If you’re looking to correct dark circles and hollows under the eyes, Restylane is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment for restoring smoothness and volume to the skin around the eyes. This treatment is an efficient alternative to under eye surgery that specifically targets dark circles that appear under the eye. At Indian Lake Medical Weight Loss & Wellness in Hendersonville, TN, we are proud to offer under eye filler for those who are dissatisfied with the appearance of under eye circles.
How Does Under Eye Filler Work?
Restylane is a dermal filler used to correct under eye hollows and dark circles that appear under the eye. When properly injected by a trained professional, this treatment can yield even more impressive results than surgery. Using this hyaluronic acid-based filler, the appearance of dark circles and under eye hollows can be improved dramatically. Under eye circles can cause you to look more tired or older than you actually are. For many, this innovative treatment has taken 10 or more years off of their appearance – without having to undergo an invasive surgical procedure.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?
This dermal filler is formulated using hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, meaning it retains moisture. The molecules of hyaluronic acid will fill in your under eye hollows with volume directly upon injection. Additionally, the hyaluronic acid injected into the treatment area will aid in stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. These ingredients are essential in maintaining your skin’s elasticity and structure. Together, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin are what create smooth, voluminous, youthful-looking skin. This treatment will deliver all three of these ingredients to your under eye area.
By adding volume using naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid, a sugar known for its skin-plumping properties, this dermal filler is not only highly effective, it’s also indisputably safe for use. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that naturally occurs in the body. It can be found in the synovial fluid of your joints, your skin, and your eyes. It is one of the ingredients that your body naturally produces to keep the skin moisturized, radiant, and plump. This formula is FDA-approved and unlikely to cause allergic reactions or other unwanted side effects.
The Benefits of Restylane
Because the tissue under the eye is very thin, there is no margin for error. Some dermal fillers are suitable for other regions of the face, such as the cheeks, because lumps and bumps naturally occur and won’t be visible there. While other fillers on the market may claim to be suitable for under-eye treatment, using the wrong filler can result in visible irregularities at the skin surface under the eye. The viscosity of this product makes it easy to mold and adjust the under eye area to the desired shape so you receive the best possible results.
A Non-Surgical Method For Under Eye Concerns
Some people may absolutely need under eye surgery due to the severe appearance of dark circles or a pronounced loss of volume. However, many are not able to undergo surgical procedures for a number of reasons. If you’ve had a negative experience with surgery in the past, emotional trauma may prevent you from accessing under eye surgery. Luckily, this treatment is a practical, effective, non-surgical way that you can address your under eye concerns.
What Is the Treatment Process?
The process is minimally invasive and can greatly improve hollows under the eye. Prior to your first appointment, we will book you in for a consultation. We believe in creating natural-looking results and compose each of our clients their own customized treatment plan. This plan will take into consideration your medical history, cosmetic concerns, aesthetic goals, and facial structure to ensure safety and effectiveness in your treatment.
How To Prepare for Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, we recommend you avoid taking blood-thinning medications for about 10 days before treatment. Blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, as well as many herbal supplements, can increase the risk of bruising. Red wine and other alcohols can also thin the blood and promote bruising, so it’s recommended to avoid consuming alcohol 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.
That being said, if you are taking prescribed medication to promote anti-coagulation, it’s important that you do not stop these medications without consulting your doctor. During our initial consultation, we will discuss your medical history and medications with you to ensure we balance your cosmetic needs and health issues appropriately. In some cases, it may be more appropriate to accept the risk of bruising than to stop using your medications.
Your First Session
When you arrive for your treatment, the under eye area will be cleaned and disinfected. A topical numbing cream may be applied to the lower eyelid skin to ensure you are comfortable during the entire treatment process. The hollow area is then carefully filled along the orbital rim, which is the safest area for injection. Your dermal fillers will be administered via a small injection through a fine needle. After the injection has been administered, your practitioner may gently massage and shape the treatment area to ensure a smooth result. Treatments generally take 15 minutes to half an hour to complete.
How Much Restylane Will I Need?
The amount of dermal filler required to treat your unique under eye concerns will depend largely on your facial anatomy. On average, most patients with dark circles require about 1 ml of filler under each eye. This may be the case for you, or you may need less or more depending on your specific case. During your initial consultation, our experts will be able to provide you with a more exact answer as to the required volume to address your specific cosmetic concerns.
If financial concerns are an issue, we can work with you to ensure you get the most from the treatment you are able to afford. We will be able to give you a precise quote during your initial consultation so we can ensure this treatment is accessible for you. Your skincare concerns are our priority and it is important to us to help you be able to achieve your aesthetic goals.
How Much Recovery Time Is Needed After Treatment?
One of the benefits of this treatment is that no downtime is needed to recover. You can drive yourself to and from the appointment, as you’ll be able to return to your daily activities immediately after treatment. Most recipients of this dermal filler will experience mild swelling for a day or two following treatment. The use of makeup such as concealer and foundation can easily camouflage this swelling during this short period of time.
Some clients who receive this treatment have reported minor bruising following their injections, though generally the bruising that occurs is not highly visible. This is not a serious concern, nor is it a common experience; bruising affects less than half of those who undergo this treatment. In the rare event that you do experience bruising after receiving your injections, these micro-bruises will disappear within two to three days following treatment. Following appropriate measures prior to your appointment, such as abstaining from alcohol, can greatly decrease the minor risk of developing bruises.
How Long Will My Results Last?
This cosmetic product is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar gel that occurs naturally. Because this substance already occurs in the body, these dermal fillers are extremely well tolerated. This allows clients to experience long-lasting results. Many of our clients who have received these cosmetic injections report experiencing the benefits of this treatment for a year or longer. The key to long-term, stunning results lies in the initial treatment. It is essential that you book your under eye fillers with a trained professional so you receive the proper amount of volume replacement in your first session.
Start Your Journey to Beautiful Under Eyes Today
This innovative under eye filler procedure can help you achieve your most desired facial improvements and aesthetic goals without the need for invasive surgeries. Whether you’re struggling with the appearance of under eye circles or have seen a loss of volume in your lower eyelids, Restylane dermal filler injections can provide a solution for you. We encourage you to take the first step to achieving your aesthetic under eye goals and contact the professionals Indian Lake Medical Weight Loss & Wellness in Hendersonville, TN to book your initial consultation today.