One of our favourite treatments here at The Plastic Surgery Clinic is an injectable filler called Redensity II, designed to restore the signs of aging around the eyes as well as treat genetically inherited or age related dark circles.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Individuals who seek out this treatment generally describe themselves as looking tired, or having excessive bagginess and darkness under their eyes. The best candidates for this treatment are individuals who actually have a depression or hollowness in the area under their eye, often referred to as the tear trough area. Some cases of darkness under the eyes are the result of skin thinness, absolutely. But more often than not, this darkness is the result of a depression or hollowness (which may be very large and noticeable or very small). When the surrounding tissue is higher than the depression, a kind of shadow is cast on this area, making it look dark. When we inject Redensity II, we can fill the hollowness, and reduce this effect of a shadow being cast upon the tear trough area. Additional benefits of the injection include a softening of fine lines and wrinkles and an overall brightening of the skin around the eyes.
Men and women are equally affected by tear trough hollowness. Some hollowness is the result of aging and volume loss as we get older, but many individuals experience this issue as a result of genetics. We can treat both kinds of hollowness, and we treat men as well as women.
How Does the Treatment Work?
How your treatment is performed may depend on the clinic and the injector. Some injectors use a cannula, and some prefer regular needles. The injector’s preference might also change depending on your facial anatomy. The treatment itself is straight forward and takes about 15-30 minutes. The majority of patients find it extremely comfortable.
When Will I See Results?
Results are immediate and can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Most patients do not see any bruising or swelling in the area and go back to work immediately after the treatment is over (so long as you follow our pre and post treatment instructions!).
If tear trough darkness is a concern for you the best thing to do is to schedule a complimentary consultation so that you can discuss your options.