5 Things to Know About Reducing Under-Eye Bags with Restylane Injections
Under-eye bags are some of the most annoying cosmetic issues around. We all deal with them from time to time, and while for the vast majority of us, they will disappear after a good night’s rest, for many, they are far more permanent and almost impossible to get rid of. For many individuals, either those with a chronic sleep issue, some type of skin problems, or just poor genetics, under-eye bags aren’t just a temporary problem that happens after a few sleepless nights. And for those of us with these issues, it can put a huge damper on our overall look and facial appearance. One of the biggest issues is that these strong under-eye bags are often resistant to conventional treatment and don’t react well to certain creams or ointments. However, at Aesthetic Solutions, they offer one of the best methods for treatment around, using Restylane injections. Yes, the very same Restylane injections that are used to combat facial volume loss, facial wrinkles, and deep expression lines, have been proven to be one of the most effective treatments for under-eye bags and wrinkles.
What are Under-Eye Bags and Hollows?
Under-eye hollows or bags are characterized by dark depressions underneath our eyes that are most commonly a result of being tired. However, in some patients they are more a result of genetics and or skin conditions in which the patient loses volume beneath the skin’s surface over time. This area is also called a tear trough, as it can become a depression in which our tears fall into when they become deeper and more spacious. When these depressions become larger and darker, they are more well contrasted to the surrounding areas of the face and make us look far older.
How Can We Get Rid of Them?
The best method to getting rid of these all-too-common tear trough issues, is using a dermal filler like Restylane injections, as they are able to plump up the skin beneath the surface and fill up any depressions that may result due to genetics, aging or other issues.
What is an Under-Eye Filler?
Essentially, Restylane injections and other injectable dermal fillers can be characterized as under-eye fillers. Generally, the best and most common under-eye fillers are those dermal fillers that are hyaluronic-acid based, such as Juvéderm or Restylane injections.
What is Being Used as a “Filler”?
As we previously stated, the best under-eye fillers are hyaluronic acid based injectable dermal fillers like Juvéderm or Restylane – therefore, the filling agent is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound that helps to pull in moisture and provide adding “plumping”. This also creates a more natural, full appearance.
How Long Do They Last?
Generally, most Juvéderm and Restylane Injections will last anywhere from 6 to 12 months when used to fill under-eye depressions and bags under the eyes. You will need to redo the treatment after that to keep similar results.
For more information on under-eye fillers, or to schedule a consultation with the team at Aesthetic Solutions, please contact us today.