Dark under eye circles and sunken hollows
WHAT IS Dark under eye circles and sunken hollows TREATMENT
The cause of the dark circle can be hereditary, stress, weight loss related or age related and tends to occur where loss of volume in the eye area, and in the cheek area leads to a sunken hollow eye socket and a deep indent where the lower eyelid meets the cheeks. This is called a ‘tear trough’. Dermal fillers specifically made for the under eye area lift and soften the appearance of tear troughs creating a brighter, fresher wide awake look.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Tear trough treatment involves placement of dermal filler under the eye. The dermal fillers we use are made of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid which is non animal based in origin. When placed in the under eye area they lift a sunken tear trough and brighten dark circles.
Where there is loss of volume in the tissues below the tear trough, in the cheeks or midface, replacement of this lost volume can also improve the appearance of the tear troughs and this is called an indirect tear trough method and maybe indicated as a first line measure in correct management of the tear troughs to give you a better, safer, longer lasting treatment result. An assessment is always carried out to ascertain your requirements, and decide on the best approach to suit you.
HOW IS THE TREATMENT ADMINISTERED
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS
5 minutes per undereye
Approx 12-18 months
Immediate and improves over 4 weeks. Lifts sunken hollows and brightens dark circles under the eyes.
What is the best age to start Botox?
The best time to consider having Botox® is when you begin to notice that dynamic lines and wrinkles – these are the wrinkles that only appear in movement (such as smiling or frowning). This usually happens in your mid 30’s though it varies from person to person dependant on genetic and lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, stress and smoking. Botox® works best at this stage, rather than waiting and trying to treat deep lines where the collagen in the skin is already damaged and the wrinkle appears even when your muscles and face is not moving!
The longer you wait, the more invasive the treatments for wrinkles become – for example dermal fillers are used when Botox® will not suffice.
What areas can you treat with Botox?
Areas that Botox can treat include:
Frown lines – the lines that appear between the eyebrows
Crow’s feet – wrinkles around the eyes
Forehead lines- Those lines that appear when raising your eyebrows
Bunny lines – on the side of the nose when smiling
Necklines – horizontal ‘necklace lines’ and vertical ‘platysmal bands’ (Nefertiti Neck Lift)
Marionette lines- to lift upturned corners
Enlarged jaw muscle – due to excessive grinding
Hyperhydrosis- excessive sweating
How can Botox treat migraines?
How can Botox treat excessive sweating?
What is the Nefertiti Neck Lift?
How can Botox treat a gummy smile?
What are the do’s and don’ts after having Botox?
DO use the muscles we have injected in the hour after treatment eg if you have had your crows feet treated, plently of smiling is recommended as research has shown this encourages a quicker uptake of the product.
– lie down for 4 hours
– do ecessive exercise for 24 hours
– rub your face for 24 hours
– don’t have excessive alcohol on the day of the treatment.