As if lines, wrinkles, and gray hair weren’t enough, many women and men also get dark circles under their eyes as part of the natural aging process. You tend to lose fat and collagen in your face as you get older, and your skin becomes thinner. As a result, the bluish-red blood vessels under your eyes become more visible.
You may have heard how dermal fillers can help replenish volume loss in your cheeks, plump up sagging skin, or smooth out lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth, but did you know some dermal fillers can also help erase those dark circles under your eyes?
Here at MDCS: Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, our team of skilled dermatologists offers Belotero Balance® to remedy those dark, under-eye circles. Explore how this FDA-approved dermal filler can brighten the area around your eyes for nine months or more.
Dark circles aren’t always from lack of sleep
While your sleeping habits can contribute to under-eye dark circles, your raccoon-eyes may also be the result of heredity, allergies, and smoking. Even if you get enough sleep — although more than one-third of Americans don’t — loss of fatty tissue and volume around your eyes and age-related changes to your facial structure can make you appear as if you stay up too late every night of the week.
Covering your dark circles with concealer every morning can be frustrating and time-consuming. When your dark circles are ever-present, dermal fillers like Belotero Balance can help you streamline your morning routine so you look refreshed anytime of day.
Belotero Balance is a hyaluronic acid filler
Of course, if you’re going to be injecting something into the delicate tissue around your eyes, you want to know what’s in it and how it works. Belotero Balance contains hyaluronic acid — a naturally occurring substance in your body. Hyaluronic acid helps lubricate your joints and keeps your skin hydrated.
As you age, your body produces less hyaluronic acid, which can lead to dry, loose skin that’s not as supple as it once was when you were younger. When your provider at MDCS injects Belotero Balance into the area under your eyes, this smooth, flexible gel blends into the natural structure of your skin and gently fills in your under-eye circles. It hydrates the area and looks and feels natural.
What to expect during your appointment
Typically, the procedure is fairly quick and easy, and it’s relatively pain-free. If you’re concerned about pain, though, we can apply a numbing agent before injecting the solution into the area under your eyes. Depending on your under-eye circles, you may receive 3-5 injections per side.
Using a very small needle, your doctor carefully injects the clear gel solution beneath your skin to fill in the hollow area. A gentle massage may also help smooth out your skin and evenly distribute the Belotero Balance gel.
Immediately following your appointment, you may experience some mild swelling and discomfort at the injection sites, but this is temporary and typically resolves itself within 24 hours. During that time, you should avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, and alcohol.
That’s all there is to it. Belotero Balance injected under your eyes helps make your dark circles disappear. The experienced team of dermatologists at MDCS expertly injects the solution exactly where you need it for the maximum benefit so you get lasting results.
If you’re tired of spackling concealer under your eyes every morning and retouching your makeup after a workout or before you go out to dinner, Belotero Balance can be a lifesaver. Find out if it’s right for you by calling one of our New York City or Long Island locations today. For your convenience, you can also book online anytime.