Juvederm is one of the most successful treatments for patients with concerns with how their under-eye area appears. Cosmetic concerns around the eye area are typically categorized into wrinkles and under-eye bags.
What causes under eye bags?
Like the rest of the skin and body, the area directly under the eyes is susceptible to the signs of aging. Due to the process of aging, structural tissues in the eye area weaken, including muscles that support the eyelids. Fluid and fat may then relocate and build up in areas such as the lower eyelids or below the eyes, causing puffiness and swelling. The swelling or sagginess, as well as the dark hollowness that appear under the eyes, are all what are considered under-eye bags. While these symptoms can be worsened by temporary factors such as lack of sleep, increased fluid retention, allergies, or lifestyle choices such as smoking, the main causes for under-eyes bags are aging and heredity.
How can Juvederm help treat wrinkles under the eyes and bags?
While surgery is an option in some cases, dermal filler treatment with fillers such as Juvederm is also a popular choice. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler that helps to fill in hollows within the skin to provide lost volume. When used under the eyes, Juvederm will help create a firmer, more rejuvenated look to the skin while also improving skin tone. Juvederm offers soft, natural-looking results that smooth depressions and correct the dark shadowing caused by these indentations.
What are some of the risks associated with Juvederm treatments for under the eye area?
Dermal filler injection treatment is a medical procedure, and like all medical procedures, it does come with a small amount of risk. Due to the sensitivity of the area, under-eye correction treatments can come with more severe risks.
Possible side effects of using Juvederm under the eye include:
- Blindness (very rare)
Blindness is very rare, and only occurs if an improper technique is used and the filler is injected into a blood vessel. This may results in scarring of the skin, or blindness if this error affects the eyes.
The most common inconvenience is obtaining an irregular or uneven result between the patient’s two under-eye areas. The under-eye area is trickier to treat as it requires more deep injection than many other areas, requiring the filler to be implanted near the bone. As such, the medical professional administering the dermal filler injections must have an extensive knowledge of the underlying anatomy of this area of the face.
Hyaluronic acid contained in Juvederm injections can be dissolved by using Hyaluronidase
The good news, is if uneven results come result from injection with Juvederm under the eye, its active ingredient hyaluronic acid can be dissolved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. If a patient is experiencing sharp pain, or a purple, lacy appearance in the injection site, then they should contact a medical professional immediately to have the filler dissolved. They can also have the filler dissolved in the event of an irregular correction. The most important factor is that patients seek an experienced, knowledgeable, and reputable doctor to perform the under-eye filler procedure.