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The Injectable Treatment to Soften Dark Under-Eye Circles

The Injectable Treatment to Soften Dark Under-Eye Circles

Your eyes are a prominent feature influencing your facial aesthetics. That means they influence the impression you make on others too. If your eyes are plagued by dark under-eye circles, you can quickly look worn out and a lot older than you feel. 

At Advanced Eye Center in Hialeah, Florida, ophthalmologist Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, PLLC, helps women and men soften those under-eye shadows with dermal filler treatments designed to restore lost volume and fill in dark circles. 

Here, learn why those dark shadows happen and how fillers work to banish them.

Why under-eye circles happen

Lots of issues can cause or contribute to dark circles under your eyes, including lack of sleep, illness, sun exposure, and even genetics. But for many people, dark circles and a hollowed-out appearance go hand-in-hand with a culprit none of us can escape: aging.

As you get older, your skin decreases production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its firmness and suppleness during your youth. When you’re young, collagen fibers join together to form networks that support your skin and help it look smooth and plump.

As you age, collagen production slows down. Sun exposure plays a hand too, weakening and destroying collagen fibers. Over time, that decline in collagen leads to a loss of skin tone that can leave hollows and shadows under your eyes.

At the same time, your skin loses its natural volume. The fatty tissue under your eyes can drift downward or disappear, leaving more of the underlying veins and darker tissues visible under your eyes — and suddenly, you look tired and older.

How dermal fillers can help

Dermal fillers can be an ideal solution for your under-eye circles. That’s because these injectable products work in a couple of key ways to “undo” the effects of aging on your skin.

First, dermal fillers provide an immediate effect by “plumping up” volume in the hollowed-out under-eye area. Restoring volume helps hide dark tissues and veins and also provides better light reflection, so the skin under your eyes looks lighter, smoother, and even.

At the same time, filler injections create a sort of controlled injury to your skin that promotes natural healing responses, including ramped-up collagen production. Over time, the increase in collagen can help prolong your results, maintaining a refreshed, more energetic, and youthful appearance.

Better still, dermal filler treatments can be repeated to prolong your results. While fillers can last for several months — even more than a year — eventually, they do wear off. Repeat injections help you maintain your results as long as you’d like.

Enjoy brighter, more youthful eyes

Don’t let your eyes make you look older than you feel. Dermal fillers are just one way we can help your eyes look their youthful best. 

To learn more about fillers and other options tailored to your individual aesthetic goals, call 305-707-6011 or book an appointment online with Dr. Belalcazar today.

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