Do you struggle with dark circles under your eyes, despite being well-rested? If you’re tired of fielding winks and questions about what you did the night before, we can eliminate those dark circles using dermal fillers.
At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh offers an extensive array of services that are designed to help our clients in The Woodlands, Texas, tackle cosmetic concerns, both large and small. And while dark under-eye circles may qualify as a small issue, they can have a surprisingly large impact on your overall appearance.
Here’s a look at how you can say goodbye to dark under-eye circles with dermal fillers from leading manufacturers Restylane and Juvéderm.
The road to darkness
There are many reasons why dark circles can form under your eyes, and it doesn’t always stem from fatigue. To start, the skin under your eyes is very thin, which means that blood vessels and darker tissue below the surface can show through more easily.
This effect can worsen as you age because your tissue thins even more due to a natural loss of collagen and elastin, which are the proteins responsible for the support in your tissue.
As well, and here’s where sleep comes in, if you aren’t well-rested, your eyelids can become puffy and cast shadows over the areas below your eyes, creating that darkened look.
If you suffer from allergies, you may also be more prone to dark circles because your blood vessels dilate in response to histamines.
Rounding out the list of the most common culprits behind dark under-eye circles are simple genetics. You may have inherited thinner or more pigmented skin under your eyes, which no amount of rest can offset.
Seeing the light
While dermal fillers are widely recognized for their efficacy in re-establishing volume in your face, especially in your cheeks, lips, and the deep folds around your mouth, they can also help with dark circles.
Since the tissue under your eyes is so sensitive and thin, we turn to two products that offer refined hyaluronic acid, which allows Dr. McHugh to add volume under your eyes without creating a lumpy effect.
The products Dr. McHugh uses are from the leading manufacturers in dermal fillers — Restylane and Juvéderm. Using Restylane Silk, Dr. McHugh adds just enough volume to the tissue below your eyes to hide the blood vessels below and eliminate any shadowing. Juvéderm’s Volbella accomplishes this same goal.
Both of these products use a refined version of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in your body that retains moisture. With these finer versions, Dr. McHugh can add just enough volume to dark under-eye circles to even out the skin and create a better tone.
The dermal fillers take just minutes for Dr. McHugh to administer, and the effects are almost immediate. The results are yours to enjoy for up to a year, at which point you simply return for another round of injections.
If you’d like your eyes to be as bright and alert as you feel, contact us at 281-444-3733 to set up your dermal filler appointment. Or you can request a free consultation using our online scheduling tool.