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Is an Under Eye Filler the Answer to Youthful Eyes? (Get the dish here!)

If you have had it with concealers, wishing that you could just go about your day without having to blend so much makeup just to cover those dark undereye circles – we get you. It’s frustrating how this can easily send the wrong impression. No, you did not pull an all-nighter but your eyes seem to tell a different story everyday!

So, how do you fix something without having to keep on sweeping it under the rug? This is where an under eye filler comes in to save the day. If you haven’t considered it yet, allow us to give you the real scoop on what this treatment can do and how it can be a smart solution against that stressed-out look.

What’s keeping you in the dark?

Before we give you the facts, let us first understand the potential causes behind your problem. Late nights isn’t always the reason behind your dark undereye circles. The skin around your eyes are very delicate and it can easily get affected by several factors which can result in pigmentation problems. Let’s first take a closer look at other potential causes:

Allergies

Whether it is food, environmental, or seasonal allergies, these can all trigger the release of histamines in the body which causes blood vessels to dilate. Since the skin around the eyes are the thinnest in the body, any swollen blood vessel underneath may come off darker than the rest of the face. An allergic reaction may also cause congestion which increases the blood flow to the nose creating a dark or purple tint.

Genes

In some cases, your DNA may also increase your likelihood of getting dark under eye circles. These hereditary characteristics, which are often common among those with Mediterranean decent, can run in families. Unfortunately, in this case, no amount of beauty sleep may help you avoid the problem.

Aging

As we age our skin loses its elasticity and ability to regenerate resulting in it becoming thinner. This is why, more often than not, the elderly people tend to have prominent periorbital dark circles even if they are getting ample sleep.

Makeup

Makeup is supposed to cover up those dark circles, right? That’s probably why we spend so much money for brands that can give good coverage. But, are you really doing yourself a favor? Some makeup products like concealers, eyeshadows, or mascara can irritate the skin. The allergic reactions may take the form of dark circles around the eyes which could be worsen by rubbing and scratching. If you notice that your eyes tend to tear up after wearing that fancy new mascara, then better steer clear.

Lack of Sun Protection

If you are not so keen on protecting your eyes while out and about outdoors, then you are slowly giving those dark under eye circles the opportunity to form. Repeatedly exposing this thin and sensitive area not only harms the skin but it also causes blood vessels to dilate and increase blood flow which will only worsen your case.

Bone Structure

Bone Structure In some cases, those annoying dark under eye circles may not have something to do with your skin. Rather, it could be because of your bone structure. Some people have deep tear troughs under their eyes, where the shadowing and indentation creates the illusion of pigmentation.

How can dermal fillers help for dark undereye circles?

Dermal fillers help fix this problem by adding volume to the lower eyelid tear trough area which, as mentioned earlier, starts to lose volume as we age. The gel filler is painlessly administered using a fine needle once the areas has been thoroughly anaesthetized with an anaesthetic cream.

It will help replenish the lost soft tissue volume in the area which results in a fuller and more contoured appearance. Usually, this procedure will take around 15-30 minutes. The results can be observed after treatment, giving you a fresher and youthful appearance without any downtime.

The precise amount of dermal filler for dark undereye circles will largely depend on your facial anatomy. This will be determined during a professional assessment by the doctor. Patients with average dark circles will need about 1ml under each eye. Even just a small layer of hyaluronic acid gel can already create a lift to the delicate skin, away from the blood vessels. The area may appear red and bruised for a day or two, but as soon as these go away the area will appear noticeably brighter.

How long does the results last?

How long dermal fillers last will depend on a variety of factors, but in general, it will last for over a year. The fillers will get broken down by the body and the effects will fade over time. However, you can always go back for touch-up treatments.

Dermal fillers are not permanent fixes for dark under eye circles, which is why it is necessary to get repeat treatments every six months to a year. For a more favorable outcome, it is recommended that you get new dermal filler injections before the effects fade. Instead of putting your face through a constant roller coaster from looking youthful to old, it is

If you are open to dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle cosmetic injections to fill in some problem areas before they worsen, be sure to take it up first with a trained and certified doctor. Book your consultation with Dr. Daood today and discuss your concerns and their potential solutions in detail.