The demands of daily life and our endless to-do lists can get overwhelming at times. This daily stress can also influence our ability to sleep well and rest, resulting in puffy eye bags and dark shadows beneath our eyes, making them look sunken and tired all the time. While these can also be projected as a sign of being busy, you surely don’t want this to become your trademark look, do you? More so, when you actually wish to look fresh and lively!
There are myriad options available over the counter for dark circles and puffy undereye bags, from creams to serums and what not. But these may not always be effective, if the root cause of your dark circles is loss of skin volume below the eye area. Thankfully, there is a better dermatological fix to this: dermal fillers. But before we look at how these can help, let us look at what causes undereye circles to develop in the first place.
The real reason for undereye circles
Lack of adequate sleep isn’t the only cause. It is common knowledge that as we age, our skin loses its elasticity and volume. This is quite prominent on our face and especially the area around our eyes, where the average thickness of the skin is around 0.5mm, which is just a fraction of what the regular skin thickness is. This is the main reason why dark circles and other issues occur more frequently on this area of the facial skin.
Another possible reason for a sunken eye appearance could be bone loss around the eye socket. This is a common occurrence post 35 years of age, caused by a decrease in the number of bone regenerating cells. As a result, the bone scaffolding that holds our tissues and fat in place reduces, and we see undereye wrinkles, crow’s feet and skin folds.
The cause notwithstanding, dermal fillers are a quick and long-term solution to undereye dark circles.
How dermal fillers can help
Dermal fillers can help restore plumpness and elasticity to the undereye area, and provide a lift that can make you look refreshed and youthful, almost instantaneously. This has become a popular non-surgical approach to correct dark circles and sagging undereye skin.
It is a very quick, and almost painless procedure and is often completed in only a few minutes. In most cases, you can walk out within 30 minutes and resume with your regular day. Depending upon the intensity of the treatment, the results can last anywhere between 6 to 24 months.
Why it is important to visit a reputable clinic for undereye dermal fillers
The area under the eyes is sensitive, as it also conceals blood vessels and nerve endings, and the smallest mistake can hold some serious risks. For this very reason, it is essential to visit an experienced practitioner if you wish to do this procedure.
At Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic in Melbourne, we use a biocompatible compound in our dermal fillers. This naturally breaks down and disappears from the body over time, making it completely safe and non-toxic. These fillers also allow for natural facial expression, and do not give away the fact that you had any procedure done!
All in all, dermal fillers are a great way to boost the skin’s natural ability to fight signs of ageing. If you are keen to experience what dermal fillers can do for your face, just call us for a free, no-obligation consultation at any of our conveniently located locations across Melbourne – Collins St CBD, Hawthorn, Mt Waverly and Viewbank.