Plastic Surgery Blog: Under Eye Circles and InjectablesPosted on June 5, 2017
Under eye circles can be a source of dissatisfaction for many women when it comes to embracing their appearance. Once a woman is self-conscious about her under eye circles they become the first thing she sees every time she looks in the mirror. According to recent industry article a particular woman was so distressed about her under eye circles that she decided to seek out a solution. In the October issue of Marie Claire the woman tells her story. The woman describes her under eye circles as having the appearance of manholes with deep purple half-moons. She insisted that she was not sleep deprived and considered herself well rested even though she was a working mom; however, she claimed that people constantly told her she looked tired. She confessed to having tried every concealer on the market from cheap brands all the way up to the fancy French brands sold only through upscale department stores. She even resorted to wearing glasses as a cover-up even though she did not need them to improve her vision. She made an appointment with a board-certified physician who informed her that she had little fat or collagen in the area below the eyes. This made the facial muscle that looks purple visible beneath her skin. The doctor informed her that genes are primarily to blame however alcohol, smoking, quick weight loss and lack of sleep along with dehydration are also factors. The single most impactful culprit is one none of us can avoid, which is aging. The doctor recommended Restylane injectable to improve the area. After having the procedure performed, the patient reported that she did not see a noticeable difference. She did feel that with concealer they were better. There are other ways to deal with the problem of under eye circles. Blepharoplasty is effective if the reason for the appearance is due to eyelid “bags”. Dr. Kim explains to patients that it may take combined solutions to correct the problem completely. For example a chemical peel or laser may be effective after blepharoplasty or injectables. Patients who are concerned with the appearance of their eyes should contact Dr. Kim and schedule a consultation to see which procedures are best for them.