Some of the signs of aging can give us a look of wisdom, authority and dignity. Dark circles and bags under the eyes aren’t in that category — they simply make us look tired.
There is no shortage of products claiming to be the ultimate solution. From drug store shelves to television infomercials, an assortment of elegantly packaged creams and ointments vie for attention. These products do not treat the underlying structural issues that cause sagging, thinning and discoloration under the eyes. By contrast, experienced Charlotte plastic surgeons Dr. Robert Graper and Dr. Garrett Harper can recommend a number of highly effective cosmetic procedures that will turn back the clock on your time-worn look.
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Sometimes bags under the eyes indicate a lack of sleep or a stressful lifestyle. Sometimes you can thank your parents for bags under the eyes — your genes control how much fat will accumulate under the eyes, how elastic your skin will be as you age, and how much volume you will lose in your cheeks.
One way to treat this loss of integrity in your under-eye skin is to use a dermal filler. Fillers are an effective way to treat dark circles under the eyes. Loss of volume and thinning skin exposes blood vessels under the skin, giving the area a darker appearance. Injecting a dermal filler provides a cushion that compensates for the thinner skin and loss of fat.
Small injections of Juvederm products can improve the appearance of the area by smoothing out the skin. Some patients may also benefit from a fat transfer.
Blood vessels and pigment can be directly targeted with laser treatment. Laser is also very effective in treating “crepey” skin under the eyes. In some cases, Dr. Graper or Dr. Harper may recommend a neuromodulator such as Botox to relax muscles that are causing wrinkles and volume displacement near the eyes.
Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) is a surgical option that involves removal of fat and excess skin near the eye, transforming your tired expression into an upbeat, youthful look. Unlike dermal fillers, blepharoplasty is long-lasting.
If you’d like to learn more about effective treatments for dark circles and bags under the eyes, schedule your personal consultation with one of our expert Charlotte plastic surgeons, Dr. Robert Graper or Dr. Garrett Harper. Contact Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery today by calling (704) 375-7111 or click https://www.grapercosmeticsurgery.com/appointments/.