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Eye Bags Got You Down? How Can Dermal Fillers Help?

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There’s no bigger downer than looking in the mirror and seeing obvious under-eye bags that make you look more tired and older than you actually are. Under-eye bags are amongst the hardest to treat on your own. Even the most high-end skincare brands claim to have the cure with ingredients like caffeine, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin c, but they do nothing to improve the hollow circles.

At Bay Area Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard Gray offers dermal fillers to help smooth and relax under eye bags so you can look more rested, awake, and overall healthy. Read on to learn how customizable dermal fillers can help.

Let’s Talk Eye Bags

First things first, what are eye bags, and what causes them? Everyone has likely experienced under-eye puffiness at one time or another. Under the eyes can look puffy after crying, lack of sleep, during an infection, or during a particularly bad allergy season. Under-eye puffiness can often be confused with under-eye bags because both of these conditions look similar and can co-exist.

However, it’s important to understand the distinction between eye bags and eye puffiness because eye bags arise when there is a structural problem in the tear trough area and cheeks that, unless treated, will not go away on their own.

Can Eye Bags Be Treated?

Eye bags are due to a structural problem that takes place with skin laxity, fat pseudoherniation, and cheek sagging. Not much can be done about under-eye bags except to lift the lower eyelid and cheeks and remove orbital fat that is pushing outwards.

One of the best non-surgical treatments to lift up the eyelids and cheeks is dermal fillers injected directly into the under-eye region.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

For lost volume in the tear trough area, Dr. Gray uses the subtle filler known as Belotero. Belotero is a hyaluronic acid-based filler. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body that is responsible for drawing in water molecules to plump and hydrate the skin. Compared to other dermal fillers, Belotero is thinner in consistency, making it a great solution for treating the thin skin underneath the eyes or the delicate lines around the mouth. By using this and other versatile fillers, Dr. Gray is able to treat under-eye puffiness in a way that still looks healthy and natural.

How The Magic Happens

Dr. Gray will inject the filler under the fold between the lower eyelid and cheek. The under-eye filler will gently lift the tear trough area up to the lower eyelid and smooth out the deep shadows in the tear trough area where the puffiness is located. The results can be seen immediately and will last for 6 to 9 months.

Schedule Your Eye Bag Transformation Today

Dermal filler treatments are non-invasive, incredibly effective, and pose hardly any risks of complication. Contact Bay Area Plastic Surgery by calling (628) 265-0220 or fill out our online form today to get started.