Your eyes can really be your highlighting facial feature. They can allure and charm with equal measure so it’s no wonder you’d want to take good care of them. That’s why baggy eyes can be such an annoying issue to deal with and take a serious hit to your self-confidence. While there are options out there to deal with baggy eyes, one of the most popular are fillers. Here’s what you need to know.
What are baggy eyes?
As we age, the muscles and tissues around our eyes begin to weaken. Over time, the fat that helps support our eyes fall to the lower eyelids causing puffing and drooping that we know as baggy eyes. Bags under our eyes can show themselves as mild swelling, loose or saggy skin and dark circles. It’s an unfortunate aspect of aging and happens to everyone. But with modern medical science, there are options to aesthetically reverse the process.
What are fillers?
Fillers are an increasingly popular anti-aging treatment that results in younger looking skin. They do this by adding volume to your face that smooths over aging lines while adding a youthful vibrance to your skin. They are typically used for the facial region and are a temporary solution, meaning it needs to be reapplied regularly.
What is Restylane-L?
Restylane-L is our go-to filler for baggy eyes and works incredibly well for mild wrinkles and folds. Because the eye region is so delicate, not all fillers are suitable for the job, making Restylane-L the stand-out option.
How can fillers help?
Fillers are a very effective option for dealing with baggy eyes without requiring more invasive solutions like surgery. It can help reduce the creases and lines that distinguish baggy eyes via strategically placed injections to achieve the right look. As a solution it’s a temporary one, allowing you to change your mind later or continue treatment depending on what you want.
Are they right for me?
If you have puffy bags under your eyes or dark circles, then fillers may be a good option for you. A good candidate should otherwise be in good health and have realistic expectations for this course of treatment.
What is recovery like?
Because fillers are an incredibly non-invasive procedure, there is typically very little downtime for recovery. In fact, patients should be able to go on with their regular life immediately after the fillers are done. However, they should wait at least 24 hours before engaging in a strenuous exercise.
Patients may experience some mild symptoms like redness and mild irritation but typically won’t have any serious pain.
How Long Do They Last
Fillers are not a permanent solution and therefore will need to be redone over time. Here are the durability lengths of some common fillers:
- Juvederm: Up to 24 Months
- Restylane: Up to 18 months
- Radiesse: one year or longer
- Sculptra: two years or more
If you are getting to the point in your life where baggy eyes have become prevalent, there’s no need to resign yourself to this change. With fillers, you can have a simple and painless way to get rid of the appearance of baggy eyes and dark circles and highlight your beautiful eyes again.
Glow Aesthetic Center in Encino, California is proud to offer free physical and virtual consultations on all prospective patients. If you are interested to see if an under-eye filler treatment is right for you, please call Glow at (818) 905-8815. You can also book your free consultation online by following this link.