Dark circles, under-eye hollows and eye bags are not easy to treat but are an extremely common problem in the aging face. This can be a tricky area that often gets ignored by medical aesthetic professionals due to lack of confidence and the belief that there are only surgical options to correct the problem. A surgical blepharoplasty, while helping to remove loose skin, often can lead to the under eye looking more hollow. At ReNue, I offer a non-surgical option for treating dark circles, hollows and bags under the eyes.
It has taken me over 16 years to understand how this area can be treated using the 3 pillars of cosmetic rejuvenation:
- Treating lines and wrinkles with BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Filling, lifting and tightening with Juvéderm® Voluma
- Thickening and tightening the skin with TRL resurfacing lasers
Most under-eye areas can be helped with a touch of BOTOX® to reduce some of the squinting motion around the eye.
The biggest impact in treating the under-eye is through the strategic use of dermal fillers, specifically Juvéderm® Voluma. By treating the lateral cheek area and the mid-cheek area directly below the eye we can get dramatic improvement in the under-eye area. Sometimes small amounts of filler need to be injected directly in the under-eye hollows to complete the correction.
Finally, the skin often needs to be thickened and tightened with a resurfacing laser.
Treating the aging under-eye can be one of the most satisfying of all non-surgical cosmetic treatments. It has taken years to master how we approach the area at ReNue.