Are undereye bags, dark circles, or hollows making you look tired when you’re not or older than your actual age? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Many people struggle with under-eye bags, which can add years to their appearance and leave them looking fatigued.
Plenty of effective treatments can combat this common concern. In this blog post, Dr. Gross answers 5 frequently asked questions about dermal fillers for treating under-eye bags.
1. How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers are injectable gels designed to add volume and smooth the skin. Many contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps maintain moisture and elasticity. When injected into the skin, dermal fillers replenish lost volume and smooth out wrinkles or creases, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
2. What Are Some of the Best Dermal Fillers?
Primera MedSpa offers several top-quality, FDA approved, dermal fillers to address under-eye bags effectively. Here are four popular options:
- JUVÉDERM®: This hyaluronic acid-based filler is renowned for its ability to restore volume and smooth out wrinkles. It provides natural-looking results and can last up to 1 year. This can be injected to the cheeks, to help the appearance of the under eyes.
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC: The first filler approved by the FDA to replenish volume and smooth under-eye hollows, VOLBELLA is a clear gel filler that lasts up to 1 year.
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC: Specifically designed to add volume to the cheeks, VOLUMA can also improve the appearance of under-eye bags. It provides a lifting effect to the cheek, supporting the under-eye area and softening the appearance of under-eye bags. It can last up to 2 years.
- Restylane®: Another hyaluronic acid filler, Restylane is known for its versatility and effectiveness in reducing the appearance of tear troughs under the eyes. It provides natural-looking results and typically lasts about 6-18 months, depending on the target area. Our skilled nurse practitioners have discovered that Restylane consistently delivers exceptional results in reducing facial aging, much to the delight of our patients who appreciate its remarkable longevity and the absence of long downtime associated with the treatment.
3. How Can Dermal Fillers Treat Under-eye Bags?
Puffy bags under the eyes cast shadows on adjacent tear troughs and hollows, making the bags look even more prominent. Dermal fillers restore volume to those under-eye depressions, leveling the skin and smoothing the area. By injecting the filler strategically, your nurse practitioners can restore a youthful contour and minimize the appearance of bags. The result is a more rejuvenated and refreshed look.
4. Which Dermal Fillers Work Best on Undereye Bags?
While several different dermal fillers can be used to treat under-eye bags, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC and Restylane and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC are often the preferred choices of our injectors. Their lifting properties and long-lasting effects make them ideal for addressing this specific concern. However, the best filler for you will depend on your unique needs and goals, so it’s essential to speak with your provider for personalized recommendations.
5. What Results Can I Expect?
After receiving dermal filler treatment for under-eye bags, you can expect a significant improvement in the appearance of your eyes. The treated area will appear smoother and more youthful.
Results are typically visible immediately after the treatment, and any minor swelling or bruising will subside within a 3-5 days. It’s important to note that individual results may vary based on factors such as your metabolism, lifestyle, and the amount of filler used.
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If you’d like to speak to us about how dermal fillers can enhance your appearance, call our Orlando-area office today at (407) 333-3040 or request a consultation. We’ll guide you through the process, address any concerns, and create a tailored treatment plan to help you look your best.