Under Eye

close up of beauty woman pointing her eye

The eyes are one of the first few areas that begin showing signs of ageing. Eye wrinkles, dark eye circles and eye hollows are signs that age is catching up with you. However, fret not – thanks advancements in the medical field, new treatments have been unveiled to fight this condition.

What are the causes of dark eye circles?

For most people, dark eye circles are either caused by illnesses, lack of sleep or over-drinking of alcoholic beverages. It may also occur if your skin is too thin or your complexion is too fair. It could also be a result of allergies. Any of the above factors could hinder blood circulation or cause the blood vessels under your eyes to dilate – this, in turn, causes the under eye area to darken.

What are the causes of eye bags?

Generally, eye bags have a strong correlation with a person’s age. This means that eye bags will become more and more noticeable as we slowly age. Over time, the thin skin under our eyes will sink down. While the lack of sleep and aging are the main causes of eye bags, you need to keep it in mind that your lifestyle, habits, and diet can also determine how visible it will be.

What are the causes of ageing in the eye area?

Ageing is a natural biological process. However, there are factors that speed up ageing: smoking, damage by the sun, time, and hormonal changes. With time, the skin becomes thin and more fragile and loses its elasticity. One reason for this is the loss of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the skin.

Secondly, with age, fat known as ‘fat pad’ which is stored beneath the skin is lost. There is thus volume loss that manifests as deflation and hollows under the cheeks and eyes.

Tear Troughs

Tear troughs are the hollow areas that develop at the corner of the eyes and extend to the lower cheek laterally. Developing tear troughs is one of the significant indications of ageing. As we age, the fats in the cheek may droop and separate which leads to the development and deepening of tear troughs. Fillers can replace the loss in volume and help the hollows appear less obvious.

Under Eye Filler

It is totally normal to have tired eyes at the end of a long day at work. After using electronic gadgets and staring at the computer for long hours, your eyes will likely become strained and fatigued. When this happens, you may suffer from the following;

  • Eye bag
  • Dark eye circles
  • Under eye lines

As a result, you will tend to look tired even when you may not be. Regardless of the nature of your job in Singapore, you certainly do not want to look tired and wasted, as it may affect the way people address and respond to you.

Fillers are soft gels injectables which are used to “add volume” to sunken areas of the face or to address depressions, lines, wrinkles, and folds. Popular brands of the eye fillers include Juvederm, Restylane and Belotero. In the past, the only solution to improving sunken eyes and eye bags was surgery. However, with advancements in the medical field, non-surgical options are now available in the current times. Under eye fillers are a safe option for immediate and long term results.

How can under eye fillers help?

Dark eye circles could also be a result of deprived sleep, excess consumption of alcohol, or a loss of collagen due to ageing. With age, people tend to lose volume in the under eyes area, also known as the tear through. This could cause dark shadows to be cast resulting in a tired, sunken look. Eye fillers work by volumizing this area. It stretches the skin in such a manner that the skin does not appear to be hollow. The dark shadow around the eyes is thus reduced thanks to plumping of the skin.

The result of a non-surgical under eye filler procedures are gratifying. Patients are usually overjoyed to see the dark circles and fine lines that make them look depressed, old and tired improving with just a single session.

Under Eye Fillers vs. Surgical Solutions

There are many surgical procedures that can effectively address eye concerns but most people in Singapore are turning their backs on these procedures as they are expensive, risky, and come with a very long downtime. Non-surgical procedures are now taking center stage in Singapore as they are effective, long lasting, and budget friendly. Unlike surgical procedures, dermal fillers do not require anesthesia and can usually be done within 30 minutes. During the procedure, a blunt tip needle is used to fill the hollows and depression under the eyes.

How long will the results last?

Results generally last between 6 to 12 months. Keep in mind that the result may differ between individuals.

Side effects associated with the procedure

The side effects associated with under eye fillers are minimal. Shortly after the procedure you may experience site swelling and mild redness. Do not be alarmed when you notice these effects, as they are temporary and should die down within a few hours. To ensure the best results, do not touch or apply too much pressure on the treated area. Also, try to follow the aftercare instructions that will be given to you by your doctor.

Where can I get under eye fillers in Singapore?

You should only get fillers done by a certified and experienced doctor in a licensed clinic. Injecting the fillers poorly could cause a sausage bump, infections or even blindness in worst-case scenarios. To avoid this, always do extensive research to find a reputable clinic you can trust.

Before doing a dermal filler procedure, it is important that you consult a doctor so that he or she can examine the condition and give the necessary advice.

Am I a suitable candidate for the procedure?

Generally, patients with dark circles under the eyes due to sunken tear through, or loss in volume due to age will benefit from having under eye fillers done.