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Dark circles under the eyes are a common problem that affects a significant number of people, regardless of gender or age. However, this can be an unpleasant feature for some people and even lower their self-esteem and self-confidence.

For this reason, there is a significant demand for aesthetic procedures capable of eliminating or softening this mark on the face, such as filling in dark circles.

What are the benefits of filling in dark circles?

Lip fillers can be used to improve various aspects of the mouth area, including:

  • Increased volume;
  • Contour improvement;
  • Correcting asymmetries;
  • Reducing gummy smiles;
  • Completing orthodontic treatments;
  • Improving the facial profile;
  • Improved hydration.

Another advantage is that the procedure is not very invasive and the results are quickly noticeable.

What are the main causes of dark circles?

Dark circles or periorbital hyperpigmentation are defined as the darkening, swelling or depression of the lower eye area, which makes the individual look tired, aged and dull.

Although they can be disguised using make-up, this is not a totally effective or long-lasting solution. That’s why there are aesthetic procedures that can treat this problem more thoroughly.

Among the causes associated with the appearance of dark circles are:

  • heredity;
  • poor blood circulation, especially when the skin of the lower eyelids has a bluish, purplish or even greenish tinge;
  • poor sleep quality;
  • respiratory allergies;
  • stress;
  • excessive salt consumption;
  • smoking;
  • drinking alcoholic beverages;
  • race, the higher the phototype the more frequent the appearance of dark circles.

How long do dark circles last?

Typically, the results of this cosmetic procedure can last up to 12 months.

Who can/should have dark circles filled?

Anyone can undergo this procedure, regardless of age. Generally, this treatment is more aimed at individuals who have little volume in the dark circles.

However, it should be borne in mind that filling in dark circles does not solve all the problems associated with this area of the face. For example, an individual who has a lot of pigmentation or vascularization in that area will not improve their situation if they have dark circles filled in.

Another recurring case is when people have sagging or little volume in the cheek area.

In these situations, it is important to resolve this situation first and only then assess whether or not it is necessary to fill in the dark circles.

It may sound strange, but the truth is that sometimes the treatment of the cheek area can influence the appearance of the eye area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Filling dark circles under the eyes is a technique that uses the injection of a hyaluronic acid gel capable of smoothing out the deepest dark circles, i.e. those characterized by a depression in the lower eyelid area.

There are three main types of dark circles fillers, which differ according to the techniques used.

Hyaluronic acid is one of the most widely used products in aesthetic fillers. As it is a substance familiar to the body, composed of N-acetylglucosamine and glucuronic acid, its use is considered safe.

The use of hyaluronic acid to fill dark circles is considered a simple procedure that can be done under topical anesthesia, through the application of anesthetic creams.

The hyaluronic acid is injected under the surface of the skin, reaching the deepest areas of the skin.

There are various techniques for injecting hyaluronic acid, which can use needles or cannulas. A cannula is a non-perforating instrument that is inserted into a hole previously made with a needle.

This procedure usually causes less bruising. However, in some cases, the use of a needle is more appropriate.

Fat can also be used to fill in dark circles under the eyes, although this is usually only an option when surgery, such as liposuction, is performed.

Yes, because before carrying out the treatment the doctor can administer local or topical anesthesia to the patient, so that they don’t feel any discomfort during the filling.

Filling in dark circles usually takes around 15 to 30 minutes to complete. The results are visible immediately.

In addition to the fact that it is essential to consult a duly qualified professional, there are also some precautions you should take before having an aesthetic procedure.

For example, it is recommended that you stop taking anticoagulants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

After dark circles have been filled in, it is natural for the dark circles to be purplish and painful. However, recovery from these effects is usually quick, although some swelling may appear the day after the procedure.

Some of the precautions to be taken after filling in dark circles is to apply cold compresses to prevent swelling.

In addition, don’t forget to wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat if you are exposed to the sun in the days after the dark circles have been filled in.

There are always risks inherent in any procedure and this one is no exception. Possible complications include bulging of the area due to the injection technique or the product chosen.

There is also the risk of allergy or inflammation. In some people, swelling can occur in the treated area during colds or inflammatory diseases.

Finally, in more severe cases, skin necrosis and loss of vision can occur if the product is injected into a blood vessel.

There are some people who are unable to undergo this procedure. This is the case for:

  • People who are allergic to hyaluronic acid;
  • People with an infection at the injection site;
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women.

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