Is it common to treat dark circles under the eyes?
The treatment of dark circles under the eyes is complex and is an area that patients are often unaware can be treated. It affects both men and women and especially young patients who genetically have the area of dark circles marked, sunken, depressed and denotes an aspect of fatigue or having slept poorly. Therefore it is an area that can be treated and that we can improve, but patients usually do not know that it has an easy solution.
What is the treatment of dark circles under the eyes?
The treatment of dark circles under the eyes consists of injecting a resorbable material, such as collagen or hyaluronic acid adapted to the area. It is a treatment that is very grateful, the patient sees the result immediately, although it is true that it is an area that is anatomically complex and requires expert hands and an appropriate product in order to have good results.
Is anesthesia necessary?
It is true that the area of the dark circles under the eyes is an area where the treatment can be performed without any type of anesthesia. If the patient is particularly sensitive to pain, a topical anesthetic in the form of a cream can be used. It should also be borne in mind that the hyaluronic acid that is usually used for this area already has the anesthetic incorporated, lidocaine, and therefore makes it a quick and virtually painless treatment.
What results can be achieved?
The results are excellent from the first session. It is an area that must be treated gradually and progressively, that is, we cannot over-correct in the first session. It is usually performed between one and two sessions, maximum three. The results are excellent and patients are satisfied from the first moment. Keep in mind that in this area of the eye area the skin is very sensitive and thin and can leave some bruising with the puncture and / or edema in the first days after treatment, but we are always talking about reversible side effects and transitory in time.
How long does the effect of the treatment last?
The duration of the effect depends on the amount of product injected. As we have mentioned before, it is an area that we cannot over-correct, that is to say, we must do the treatment gradually and progressively to find the exact dosage for the patient. The duration will also depend on the product. The product we are using is not a highly cross-linked product due to the fact that the skin is very thin, therefore, it is a treatment that lasts depending on the combination of the two factors mentioned above. It is usually performed once or twice a year to maintain an optimal result.