Dr. Brooke R. Seckel
In my opinion permanent correction or removal of dark circles under the eyes requires surgery not filler injections. The “gold standard” continues to be a procedure called the Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty with Arcus Marginalis Release and Fat Grafting. Results of this procedure can be very effective-see before and after photos below.
Recently many physicians have been treating dark circles under the eyes by using filler injections, most commonly with Restylane Hyaluronic Acid facial filler.
• Non-surgical procedure
• Reversible with time or Hyaluronidase Injection
• Acceptable temporary results
While some very experienced Eyelid Surgeons are able to safely and expertly inject Restylane into the lower eyelid to plump the dark circle depression beneath the lower eyelid, many less experienced doctors are trying this new technique.
In my opinion a detailed surgical knowledge of eyelid anatomy is required to correctly and safely inject filler into the lower eyelid area into the proper location to correct the deformity safely. If the injection is not done properly several serious problems or complications can occur.
Problems that I have seen in patients who have consulted me after receiving filler injections into the lower eyelid include:
There are expert Eyelid Surgeons who can achieve good safe results with this new technique. If you are considering this technique please find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Occuloplastic Surgeon who is experienced at this technique and ask to see their results. Also ask about the risks and possible complications.
Also, explore your options and ask about the removal of dark circles under eyes using the “Gold Standard” surgical techniques.
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