How Long Can Restylane® Last Under Eyes?
Are you less than satisfied with your selfies but can’t quite pinpoint what it is that’s making you look older or more tired than you actually are? For many men and women, hollow circles under the eyes are one of the major contributors to an aged or worn-down appearance. At Body Bar MD, with convenient locations in Terre Haute and Carmel, IN, board-certified physician and aesthetic expert Dr. Christy Kirkendol Watson (aka Dr. Christy) offers the widely popular Restylane collection of dermal fillers to help men and women address under-eye circles, lines, wrinkles, and other signs of facial aging. Find out here what you can expect with Restylane under the eyes, including how long your results may last and which product is right for you.
What causes dark circles under the eyes?
You may think that your under-eye circles are simply the result of stress and a lack of sleep. While these factors can certainly contribute to dark eye circles, you may be surprised to learn that volume loss is often the primary cause of under-eye circles. As we age, most of us experience a natural loss of volume in the face, which can lead to hollow circles and shadows under the eyes. By restoring lost volume with injectable dermal fillers, patients can achieve a smoother, brighter, more youthful look.
Which filler do I need under my eyes?
For a great number of patients, Restylane is the under-eye filler of choice. Like many other dermal fillers, Restylane contains hyaluronic acid (HA), which is designed to mimic the body’s own supply of HA for beautiful, natural-looking results. Additionally, HA fillers can be reversed using another injectable agent, hyaluronidase, if needed. Thanks to its malleability and thicker texture, classic Restylane is often the preferred product for filling under-eye circles and facial folds. The Restylane family of fillers also includes the following products for use in other areas of the face:
- Restylane Defyne: commonly used for moderate to deep smile lines, laugh lines, and other lines around the mouth
- Restylane Lyft: typically used to restore lost volume in the cheeks and mid-face
- Restylane Refyne: may be ideal for patients with mild to moderate lines on the face and around the mouth, including smile and laugh lines
During your initial consultation for under-eye fillers in Carmel or Terre Haute, Dr. Christy will assess your concerns, discuss your ideal outcome, and recommend the most appropriate injectable filler for you. It is important to note that Restylane fillers do contain Lidocaine for added comfort, so patients with specific allergies may be better suited to an alternative treatment or product.
How long does Restylane last under the eyes?
Patients should notice an almost immediate improvement in their under-eye circles after Restylane injections, though the final results can take up to 1 – 2 weeks to become apparent as the fillers soften and settle into the area. For most men and women, Restylane under the eyes can last up to 9 – 12 months or longer, though this can vary based on how quickly the patient’s body metabolizes the filler and other individual factors. Because there is typically less movement under the eyes compared with other facial features, the filler often breaks down more slowly and lasts longer than in other areas. Once you begin to notice your Restylane “wearing off,” a repeat injection can help to restore your original results.
Enjoy your fresh new look for up to a year with Restylane under-eye injections in Carmel, IN
When it comes to instant gratification, natural-looking results, and a long-lasting outcome, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better option for under-eye fillers than Restylane. If you’re excited to learn more about the results that may be possible for you with Restylane in Carmel or Terre Haute, IN, call Body Bar MD to speak with one of our knowledgeable professionals and to schedule your consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Christine Kirkendol Watson today!