We all get tired from time to time. The combination of our day jobs, social lives, and everyday responsibilities can cause a lack of sleep and increased stress. This physical and emotional exhaustion can affect our physical appearances in many ways. One of the most common symptoms of fatigue is the dark circles that pop up under our eyes.
While dark circles are associated with general fatigue, they can also be caused by genetics, sun overexposure, and aging. The older we get, the more fatty tissue we lose in this area of our faces. This tissue is responsible for making our skin feel firm and smooth when we are younger. So, when we lose it, the presence of eyebags becomes much more noticeable.
No matter the reason, our team at Beverly Hills Aesthetics is proud to provide a non-surgical solution to your hollow under eyes. In just 15 minutes, our dermal filler injections can give you the refreshed and rested appearance that you are looking for.
You may be asking yourself, “what are dermal fillers, exactly?” To keep it short and sweet, dermal fillers are injectables that can give the skin a smoother, plumper look. They can be utilized for various cosmetic procedures, including contouring treatments, non-surgical facelifts, and lip enhancements.
Some visitors who step into our office ask us what the differences are between Beverly Hills dermal fillers and Beverly Hills Botox. There is an important distinction between them: Botox reduces the appearance of fine lines by paralyzing the facial muscles. On the other hand, dermal fillers fill in wrinkles and can be used for areas in the face where muscles are not contracting. This is why dermal fillers are an excellent choice to reduce the appearance of dark circles. They can restore volume underneath the eyes without affecting any facial muscles.
Patients may prefer dermal fillers to other plastic surgery options because they are minimally-invasive treatments. The average injection appointment takes between 15 and 30 minutes to complete and does not require general anesthesia. After that, our clients are able to leave our office and resume their daily activities without going through a recovery period.
Now that you have an understanding of what dermal fillers are, let’s discuss everything you need to know about the procedure. Dr. Sam Assassa, our leader and founder of Beverly Hills Aesthetics, employs a safe injection method for all his patients.
During the treatment, Dr. Assassa injects the dermal filler (typically RESTYLANE® or JUVEDERM®) into the hollow tear troughs of both eyes. The tear trough is the area where the lower eyelid and upper cheek meet. It is essential for the placement of these injections to be precise. If placed incorrectly, a blush swelling could occur called the Tyndall effect. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and will ensure that the dermal fillers will be injected under the layer of muscles in this area.
The main ingredients in dermal fillers for dark circles are Hyaluronic acid and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Both are natural materials that can safely stimulate the collagen producers in the skin. PRP is extracted from the patient's blood samples, making it a 100% biocompatible solution. Clients do not have to worry about allergic reactions to either of these ingredients.
Results can be recognized immediately following the procedure. From decreased hollowness to the reduced appearance of “eyebags,” our non-surgical under-eye treatment gives the eyes a youthful glow within minutes.
With every procedure we do, Beverly Hills Aesthetics hopes to give our patients the self-confidence they deserve. This means utilizing our cosmetic procedures to enhance clients’ natural beauty rather than covering it up. There is a misconception within the plastic surgery industry that more is better.
Dr. Sam Assassa believes in the idea of “less is more.”
“Unfortunately, with social media, reality shows, and the Kardashians, beauty has shifted to disharmony: ballooned faces, bloated lips and breasts, and big butts that are not matching body frames,” he says in an interview. “I would like to start a movement called “less is more.” We need to pop the ballooned faces, lips, and butts and return to face and body harmony. We have to restore the definition of real beauty by adhering to Leonardo da Vinci’s golden ratio of harmony and beauty.”