Dark circles under your eyes after a great night out with friends are to be expected, and are a small price to pay for the good times you shared. But when you call it a night early and you still wake up looking like you’ve had your share of late-night fun, the effect is hardly welcome.
Here at Dr. David Zweiback, we offer a number of cosmetic solutions that have our clients in Vorhees, NJ, looking bright-eyed and ready to take on the day. And the best part? The remedy for dark circles under your eyes is surgery free.
Here’s how a simple dermal filler, Volbella®, can reduce the appearance of chronic dark circles that make you look more tired, and older, than you are.
Why do I look so tired?
The title of this blog post asks whether dark circles under your eyes make you look tired, and we think we can all agree that they do, along with the puffy under-eye bags that often come with them.
So what causes dark circles in the first place? There are several contributing factors, starting with the fact that the skin under your eyes is extraordinarily delicate and sensitive. This thin tissue isn’t able to hide blood vessels and darker tissue below, allowing them to show through more readily.
And this effect gets worse as you age. Your skin relies on structural proteins for strength and tone, namely collagen and elastin. With each passing year, your body produces a little less of these proteins, causing your skin to thin and sag.
This loss of tone in the skin under your eyes leaves the surface uneven, which casts small shadows which make the entire area look darker.
The net effect of these processes leaves you with chronic dark circles under your eyes, making you continually look like you’re sleep-deprived, even when you’re feeling well-rested and energetic.
Filling it in
If the dark circles under your eyes are due to the small, shadow-casting peaks and valleys in your tissue, we can use a dermal filler to even out your skin, casting the shadows aside.
To do this we turn to Volbella, which is manufactured by Juvéderm®, one of the leading manufacturers of dermal fillers. Volbella is made with hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occuring substance in your body. To create a smoother surface in the tissue under your eyes, we inject tiny amounts of Volbella, enough to get rid of the shadowing, without adding too much volume.
To really heighten the effect, we can fill in your cheeks with Voluma®, which will not only give you perkier, more defined cheeks, but the filler will also help draw the skin under your eyes a little more taut.
And all it takes are a few small injections. There’s no risky surgery and no downtime, and best of all, the results are immediate. When you come in, we’ll sit down with you to figure out the best plan for tackling your dark circles, and then we’ll go to work. Most treatments take just minutes and you walk back out looking more youthful and energized.
If you’re tired of looking tired, please give us a call to learn more about our Volbella filler for dark circles under your eyes. Or you can use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.