!