BAGS. Puffiness. Dark shadows. Circles.
Imperfections underneath the eyes have yet to become a way to impress anyone with how time-pressed and busy we are. They just make us look tired. Over the years we’ve been willing to apply almost any product to the thin-skinned half moons. Favorites include cold cucumber slices, eye serums with caffeine and Preparation H. Or there’s even the cosmetic surgery option of a blepharoplasty procedure, which removes excess skin and fat from the eyelids to make them look smoother. But recently another fix has emerged: a procedure called tear-trough fillers, during which hyaluronic acid such as Restylane or Juvéderm is injected on top of the orbital bone to make the eyes appear better rested.
Patients aren’t yet seeking tear-trough fillers, which can last from six months to a year, the way they might ask for Botox for forehead wrinkles, but they’re becoming more popular. For people who say they look tired when they are not, or that their eyes make them look older, this procedure provides immediate results and gratification. It is part of a trend against erasing lines one by one, as if filling in cracks in a sidewalk, and toward adding overall volume to the face in the contours like the cheekbones or eye orbitals. Techniques for injecting tear-trough fillers vary. Some doctors use round-tipped cannulas (after an initial needle puncture) which they said bring less chance of bruising, while others prefer regular needles to help them be as precise as possible in the area. The choice of filler differs as well, from Restylane to Juvéderm to other options. Discuss options today so you can stop looking tired, before any one else asks if you are!
Below patient photo: Before & After 1 Month
Restylane (Under Eye Filler) & Hydrafacial MD