Under-eye bags can be addressed with some simple dermal filler injections to the tear troughs.
Bags under the eyes occur because, over time, the structures that hold the eye and the surrounding protective fat pockets in place start to loosen. Under-eye bags can also appear when we are tired or unwell, which is normal and natural, however when the former starts to look like the latter – even if you feel great – some people opt for treatments that can minimise under-eye bags. Treatment of the tear troughs, specifically, using dermal filler injections can make a big difference.
There is no need for surgery – in fact, undereye bags can be better managed with these tear trough dermal filler injections, available at our Melbourne clinic. The treatment takes less than half an hour, and involves several strategically-placed injections of dermal filler. The dermal filler we use is naturally found in human tissue, and holds a thousand times its weight in water.
A tear trough is the little depression that acts as a runway for a tear as it comes out of the inside corner of your eye and down your cheek. If you use dermal filler injections in those tear troughs, the appearance of the skin under the eye immediately shifts, becoming less of a half-moon and more like a natural gradient from your eye to your jaw.
Some people have a greater propensity to bags under their eyes than others – this is genetic and cannot be helped no matter your age or how much sleep you get. More severe bags under the eyes may require more advanced treatments, since they are part of your natural facial furnishings, which you will see reflected back at you when you look at your family.
Eyebag removal surgery involves a small incision along the lower lash line to remove some of the fat that lies beneath, however you need a very experienced surgeon to avoid post-surgery skin wrinkling around the eyes due to the tightening of the skin, and a possible change in eye shape. The bags may return, and the price tag can be prohibitive. This does not mean under-eye bag surgery cannot be very successful; it just means there are other options before surgery.
Tear trough dermal filler injections can create a more youthful appearance. There is a slight pinch as the injection goes into the skin, but the treatment is very quick.
Dermal filler injections work on the appearance of the skin itself, but can’t always remove dark shadows – these dark circles may need other types of treatments, since sometimes they are caused by allergies or some other internal factor. The dermal filler injections may reduce dark circles by creating more of a cushion between the blood vessels causing the darkness and the outer skin.
The effect of dermal filler injections into the tear troughs lasts nine to 12 months, and there is no downtime – walk in and walk out, with lunchtime appointments at our Melbourne clinic available. Side-effects may include a small amount of bruising and slight swelling, but this tends to be mild and resolve quickly. Dermal filler injections are considered a very safe cosmetic treatment, and if for some reason you don’t like it, there is an enzyme injection that dissolves the dermal filler on the spot. But, we think you’ll love it!
We can get rid of the bags under your eyes.