The area beneath our eyelids but above the high point of our cheeks often give away our age by appearing dark and more hollow over time.
Eyes show age just like skin. Whether you are experiencing eye bags, hollows or eye wrinkles, there are effective options to rejuvenate the eye.
The ageing process means we lose elasticity in our skin leading to sagginess but we also lose volume as fatty tissues start to break down over time. In the under eye area this leads to an effect of hollowing or the creation of what is known as a tear trough. Over time, more of a shadowing or dark patch will become more and more prominent making patient’s often look older than they really are and adding to a gaunt or skeletal look.
Treating the under eye area therefore can result in a fresher more youthful look in one of the key areas that our friends and family all tend to notice – our eyes.
Treating the under eye area
The area between the lower eyelid and upper cheek is known as the tear trough. As we get older this area becomes deeper, darker and more noticeable with dark circles or shadows.
Treating the tear troughs is an advanced non-surgical procedure and the experience of the clinician is key in order to prevent lumps, bumps and unwanted side effects. This is why all the Looksforever doctors are specifically trained in how to carry out effective tear trough rejuvenation procedures.
The Looksforever doctors use a smooth injectable gel known as dermal filler in order to raise the hollow/valley just beneath your eye to be back at the level of the surrounding tissue. This has the effect of smoothing your skin and reducing the shadow, dark area, and impression of hollow eyes.
Does treating the under eye area hurt?
No, there is actually little or no pain reported by most patients. We apply a local anaesthetic in the form of a numbing cream around the eye area prior to the treatment to make it comfortable for you.
Who is treating the under eye area for?
The technique is ideal for anybody who is struggling with dark shadows, hollows or ‘bags’ beneath the eyes.
They may find that they look tired all the time, even when well-rested.
How long do the results last when treating the under eye area?
Results when treating the under eye area can last from 1-2 years, depending on the patient. When results fade with time, treatment can be repeated and indeed adjusted to suit the patient.
Why choose Looksforever for treating your under eye area?
Looksforever specializes in Botox and dermal filler injectable procedures. Our doctors together carry out literally hundreds of successful dermal filler procedures each month meaning they're highly experienced at what they do.
Who's not suitable for this treatment?
Some people may not be suitable for this procedure and alternative treatments may be required. Patients who have fat deposits or excess saggy skin beneath the eye may not be suitable. Booking a free consultation though is the best way to find out for sure the treatment, which is most suitable for you.
What side effects might there be?
Some bruising and redness is common after this kind of dermal filler treatment of the under eye area, but typically resolves within a week. Patients should bear this in mind if they have an important event or holiday coming up.