Under Eye Bag and Dark Circle Treatment
Dark circles below the eyes are, in fact, shadows created by deep tear troughs. The tear trough creates a divide between the lower eyelid and the cheek, which makes the eyes appear aged particularly if the tear trough is deep. Dark circles and under eye bags can be aesthetically treated without involvement of plastic surgery.
PRP injections and FDA approved Restylane dermal filler are two safe and effective non-surgical treatments to reduce under eye bags and dark circles. Board certified plastic surgeons at MBody provide these procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding locations.
PRP Therapy for Under Eye Rejuvenation
PRP or plasma rich platelets are separated from the patient’s own blood through a unique centrifugal process. The PRP contains natural growth factors to trigger the body’s healing process. In recent years, PRP therapy has been used successful to reverse the signs of facial aging, including under eye bags and dark circles. Patients who do not want to undergo plastic surgery are benefitting from PRP based facial anti-aging treatments.
PRP growth factors will promote the production of fresh collagen in the skin and generate new capillaries. At the same time, they will support cellular renewal in the areas where PRP injections are placed. The procedure is minimally invasive and safe for sensitive areas such as around the eyes because it involves body’s own components.
If the eye bags are significantly large or prominent, or dark circles are highly visible with conspicuous discoloration, the patient may need two to four PRP injections or even more in a few cases. The treatment may be combined with Restylane dermal fillers to fill the hollows in the tear trough area for more uniform looking and comprehensive outcomes.
Restylane Dermal Filler
Restylane is the most reliable and time tested facial filler injection, which is considered ideally suited for under-eye rejuvenation. Restylane gel is based on hylauronic acid, which is a biocompatible substance requiring no allergy tests. Therefore, for the sensitive skin below the lower eyelids, Restylane can be used as a safe and predictable treatment.
Patients who are bothered by the appearance of dark circles due to depressions below the eyes or those who have bulging fat pockets in the lower eyelids can benefit the most from Restylane injectable tear trough treatment. Restylane is ideal for under-eye rejuvenation because its gel has the right consistency that supports natural rejuvenation in the tear trough.
Restylane also provides longer and more sustainable results in the under eye area. Patients should note that all hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers may not be appropriate for the delicate under eye area. Some of them may cause a hydrophilic plumping effect if used below the eyes. Such puffy appearance may persist for months, and may also have other undesirable side effects.
Mbody plastic surgeons provide a combination of PRP and Restylane injections to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and nearby areas.
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