Using dermal fillers to disguise bags under your eyes is an effective, straightforward procedure. Dermal filler injections are applied using a tiny needle, with exact amounts applied delicately to each area under your eye to fill out depressions around bags. These depressions are what cause the baggy appearance of eye bags, since the sharp rise of the skin causes a shadow to appear. This is why eye bags appear dark and semi-circular.
What we are doing when we apply dermal filler injections to under eye bags is to reduce the angle of the ridge of the bags under the eyes. We can’t physically, with dermal fillers, reduce the bags under your eyes themselves, since this is caused by fluid, fat, and sagging skin, but we can augment the appearance of under-eye bags using a trick of the eye – reducing the shadows.
Why do we get under-eye bags?
The causes of bags under our eyes varies: these bags can appear temporarily when we are tired, or as we age due to fat protruding from the eye socket itself, combined with ageing skin that wrinkles and sags.
There are various treatment options available to us for under-eye bags, with dermal filler injections just one. We also have blepharoplasty surgery, which is a tidying up of the eye area, including upper and lower lids, using special techniques. We can also use skin tightening treatments and collagen boosters.
Dermal filler injections, however, remain one of our favourites for a temporary, effective treatment for under-eye bags.
Do under-eye bag dermal filler injections hurt?
The dermal filler injections are almost painless, though you will feel a pinprick or pressure as the needle enters the skin. These injections are comfortable, because we use numbing cream prior to injections.
How long until I see results from dermal filler injections?
You will see instant results from dermal filler injections at our Melbourne clinic because the dermal filler immediately fills out the required areas. These areas include tear troughs and any space where the fluid or fat behind the eye bag creates a steep ridge – usually around the semi-circle of your eye socket. This volume eliminates the shadow that makes your under-eye bags seem prominent.
What are dermal filler injections made of?
Dermal filler injections are made from different substances, but the type we use at ENRICH in Melbourne is a substance naturally found in the human body. This substance holds a thousand times its weight in water so is super hydrating to skin, is a nutrient transporter molecule between blood vessels and skin cells, and on top of that, this substance stimulates collagen and elastin production. This means our dermal filler injections improve your skin over time, as opposed to being a neutral ‘filler’ presence in your skin.
Our dermal filler injections can help reduce signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles, and stimulate collagen production for tighter, firmer skin that continues to improve over time.
Only doctors inject at ENRICH in Melbourne
Our Melbourne clinic has a policy of only allowing trained, experienced cosmetic dermatologists to inject dermal fillers into our patients. This means you get a doctor’s expertise in anatomy, physiology, and cosmetic injections. We believe this is the safest way to get the very best and most beautiful results for you.
We are expert cosmetic dermatologists.