As an aesthetic and skincare professional, I embarked on a study to investigate whether dermal fillers can help with dark circles.
Dark circles under the eyes are a common cosmetic concern that impacts people of all ages and genders. The condition is often caused by a lack of sleep or poor lifestyle habits, which result in fatigue, dehydration, and poor circulation. Despite the prevalence of dark circles, traditional treatments such as creams, serums, and makeup have been ineffective for many individuals. Therefore, there has been an increased interest in using dermal fillers as an alternative remedy. We see in our patients in clinic coming in concerned by their undereye area and constantly feel they look tired. Usually most clients are suitable for tear trough filler after close examination of the area.
Dermal fillers are injectable products made of hyaluronic acid or collagen. These substances are naturally occurring in the body and can be used to add volume to the eye area, improve texture, and smooth out lines and wrinkles. Although dermal fillers have been primarily used for facial rejuvenation, some practitioners have started using them for dark circles.
To investigate this subject. I reviewed various studies, clinical trials, and expert opinions on the efficacy of dermal fillers for dark circles. One studv published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology and found that dermal fillers significantly improved the appearance of dark circles in patients with different skin types and ages. The researchers evaluated the outcomes of 20 patients who were treated with a hyaluronic acid filler and observed a reduction in the depth and colour of the circles. Another study carried out by plastic surgeons in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy reported similar results. with over 80% of the patients experiencing an improvement in the darkness of circles after being treated with a dermal filler.
However, it is essential to note that the use of dermal fillers for dark circles is still a procedure, which targets undereye bags and cannot eliminate pigmentation under the eyes. Moreover, the treatment is not suitable for everyone, and patients must consult with a qualified practitioner to determine whether it is appropriate for them. The treatment provides our patients with a brightened undereye area and refreshed, rejuvenated eye area. Patients often refer to subtle but noticeable changes where they have been asked if they are using a new skincare product or looking well rested.
Also, the procedure typically involves some minor side effects such as swelling, bruising or redness around the injection site, but it usually subsides within a few days.
In conclusion, based on the studies conducted so far dermal fillers have been useful in the treatment of dark circles. They provide an effective and safe treatment for individuals who are looking for a lasting solution to their cosmetic concern. If you are looking for something which looks like you have had a goodnight sleep or been away on holiday and look well rested, this treatment is for you!
However, more investigations are needed to identify the best type of filler, correct injection technique, and safety protocol for treating dark circles with fillers. Until then, patients must consult with a certified practitioner and conduct a thorough assessment of the risks and benefits before undergoing the treatment.