Would dermal fillers help under eye bags and marionette lines?
I am 37 and within the last 6 months I have noticed under eye wrinkles/bags and marionette lines that I would like to correct. I believe fillers would be my best best, is that correct? How often would I need to have the recommended treatment?
People are often amazed that simply adding volume to the cheeks can have such an amazing effect on bags under the eyes. I would start with using some filler your cheeks, which will “lift” the cheeks and minimise the bags, and then perhaps inject a small amount directly into the nasolabial folds. Injecting filler in the area under and around the eyes is one of the most difficult cosmetic treatments in the face. The skin in the area is very thin, and if not injected carefully it is possible to see lumps of filler under the skin, or even a “blueish colour” due to light being reflected from the filler. The area is also prone to swelling and bruising.
As we age, we lose bone and fat in the face. We also lose collagen in our skin. Collagen is the protein that keeps our skin tight and minimises wrinkles and sagging. Ageing, and the loss of bone, fat and collagen causes the youthful “heart-shaped face” to fall with gravity, and become more “square” and hollow. Replacing lost volume in the face with filler is a great place to start. Think of it as building the strong foundations for a house. Not many people realise just how much difference replacing lost volume can make. The results are subtle, but noticeable. It is a very natural way of making someone look more youthful. Rather than look like you’ve obviously had fillers, it just gives you a subtle freshen up, like you’ve had a great night’s sleep.
The benefit of using non-permanent fillers is that they are much safer and have the advantage of being able to be dissolved if you are not happy with the results. Careful injection of filler will minimise the risks of lumpy and visible filler under the eyes. An injection performed with a blunt tipped micro-cannula, as opposed to a sharp needle, is not only less traumatic, with less bruising and swelling, but also allows deeper filler placement with minimal lumpiness. The use of cannula will permit much more accurate filler placement, and your results will be much more natural looking.
You would need treatment approximately every six to twelve months depending on how quickly your body breaks down filler, how much filler you are treated with, and what type is filler is used.