Undereye Dark Circles
Dr Prendergast is an expert in correcting dark circles and tear trough hollows under the eyes without surgery. Although dark circles under the eyes are a feature of aging, they can also be present in younger people. Every face is different, and the anatomy of the fat pads, muscles and skin can predispose some to develop shadows or so-called tear trough hollows under the eyes. As well as volume loss between the eyelids and cheeks, undereye dark circles can be a result of blood vessels being visible and pigmentation or melanin under the eyes, particularly in darker skinned people. The correction of undereye dark circles is an advanced injectable treatment that should be carried out only by experienced medical professionals. Results can last up to two years. Dr Prendergast performs undereye fillers under local anaesthesia, meaning you don’t feel a thing as the filler is carefully placed to eliminate the tired appearance.
How do I know if I’m suitable for undereye fillers?
The use of fillers under the eyes can be very rejuvenating and provide amazing results in just one treatment. However, the assessment before any proposed treatment is of crucial importance, because not everyone is suitable. If fillers are injected in the wring candidate, you might end up worse off than before you started. It’s important to go to a doctor who has a lot of experience in this delicate treatment.
Can anything go wrong?
Dr Prendergast has seen and helped many patients who have had under-eye fillers placed by inexperienced injectors. There is a small margin for error under the eyes, so if the filler is not placed in the correct place or depth, it can appear puffy, swollen, or blue in colour. More serious complications such as vascular occlusion leading to skin damage or even blindness are possible and disastrous complications. It’s better to pay for a highly experienced professional than to pay the price later.
Which is better, a chemical peel or laser peel?
A chemical peel is a great choice to clear superficial brown spots, but might require more than one peel and will not tighten the skin. A laser peel will remove brown spots and also help fine lines, because the heat of the CO2 laser stimulates collagen contraction. Dr Prendergast will explain each and decide with you what will yield beautiful results.
How long do under eye fillers last?
Fillers under the eyes last quite a while; sometimes up to one or two years.
What if I don’t like the results?
At Venus Medical we use reversible hyaluronic acid fillers. Although highly unlikely, these fillers can be safely dissolved away with an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
Can loose skin and fine lines under the eyes be treated?
Yes, but usually not with fillers. We use laser resurfacing and fractionated radiofrequency needling to cause intense collagen stimulation and skin contraction under the eyes. Using numbing drops for the eyes and ocular shields, we can peel with the laser right up to the margin of the eyelids.
How do you get rid of bags under your eyes?
For prominent orbital fat pads under the eyes, a surgical blepharoplasty might be the best option for you. This can be determined during a consultation.
We’re here to help you achieve natural-looking results whatever your concerns.