Bags under eyes – Causes and symptoms –
Dark circles under eyes, also known as bags under eyes are commonly caused by tear-trough deformity. The tear trough deformity is a depression under the eyes which is often mistakenly perceived as just skin discolouration. In reality, the dark colour of the circles is often greatly exaggerated by a pronounced tear trough under the eye. The tear trough will deflect light, thereby creating a shadow and an apparent increase of dark circles under-eye and discolouration.
The nature of the tear trough deformity is very complex and often has multiple factors at play, such as genetics, ageing skin, and the unique anatomy of the area under the eye. Until recently, plastic surgeons have had limited options in improving tear trough deformity. Surgical options involved major surgical interventions with long downtimes and potential side effects.
These were the main reasons why most patients had to settle for living with dark circles under the eyes, giving them a chronically tired appearance. Recent advancements in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures have made it possible to significantly reduce dark under-eye circles caused by the tear trough deformity.
Under eye filler / Tear trough fillers to treat under eye hollows –
In the hands of an experienced appearance medicine professional, and with the use of the highest quality dermal fillers, the procedure takes only several minutes, with little to no downtime, and the results are a significant reduction in dark circles under eyes. Within minutes you will look younger, more relaxed and energized. Stacey has performed numerous such procedures. Her choice of filler for dark circles treatment is Esthelis or Redensity 2, which also contain ingredients to brighten and whiten area under the eyes.
If you are one of the millions of people who are bothered by their dark circles under the eye, please call us at 022 3837 968 to schedule a consultation with Stacey Power RN.
Is the procedure painful?
Since lidocaine is used to numb the treatment area, minimal pain is felt during the procedure.
How long is the procedure?
It takes an average of 15-20 minutes.
How long will the results last?
About 6-9 months.
What are the most common side-effects of dark circle treatment?
Mild, local redness and swelling are common in this particular area. Minor, temporary bruising is possible whenever needles are used in any skin procedure.
How long do the redness and swelling last?
Usually from 2 to 7 days.
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Local manifestations: inflammatory reactions (erythema, oedema, pain at the point of injection), haematomas, itching, temporary loss of sensitivity around the injected area, dyschromia, abscesses, indurations, nodules (possibly granulomas).
General manifestations: immediate hypersensitivity up to anaphylactic shock, migration of the implant.
Rare but serious adverse events associated with the intravascular injection of soft tissue fillers in the face have been reported and include temporary or permanent vision impairment or blindness, skin necrosis and stroke.
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