Undereye Hollows: The Problem We Don’t Talk About

Dermal Fillers | Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Inc | St. Louis MOWe tend to be very open about the concerns that we have about dark circles and undereye bags. However, many people are also plagued with a tired appearance because the area under their eyes looks hollow. Just as topical products do very little to reduce puffiness and fine lines beneath the eyes, they are also limited in how much they can improve hollowing that is related to fat loss. What does help this problem is dermal filler treatment.

Hollowing can affect all adults at some point. The question is how early cosmetic concerns appear. Studies suggest that people with fair skin and those who had a lot of sun exposure during childhood may notice hollowness beneath the eyes during their mid-thirties. Once the skin begins to age, hollowness often worsens progressively. The reason for this is that UV exposure degrades collagen, then the body needs collagen to firm the skin. Women, in particular, may also experience a bit of bone loss in the region around the eyes, and the fat pads in the cheeks decrease with age. This could sound like bad news, but it isn’t. Dermal fillers can restore smooth skin that makes the eyes appear well-rested.

Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are frequently used to correct age-related concerns around the eyes. These products come in varying consistencies to ensure the best outcome with each treatment. There are several benefits available with dermal fillers, including convenience and long-lasting results. Depending on the type of filler used, results may last up to 18 months. For patients who are familiar with the effects of dermal fillers, they may also consider fat injections for extended rejuvenation.

To achieve the ideal outcome, your doctor may introduce fillers into the upper cheek area to smooth the transition from the apple to the undereye. Additionally, patients can have fillers injected directly into the tear trough, the tissue directly below the eye that loses plumpness with age. Most patients can resume their normal daily activities right after treatment with minor side effects such as swelling or redness. The only limitations are to avoid direct sun exposure and strenuous activity for a day or two.

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