"It wasn’t, however, until I visited Clearskincare Clinics that I truly understood the root of my problem—and, more importantly, that it could be fixed in less than an hour!
It’s not just that my skin is both thin and pale, but that I also have something called a tear trough abnormality. This common occurrence refers to thinner fat pads underneath the eyes that make the area appear dark and hollow.
The cosmetic nurse suggested the injection a gentle type of dermal filler. A series of injections are placed under your eyes, allowing the filler to simulate the appearance of thicker fat pads beneath your skin. The 30 minute procedure depending on your facial structure, can last up to 9 months."
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why do some people get worse dark circles than others?
“Let me first say that “dark circles” is an umbrella term used to describe various cosmetic concerns around the eyes. There are many components to “dark circles”—especially genetics… Some individuals are born with less fat in the under-eye area and, thusly, have an indentation commonly referred to as a tear trough hollow… Everyone has a natural valley that sits atop the rim of bone that encircles the eye. This valley is a natural, normal contour… but some people have deeper valleys than others. Beyond genetics, though, dark circles can also be affected by things like sun exposure, allergies, dehydration and sleep.”
Do dark circles get worse as we age?
“Unfortunately, yes. Our tissues go through a phase called cellular senescence, cellular aging, where the cells that turn over aren’t quite as robust as previous ones. The goal here is to protect our assets by wearing proper sun block, eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated and getting adequate sleep—natural ways of maintaining our skin.”
Are there any side effects?
“The most common side effects are bruising, swelling and temporary discomfort at injection site. These can be practitioner, product or patient dependent. The most feared risks include accidental injection into a blood vessel which, if unrecognized, can lead to scarring, tissue damage and even blindness. These are extremely rare occurrences and internationally represent 0.001% of all injectable cases.”
How long does it last? How often will we have to go back?
“The longevity of the product is dependent on the individual’s characteristics. Most dermal fillers used in this area will last around 9 months to a bit over a year.”