Sometimes called “the tear trough” treatment or the “under eye circle fighter”, at The Plastic Surgery Clinic and MD Beauty Clinic we offer under eye filler treatments that work to improve the look of dark circles under the eye. Many people with genetically inherited dark circles have tried countless creams and eye masks, only to discover that absolutely nothing works.
In the right candidate, under eye fillers can improve this condition. It’s also a great treatment for someone looking to restore youthfulness to the under eye area, as it smooths out lines and wrinkles and rejuvenates the look of the skin.
At The Plastic Surgery Clinic and MD Beauty Clinic we typically treat the tear trough area with Belotero Balance or Redensity II. Both fillers are specifically designed for the eye area.
Belotero Balance is a hyaluronic acid based filler, a natural occurring molecule in the body, that is especially effective for individuals with very fair and thin skin under the eyes. Because of the way that it’s manufactured, as a smooth gel that naturally embeds itself into the structure of your skin, it is unable to create what’s called the tindle effect, that bluish shadow or hue that so often occurs in individuals with very thin skin under the eyes.
Individuals with thicker and darker skin may be better candidates for Redensity II, which is a non-cross linked injectable filler. It lasts about 12 months and contains 14 essential nutrients that are already naturally present in the skin.
Most people who perceive dark circles have a natural hollowness under their eyes. Because the area above the depression is raised, a shadow is cast, making the hollowed area appear very dark. We inject under eye filler right into that hollowed area. Once it’s filled, the dark circles can be dramatically improved.
This under eye circle fighter treatment should only be performed by a licensed injector, or an aesthetic surgeon/dermatologist. The treatment takes about 15-30 minutes. Some patients book this treatment on their lunch break because it is so straight forward.
The best candidates for under eye treatment are those with a natural depression under the eyes. This hollowness may be very pronounced or it might be subtle. Your provider will be able to determine whether Belotero Balance or Redensity II can solve your dark circles. Both men and women are candidates for this treatment. Under eye hollowness may be caused by the natural process of aging, or it may be genetic.
Prior to receiving any injectable treatment your provider may ask you to refrain from consuming alcohol or taking any medication that might thin your blood for a few days before and after treatment to avoid bruising.
There is typically no downtime following this treatment. Some individuals perceive a small bruise that is easily covered by makeup. You can go back to your normal activities immediately following treatment.
One syringe of under eye filler costs $600 and will last on average between 6 to 18 months. Some individuals find it lasts up to two years.
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