Dark circles treatment: filler injection or surgery?

“You look tired”, have you heard this phrase many times? Dark circles and tear trough hollows usually make the face look tired and even older. If you are also involved in this problem and do not know the best way to treat it, read this article to get acquainted with the details of the treatment of dark circles and tear trough hollows from Dr. Leila Fard’s point of view.

What is the reason for the darkness and tear trough hollows my eyes?

Various factors cause the presence of these uninvited guests around our eyes. First of all, you should know that dark circles and tear trough hollows under the eyes are very common problems and you are not alone in this problem at all. Now let’s look at the reasons that contribute to the darkness under the eyes and the tear trough hollows:
“Genetic factors” are one of the most common potential causes of dark circles and tear trough hollows. After this powerful factor, environmental factors such as stress, sleeplessness, nutrition, and unhealthy lifestyle are the causes of dark circles and tear trough hollows under the eyes, which generally have unpleasant consequences for the health of the skin and body. So you need to avoid stress and irregular sleep cycles as much as possible. Physical factors such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and anemia also play a key role in causing dark circles and tear through hollows under the eyes. Now that you know where these dark circles come from, it’s time to get acquainted with the treatment solution.

How to treat dark circles and tear through hollows under the eyes?

Various treatment strategies are used to treat dark circles and tear trough hollows under the eyes, including:

  1. Gel and filler injection
  2. Fat Injection
  3. Surgical procedure
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The amazing therapeutic effects of filler injections

The choice of any of these treatments depends on several factors including age, underlying disease, sex, and skin thickness. Therefore, the treatment method is different and unique for each patient and it is not possible to make a definite opinion about the best and most effective treatment method without a face-to-face visit.

Is surgery more suitable for me or a filler injection?

The important thing about dark circles and tear trough hollows under the eyes and ways to treat it is the proper diagnosis for surgery or injection of hyaluronic filler. Your doctor will differentiate between cases that require surgery and cases that are suitable for filler injections based on a few key factors:

  • Age
  • The firmness and elasticity of the skin
  • The shape of the eye bag, puffy eye or dark circles, and the existence of each of these alone or together
  • Sagging in areas such as the cheek and tear trough, as well as the upper eyelid

After diagnosing and differentiating the type of problem around the eyes and whether this problem can be treated with a hyaluronic filler or requires plastic surgery, we move on to the next step. The next step is to use a high-quality hyaluronic filler that has a good molecular structure around the eyes. High-quality filler injection is a key point in achieving excellent results in the treatment of dark circles and tear trough hollows under the eyes.

What is the process of treating dark circles with filler injection?

Always in the first session, a maximum of 0.5 cc filler is injected on each side. After about 4-6 weeks, a reassessment is performed and, if necessary, a second injection is done.

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Improving dark circles and tear through hollows under the eyes with filler injection by Dr. Leila Fard

Dr. Leila Fard:
After injecting filler around the eyes, eat low-salt, vitamin-rich foods for 1-2 months to speed up the healing process.

Does injecting filler around the eyes have any side effects?

If your doctor does not have enough experience to diagnose the appropriate injection case, choose the right filler, and the scientific and accurate technique, there will be many complications, such as:

  • The blue color trace is called the Tyndall effect.
  • Puffiness, especially in the morning and after crying
  • Asymmetry, bullets, roughness, and distortion

Therefore, to prevent such complications, make sure that the medical center you are referring to is reputable, your doctor is qualified and the injection hyaluronic filler is good. If you have a question about how to determine the quality of injection filler, we suggest you read this article.

How long does a hyaluronic filler last?

The lifespan of hyaluronic fillers around the eyes is about 1 year, but their rejuvenating, anti-darkening and anti-wrinkle effects due to collagen formation last up to 3 years. The course of treatment is always long and you have to be patient to solve the problems around the eyes.

In general, injecting filler around the eyes to solve problems such as dark circles, tear through hollows, and wrinkles is one of the most delicate, specialized, and accurate treatments in the field of cosmetic medicine and it requires high skills and experience.

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