Can Dermal Fillers Treat Under-Eye Bags?

Injectable dermal fillers can be effective for a vast range of aesthetic concerns. 

With this in mind, certain injectable fillers may be a good option for individuals who are looking to address dark circles and hollows that can be present under the eyes. Restylane® and Radiesse® products, both available at our practice, can add subtle amounts of volume to these concave areas to give the under-eye area a plumper and more youthful contour. This results in a more refreshed look. These volumizing fillers can be injected into the tear troughs and the depressed upper cheek areas just under the eyes that are exhibiting signs of “hollowing” with results that last for over a year and can be easily maintained for extended periods with occasional follow-up treatments. 

Many patients confuse the protrusion of the rim of the eye socket bone in the lower lid /upper cheek area as lower eyelid fat pad bags. In reality the appearance of a “bag” is merely a result of the loss of the rounded cheek fat contour that usually hides this bone edge.

In the case of true fatty protrusions behind the lower eyelids, there is no dermal filler treatment that can be effective for removing signs of bagginess or excess skin that has collected under the eyes. However, lower eyelid surgery or laser techniques can be ideal treatments for under-eye bags for many patients. These options can help trim excess tissue and tighten the skin for a smoother, more rested appearance.

Dr. Mark Richards offers a wide range of treatments that can provide effective rejuvenation for the upper face. During your initial consultation, he can talk with you about your concerns and discuss the most ideal treatment for your needs.

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