Under the eye “dark circle” correction is a cosmetic surgery or non-surgical procedure that gets rid of those dark, puffy circles under the eyes. Dark circles can be corrected through surgery or injectable fillers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Causes the "Dark Circles?"
The eyes are the first features that draw other people’s attention. When the eyes look tired and puffy, it detracts from the overall appearance. Sometimes, even a good night’s sleep is not enough. There are many issues that cause dark circles, including eye bags from lower eyelid fat pockets and loss of volume of the lower eyelid, which occurs with age. Genetic predisposition and some medications can be responsible for hyper pigmentation of the skin. There can also be underlying allergies (rosacea) or thinning of the skin that allows the blood vessels to show through.
Am I a Candidate for Dark Circle Correction?
You are a good candidate if you are in good physical health have excess fat pockets around the lower eyelid area or have facial hollowing and volume loss in the lower eyelid and cheek areas noticeable as dark circles under the eyes. It is important that you have a realistic expectation from the procedure.
What Are the Benefits?
Getting an under eye dark circle correction in San Diego will give you a smoother and more youthful appearance.
What Are the Risks?
Some of the risks involved with an eye correction can include bruising, slight redness and swelling.
What is the Recovery Like?
You may experience some swelling, particularly the first 24 hours. Most of the swelling improves within a week. Your skin may be softer and brighter the first few days after your procedure.
What to Expect in a Consultation
A consultation with Dr. Malone in La Jolla will give you an opportunity to share your concerns about a procedure. You will be evaluated by Dr. Malone and receive a customized plan based on your needs and the best eye treatment for you. Your procedure will be based upon your specific eye anatomy and how best to address your problem areas.
There are several options when it comes to an eye correction procedure in La Jolla to deal with dark circles. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that repositions excess fat pockets and eye bags to smooth the lower lid and can improve dark pigmentation. Injectable dermal fillers is minimally invasive that softens the skin creases, stimulates collagen growth and adds volume that improves dark circles. Fillers may also be helpful in dealing with hyperpigmentation.
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