The area around the eyes is one of the first places to reflect the tell-tale signs of aging. Bags, hollows, or dark circles under the eyes can make a person’s overall appearance look tired, haggard, and even unwell. Fortunately, various cosmetic treatments, including eyelid blepharoplasty and dermal fillers, can correct these issues to provide a younger and more rejuvenated appearance.
What Causes Bags and Dark Circles Around the Eyes?
The delicate skin around the eyes can change because of lifestyle, diet, the amount and quality of sleep, and overall health. Some people are even genetically predisposed to having excess skin and dark circles under their eyes. Age and drastic changes in weight can stretch and weaken the muscles around the eyes to create hollows or bags of excess fat.
Dermal Fillers to Correct Under-Eye Bags:
Injectable dermal fillers use synthetic or natural substances, such as hyaluronic acid, to restore lost volume and stimulate collagen production under the eye. A cosmetic surgeon strategically injects the filler under the eye to plump the skin, which eliminates hollows and reduces the appearance of under-eye circles. The results of dermal filler injections typically last about one year.
Fat grafting is another minimally-invasive method of rejuvenating the area under the eyes. A small amount of fat is harvested from the patient, typically around the flank or hips. The fat is then processed and injected into the area under the eye. The results of a fat graft last longer than injectable dermal fillers.
Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, provides a long-lasting solution to dark circles and sagging under the eyes. The procedure involves removing or repositioning excess skin and fat under the eyes. The redistribution of the fatty tissue keeps the eyes from appearing too hollow. The result is a smooth, youthful appearance. The incision is made along the inside of the eyelid, so the scar is completely hidden.
Choosing the Right Under-Eye Treatment:
Individuals who wish to undergo cosmetic treatment to correct dark circles or bags under their eyes should consult a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon like Dr. Robert Schwarcz to discuss their options. Dermal fillers, fat grafts, and blepharoplasty are all safe, effective procedures that can be performed in his offices in New York using a local anesthetic. The most appropriate treatment depends on the patient’s goals, the type of issue to be corrected, and how long the patient would like the results to last.
Contact Dr. Schwarcz’s Scarsdale or New York City practice today to learn more information regarding these cosmetic procedures.