What are those Dark Shadows Under Your Eyes?

Dark circles under eyes are usually caused by a number of reasons:

  • Vascular congestion
  • Pigment, resulting partly from broken capillaries caused by vascular congestion and weakness of capillary walls.
  • Thinning of the skin, making the congested capillaries more visible
  • Volume loss caused by aging, with hollowing of the areas under the eyes
  • Genes due to natural bone structure

Even though most of the time these dark eye circles usually aren’t a medical problem, this sunken, shadowy appearance makes your look tired (as if you did not get enough sleep) and older regardless of the age or how well you may actually feel.

Can something be done to improve this appearance?

You bet there is! Each of the factors listed above can be addressed:

  • There are effective skin care products which will deal with the broken capillaries. Products containing Retinol will cause the pigment to fade and will stimulate collagen production, improving quality of the skin. Skin brightening compounds will also help reduce this pigmentation. These products should be used under medical direction as improper use may cause skin irritation in this sensitive area.
  • Lasers can also be used to deal with both pigment changes and congested capillaries.
  • Soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm™, Radiesse™, Estelis™, Sculptra™, and many others, can be used to provide support and restore youthful fullness, reducing or eliminating the sunken and hollow areas.

Dangers and Risks of using Fillers to Correct the Teat Troughs

Filler injections have been a popular cosmetic procedure in recent years. Even though they are generally considered safe, your safety and results greatly depend on the injector’s skills & talent.

Besides checking out our insider’s view on cosmetic injections for a more comprehension guide in choosing your injector, consider these risk factors before jumping into an eye treatment:

  • Rare risk of blindness (which can occur if filler enters and blocks the blood vessels feeding the retina)
  • Skin death due to vascular blockage or occlusion
  • Malar edema (occurs when the filler compresses and stagnates the already sluggish lymphatic flow, causing a persistent puffiness right atop the cheekbones)
  • Nerve injury, lumps and swelling
  • Fluid fluctuations causing that water-balloon effect
  • Contour irregularities

How you can avoid the pitfalls?

The importance of choosing the right type of fillers is crucial. A thin, soft gel that absorbs little to no water, like classic Restylane and Revanesse Versa can reduce the water-balloon effect from happening. Patients with thicker skin and a glaring lid-cheek divide may require a different denser type of filler to produce satisfactory results.

Choosing a skillful and experience injector is very important as he knows the properties of different fillers and how to get the injection right. Based on your unique skin type and facial anatomy, he’ll choose the right type of fillers for you and know how to minimize the chances of complications and risks.

Treating the under-eye requires finesse and expertise. At Medical Spa Club, our experienced doctor Paul Pinkhasik is specialized in cosmetic injections. Schedule a consultation today for an eye-brightening fix!

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