One of the most obvious signs of ageing is changes to the thin skin in the area just underneath the eyes.
Some people inherit genetic tendencies to dark circles or deformities in this area, (known as the ‘tear trough’); others develop them as a consequence of natural ageing.
Dark circles, the shadowy grooves under the eye, are usually the result of reduced blood circulation. Blood with a low oxygenation level looks more blue/purple, and as the skin under the eye is so thin you can actually see the darkness through the skin layer.
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Hyaluronic acid replaces lost volume
Hyaluronic acid is produced by the body naturally, but production slows down with age, causing skin to become dehydrated. It loses volume and goes from being plump and firm, to saggy and weak.
Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which when injected helps attract and hold moisture, literally filling in the skin from the inside out.
Treatment must be customised for every patient, and no everyone is a candidate for injectable fillers. Some people with tear trough deformities may also have discolouration; nodules or fat deposits in the under-eye area, so a thorough consultation is required to find the best solution for your particular case.
Fillers designed for use in delicate areas like the lips or tear trough region come in a gel form, and are placed quite deep into the skin, close to the bone in a series of injections.
Cosmetic Doctor use Juvéderm products, and the skilled injection of hyaluronic acid gel like Juvéderm Volbella makes an immediate difference to the appearance of ageing under the eye.
The gel forms little pads inside the skin and help supplement the volume; fill out depressions and hydrate the skin. Injecting it also stimulates further production of collagen, the natural scaffolding network that maintains firmness.
Advantages of Volbella for eye bags
One of the most satisfying results of using a filler like Juvéderm Volbella in the tear trough region is the immediate change in appearance.
The procedure takes about 15 minutes, and is performed with meticulous care to reduce the risk of bruising (although some bruising is normal and will resolve by itself).
Another advantage of Juvéderm Volbella is that it lasts for ages; up to a year for most patients as the hyaluronic acid contained in the filler gradually breaks down. Recovery time after the procedure itself is negligible, and the results are soft and natural.
Volbella uses Vycross technology, which produces a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for minimal swelling, and also contains Lidocaine (a numbing anaesthetic) to make the procedure more comfortable for the patient.
If for any reason the result is not to your liking, Volbella can be reversed using hyaluronidase which smooths out the area in a day or two. Your satisfaction is the primary goal at Cosmetic Doctor, so if you’d like to find out how you can achieve a beautifully rejuvenated look just call 01 685 3100 to book a consultation.