Is upper- or under-eye volume loss making you look old or overworked? Are people constantly asking you if you got enough sleep? Our eyes always tell a story, and when we have deep tear troughs (or “hollow eyes,” as you might have heard them called!), they may be telling a tired one.
Hollow eyes are a harmless, cosmetic concern where people experience volume loss under or around—wait for it—their eyes. This can be caused by aging, genetics or even an overly-aggressive upper or lower eyelid surgery where too much “puffiness” was removed. Given the nature of the condition, hollow eyes are most noticeable on more slender faces.
While there used to be nothing we could do about them, today, modern advances in medicine have made our tired tear troughs easier than ever to hide. The secret? Hyaluronic acid fillers.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occuring substance in the body, making HA fillers extremely safe to use around the eyes. In particular, Restylane and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) are ideal for hollow eyes. Their thickness is such that they won’t make our faces look puffy, they promise a natural result and due to their consistency, you won’t be able to notice them through the thin, translucent upper and lower eyelid skin that hollow eyes normally cause. PRF is our personal favorite! It’s natural and free of chemicals and additives, has long-lasting growth factors and stimulates maximum cell reproduction—all of which makes it amazing for skin rejuvenation.
Because the tear trough is a more difficult area to fill, and the placement of said filler needs to be incredibly precise to avoid swelling, it’s very important to work with a board-certified dermatologist, aesthetician or plastic surgeon who has in-depth experience in this area. Here at New England Skin Center, you’re always in the right hands.
Administering hyaluronic acid fillers takes less than an hour. Best results will be seen around two weeks after injection. It is important to note that hyaluronic acid fillers need to be maintained, and will likely require reapplication in about 12 months.
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* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.