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Restylane as a Filler for Under-Eye Circles

Published onMay 3, 2014

Dark circles under the eyes are a common source of dissatisfaction for many people of all ages. Fortunately, help is available for these circles under the eyes by treatment with the facial filler Restylane. Restylane is a member of the hyaluronic acid fillers family, which can be safely used to address a number of cosmetic concerns related to deficiency in facial volume. Fillers can be given by a comfortable injection on an outpatient visit to your doctor’s office, making treatment with facial fillers an attractive alternative to surgery for the right candidates. In fact, 92% of individuals choose to be treated at the time of the consultation.

How exactly does Restylane correct the dark circles under the eyes? You have probably already found that no amount of makeup or rest will eliminate the dark under-eye hollow, and that’s because the fundamental problem is not that the area is dark. There is also a lack of volume in the dark circle under the eye. That is why it is also called a tear trough hollow. That is why it is difficult to improve the situations with eye concealers. This is a common cause of dissatisfaction in our appearance, and it may impact the way others see us as well. Those circles make us look older than we should, even sickly. Studies have shown that it can affect how others perceive you at work and in social situations.

The hollow is assoiciated with the descent of the malar fat pad, which is the triangular region of fat on each cheek. This tissue contributes to a soft, full, and youthful appearance; and it also helps to maintain appropriate fullness beneath the eyes. With time, age, gravity, and stress, the malar fat pad can begin to fall, making the lower face fuller while the area around the eyes and cheekbones can appear hollow. Some people naturally have these fuller features associated with youth; but over time and with age, many individuals find that dark circles under their eyes become more and more pronounced. This eventual loss of facial volume can make you appear tired, worn out, older, and disinterested.

Thanks to the hyaluronic acid fillers, there is effective non-surgical help that can be better than surgery with very little down time.

Addressing the root cause of this problem requires restoring the lost tissue volume. We find that, of the excellent hyaluronic acid fillers, Restylane is most suitable for the region beneath the eyes. The skin in this region is very thin and sensitive, and the viscosity of Restylane makes it ideal for attaining smooth and natural-looking results beneath the eyes. Should any adjustments be desired later, the enzyme hyaluronidase can be used to break down or even “erase” the effects of the filler. As an adjustable, safe, nonsurgical cosmetic treatment with little-to-no downtime, Restylane is an excellent treatment option for those looking to refresh their looks without surgery. Facial fillers are also often used as a complement to minimally invasive surgery to achieve overall facial balance.

Facial fillers should be placed with meticulous care and precision, which is why it is always best for them be given by a specialized cosmetic surgeon who makes treatment with facial fillers a major focus of his or her practice. This is preferable to seeing a “lay injector” or visiting a medi-spa. A board-certified cosmetic surgeon—one with specialization in facial fillers and cosmetic treatments that achieve overall facial balance—has very specific surgical knowledge of the areas being treated. He or she can attend to the very fine details that can make the difference between good treatment, and great treatment. For results that restore a natural youthful appearance, seek help from the very best surgeon available. At a personal consultation, you can learn more about the cause of the dark circles under your eyes, and if improving your appearance with facial fillers is appropriate for you.

Author Bio
Dr. Kenneth D. Steinsapir, M.D. is an internationally recognized, board certified eye surgeon with fellowship training in oculofacial surgery and cosmetic surgery. He has a private practice in Beverly Hills, California, and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. His research, leadership, and practice emphasize facial balance, natural outcomes, fast recovery, and individualized treatment in a caring environment.