5 Tips to Say Goodbye to Under-Eye Bags
While it might seem like they just became popular amongst the Kim’s and Kanye’s of the celebrity world, truth be told, tear trough injections and dermal fillers have been a secret weapon of Hollywood’s elite for more than a few decades. As we age, and the years take their toll on our once youthful skin, environmental factors, and poor sleep habits, amongst other issues, will cause those nasty under-eye bags and dark circles to develop over time. Other factors like water intake, sleeping habits, and straining our eyes can cause them to worsen. Coupled with normal facial volume loss (as a result of aging) will cause these dark circles to become larger bags, and empty hollows in the tear trough area below the eye. This saps us of our youthful vibrance, leaving us with an unhealthy, gauntly fatigued appearance. Well at Aesthetic Solutions, the top medical spa Forest Hills has to offer, they have mastered Hollywood’s age-old secret, and developed some of the best tear trough injections or fillers around! And their team of skincare experts is here to educate you on all there is to know about this invigorating use of injectable dermal fillers.
For years, while the Hollywood elite were using injectable dermal fillers and tear trough injections, the rest of society was relying on collagen creams, skin plumping serums, and even just covering them up with makeup. But as the aesthetic enhancement world has gone mainstream, and injectable dermal fillers have become popularized by everyone from soccer moms and grandmas, to high school seniors, more and more patients have realized how much they can be used for the treatment of under-eye bags and hollows. And as the top medical spa Forest Hills patients trust, Aesthetic Solutions is able to implement their many injectable dermal fillers to treat these issues. Check out these 5 important tips to consider before seeking treatment for your under-eye bags.
· Learn How it Works
As we age, our skin becomes depleted of vital skincare compounds like collagen and elastin. Collagen is responsible for providing our skin its volume, and its plump, soft, supple look and feel. While elastin keeps our skin tight and taught, with the proper texture. Without these compounds, our skin becomes vulnerable to outside environmental factors, and damage – experiencing something known as facial volume loss. Due to facial volume loss, and the skin becoming looser, empty cavities develop beneath the skin, causing wrinkles, fine lines, and under-eye hollows. Using these injectable dermal fillers, we are able to add volume beneath the skin, filling the empty spaces – this will in-turn, reduce the appearance of these lines and fill the under-eye hollows under the eyes.
· Choose the Right Filler
As the top medical spa Forest Hills has in practice, Aesthetic Solutions offers a number of different options for facial fillers. Some of the most popular fillers are Juvéderm, Restylane, and Belotero. These fillers use a Hyaluronic Acid base – HA is a naturally-occurring compound designed to heal certain soft tissue within the body by stimulating cellular turnover. It also provides our skin its hydration, as well as its plump fullness, and can even stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, over time. Considering these benefits, and the fact that it is a naturally occurring substance – it is definitively the best option for filling these under-eye bags.
· Pain & Other Side Effects
One of the most important things to be aware of before undergoing any manner of aesthetic enhancement, even something as minimally-invasive as tear trough injections, is that is can definitely be painful. Generally, the rule for facial fillers is that the thinner the skin, the more pain you will likely feel. The area beneath the eyes has very thin skin and is very sensitive to pain. To help reduce the pain however, you can apply topical numbing cream beforehand – this will at least reduce some of the pain. In addition to pain during the procedure, there may be some side effects to the facial fillers, depending on the patient and how much is used. These side effects include light to moderate: bruising, redness, bumps, and swelling – but these generally don’t last long, and will be gone within the first 1-3 days following the procedure.
· Know Your Provider Well
While this is definitely considered a minimally-invasive procedure, a lot can go wrong. Therefore, it is important to choose a provider or practice with a strong track record for results, solid reviews, and certifications showing their understanding of working with facial fillers. Because the injection is performed above the bone, but below the muscle, there is a chance of accidentally making contact with an important vein or blood vessel, causing both cosmetic and functional damage to the eye and its surrounding area. The best thing to do is attend consultations and get testimonials from former patients of a practice. Only choose those that do not have any red flags, like Aesthetic Solutions – their years of experience, and amazing track record of proven results has garnered them consideration to be the top medical spa Forest Hills has to offer.
· Expect Short & Long-Term Results
Some results will be visible instantly, but there will definitely be light swelling. Within a few days once the swelling goes down, you should get a full idea of the results (if not contact a doctor). Your under-eye bags should be pretty much gone, and over time any dark circles will be too. Results can last anywhere from 6-8 months, and even longer with Belotero.
For more information on tear trough injections and the treatment of under-eye hollows, contact Aesthetic Solutions NY today.