In the world of cosmetic procedures and skincare, some patients find it difficult to know exactly which treatment will be best for different areas of the face, and this is particularly true with tired-looking eyes. It’s common for patients to struggle with dark circles, age-related volume loss, and fine lines and wrinkles in the eye area. Often, treating these issues with topical eye creams and concealers alone isn’t enough. As we age, we lose collagen throughout the skin, particularly in the under eye area. Volume loss in the tear trough area which makes us look particularly tired, with a sunken-eye appearance.
The good news is, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have become a popular method to revitalize the under eye area without the need for cosmetic surgery. Hyaluronic acid fillers are injectables that use hyaluronic acid gel to stimulate collagen production in the skin, boosting volume to improve the appearance of under eye hollows, dark eye circles, and fine lines in the eye area. The most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are Restylane, and Juvederm, and each offers a slightly different formulation.
Restylane for under eye hollows
Each product in the Restylane family of hyaluronic acid fillers has a distinctive formulation to treat different areas of the face. Hyaluronic acid fillers restore volume loss and help the skin appear healthy and more well-hydrated. Restylane and Restylane Lyft are two popular formulations within the Restylane family that are commonly used to correct age-related volume loss. They are commonly used to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, such as nasolabial folds and under eye hollows. Restylane Silk is a less dense version of Restylane, primarily used to correct fine lines around the mouth and lips.
Can Restylane be used under eyes?
Restylane can be used under the eyes to restore volume, a great way to reduce the severity of under eye hollows. Often, “tired-looking” eyes or dark circles are caused by age-related volume loss in the tear trough area, which can create unattractive shadows beneath the eyes. Restylane is able to create fullness at and around the injection site, which in turns can reduce the appearance of hollowing or darkness in the under eye area. In order to create full eye area rejuvenation, many patients combine under eye rejuvenation with volume restoration for the cheeks or mid face with Restylane Lyft, which helps create natural results.
Is Restylane good for under eyes?
Restylane is a great option for treating under eye hollows without the need for invasive procedures. It’s an excellent alternative to more traditional plastic surgeries, such as a lower eyelid blepharoplasty, which involves health risks and requires substantial recovery time. In addition, Restylane can be used to restore volume to other areas of the face, and can be combined with other dermal fillers and rejuvenating treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, or chemical peels.
When it comes to injectables for tear trough rejuvenation, hyaluronic acid fillers are an extremely safe and non-invasive treatment. Also, hyaluronic acid fillers have the ability to be dissolved if the patient is unhappy with the results.
Can Restylane improve under eye bags?
Restylane is an effective way to improve the look of under eye hollows, and can also be useful in treating under eye bags. If your under eye bags are caused by age-related volume loss, or are due to the presence of small pockets of fat in the tear trough area, Restylane will be able to reduce their appearance.
Which Restylane for under eye filler treatment is best?
The original Restylane formulation is a great option for treatment in the under eye area, as it can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as restore volume loss with an incredibly natural result. Restylane Lyft is too thick a product for the delicate under eye area.
Who is a good candidate for Restylane dermal filler injections under eyes?
The best candidates for injectable fillers in the tear trough are healthy individuals who have noted volume loss in the under eye area. Also, the skin under the eyes should be taught. Excessive skin laxity under the eyes would preclude a good cosmetic results.
Tear trough correction with under eye filler
The process of tear trough correction with under eye fillers is very straightforward. First, patients would meet with the doctor and discuss their your aesthetic goals and your medical history. Your medical professional will then then customize a treatment plan that will best meet your needs.
For your under eye filler treatment, the medical professional will apply a topical numbing cream to the injection site in order to limit any potential discomfort. Restylane’s formulation also includes a small amount of anesthetic (lidocaine) to temporarily numb the treatment. Treatment can be applied via a fine-tipped needle, but the more common approach is through the use of a blunt-tipped cannula to avoid any potential bruising and to help with even distribution of the hyaluronic acid gel into the injection site. The treatment typically takes around a half hour, and patients can resume their normal daily activities immediately after departing the clinic.
How long does it take for Restylane to settle under eyes?
Most patients will experience immediate improvement in the look of their under eye area, after Restylane treatment. Some patients may experience minor side effects such as puffiness, swelling, tenderness, redness or bruising. These side effects typically dissipate within a few days to two weeks, at which point the optimal treatment results will be fully apparent. Usually, patients will return to the office after two weeks for a follow-up appointment to see if any additional treatment is desired.
How long do under eye fillers with Restylane last?
Patients can enjoy Restylane treatment results for approximately six to nine months. Results can last longer depending on how quickly the patient’s body absorbs and breaks down the hyaluronic acid, as well as on the pre-treatment condition of the under eye area.
Juvederm for under eye hollows
Juvederm is a popular line of hyaluronic acid fillers from the company Allergan. Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers can also be used in the under eye area as a way to reduce the appearance of eye hollows and create smoother, younger-looking skin in this area. Juvederm, like Restylane, has a variety of excellent hyaluronic acid filler formulas to rejuvenate different areas of the face. When it comes to under eye fillers, the best formulation depends on the specific goals and needs of each patient.
What happens if I am unhappy with the results of my Restylane under eye injections?
If patients are at all unhappy with treatment results, hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane, are completely dissolvable, by using an injection of hyaluronidase into the treatment area. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that naturally breaks down hyaluronic acid, and can be injected into the area of filler injection and completely dissolve the hyaluronic acid fillers.
How much is Restylane for under eyes?
The answer to how much Restylane costs for under eyes varies depending on how many syringes of Restylane for under eyes is needed. The cost of a syringe of Restylane hyaluronic acid filler can vary, depending on which type of Restylane is used, and if more than one syringe of Restylane is needed. It also varies depending on the desired outcome and size of the facial rejuvenation treatment. The cost for an experienced board certified dermatologist may be more than a nurse injector or spa/clinic.
How much Restylane do I need for the under eyes?
The answer to how much Restylane for under eyes is required is entirely dependent on the individual goals of each patient. However, in general, the amount of Restylane needed for under eyes is limited to 1-2 syringes to treat both eyes. The doctor will usually begin with placing just one syringe for the delicate under eye area and will review these results during the two week follow-up to ascertain the full cosmetic results and see if more product is needed.
What causes dark circles under eyes?
Dark circles under eyes can be caused by a variety of causes, from genetics to sun damage to unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking or drinking. However, most patients find that their dark circles are caused simply by natural, age-related volume loss.
For some patients, they may have dark circles under their eyes due to the development of actual darker pigmentation underneath the surface of the skin. In this case, dermal fillers may not be the best treatment option.
Is Juvederm or Restylane better for under eyes?
Doctors recommend different hyaluronic acid fillers for under eye treatment depending on the individual needs of each patient. Restylane and Juvederm formulations can be effective dermal fillers for the tear trough area. Restylane can offer volume restoration in delicate skin locations like the tear trough, and both Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft can be used to balance out the cheek area during an under eye treatment. When it comes to a personalized treatment plan, qualified medical professionals will carefully work with patients to evaluate all potential treatments and determine which is the best fit.