Dark circles are known as the puffy, sagging bulges in the lower eyelid area. As people age, we naturally lose tissue, fat, muscle, and bone all over the face gradually over time. In general, dark circles physically occur due to loss of tissue volume beneath that area. This hollowing creates the appearance of bags or dark circles under the eyes. These bags under the eyes are more common as you age and perpetually make you appear older or more fatigued. Dark circles or eye bags are more widespread among people with darker skin tones and the elderly. People with darker skin because they are more susceptible to having more pronounced pigmentation and the elderly having saggier skin.
Dr. Kapoor of Beverly Hills Cosmetic Plastic Surgery can help you treat your dark circles to rejuvenate your face with a more youthful look!
Eye bags and dark circles can occur for many different reasons. The following are among the most common causes:
Excess fat or tissue in the lower eyelid pockets.
Hollowing and volume loss of the lower eyelid.
Hyperpigmentation of the skin.
Thin skin being more transparent.
Allergies, asthma, and skin conditions.
Dr. Kapoor will begin with an initial consultation and assess your situation. From there, the team at Beverly Hills Cosmetic Plastic Surgery will proceed with the approach deemed best. Most dark circle treatments generalize to one of two things of the lower eyelid: fat removal or filler injection.
This option will address those afflicted with larger pockets of fat, skin, and tissue around the lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery is the recommended approach to remove the excess fat help the region become smoother. An additional benefit to treating eye bags is that the darker pigmentation and complexion under the eye can improve as well.
Dr. Kapoor will use the latest minimally invasive techniques to ensure optimal safety and recovery with beautiful, natural looking results.
This option is intended for those who have dark circles due to volume loss and sagging, typically due to aging. Fat grafting is an option where we will safely repurpose your fat to fill the areas of hollow skin.
Injectable fillers are a popular non-surgical option to restore a youthful volume to the lower eyelid, cheeks, and midface. Fillers used today are comprised of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Hyaluronic acid will act as a vessel to deliver nutrient, hydrate the skin with better water retention, and serve as a cushioning agent. Another benefit of these fillers is that they can assist in stimulating your body’s natural collagen production for the areas treated.
Depending on your consultation, assessment, and aesthetic goals, Dr. Kapoor will recommend the ideal choice of filler and injection. There is very little pain associated with this non-surgical procedure.
The best candidates for dark circles treatment are individuals who have relatively good health and have realistic expectations for their ideal outcomes for this procedure.
For those receiving injectables, you can expect them to last between 18 months to 6 years, depending on the type of filler (Restylane, Belotero, Juvederm, Voluma, etc.).
You can expect normal swelling and pain to occuring in the treated area. Icing is important for alleviating pain as well as reducing the swelling and bruising.
A follow up appointment to remove the stitches post-blepharoplasty will take place after 7 to 10 days. Patients can expect to see results around 1 month once they are nearly fully recovered and bruising has subsided.
General bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the area is expected to last for only a few days or up to 2 weeks. In rare instances, some bruising may last up to 3 weeks.
Restore a youthful, vibrant look with Moein Surgical Arts. Dr. Moein and his staff will help you achieve your aesthetic goals.We advise you to request a consultation online. If you prefer, you are more than welcome to call our Los Angeles office at (310) 341-2506 and schedule your appointment.
*Individual results may vary.