Am I a good candidate for restylane? (Photo)
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Dark Circles under the Eyes and Tear Troughs
The dark circles under your eyes cannot be corrected with fillers. The hollow in the tear troughs can be injected with fillers such as Restylane to improve its appearance. Combinations of topical creams such as Retin-A and hydroquinones and other active ingredients can help decrease the pigmentation under the eyes.
Am I a good candidate for restylane?
Fillers Can Reduce Dark Circles Under the Eyes
Fillers can help reduce the darkness if it is due to deep tear troughs, thin skin or a crepey surface. Bleaching creams, like hydroquinone, can reduce the intensity of the pigmentation and lighten the skin. Thin skin may thicken and become more opaque in response to laser resurfacing, intense pulsed light, or tretinoin. Swelling may respond to steroid cream or diuretics. When there are multiple causes, treating only one of the causes with a filler may help, but it may not improve the appearance adequately.
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Fillers Maybe an Options for Your Dark Circles
1) Darkening of the skin
2) Hollowness in the tear trough
3) Bulging of the lower eyelid fat
Filler in the tear trough improve the dark circles near the eye by filling in a depressed area. An area of depression creates a shadow that contributes to the darkness. By filling in the area, light is brought into the area and can improve the dark circles.
Fillers will not lighten the color of the skin. If the circles are only due to a pigmentary issue then fillers would not be helpful.
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