Dark circles and hollows under the eyes can make you look tired and older than you are. They are caused by various issues, including genetic factors that cannot be fixed by serums or sleep. Many people opt for eye fillers to achieve more volume in the eye area.
Restylane fillers are the preferred product for use under the eyes. It helps to add volume and smooth the under-eye area. What is the Restylane filler, and why is it more suitable for this area compared to other dermal fillers?
What is Restylane Filler?
The Restylane brand of fillers is a hyaluronic-based facial filler that is effective in adding volume and smoothing wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a medical gel that is a naturally occurring substance in the skin. It keeps the skin plump, smooth, hydrated, and youthful. It is a minimally invasive treatment that is safe for almost anyone.
The Restylane filler works by creating volume under the skin to help smooth out and lift the skin. The hyaluronic acid also helps to retain water in the area and preserves the volume longer.
Restylane is an ideal fit to treat and correct hollows and darkness under the eyes. It is a minimally invasive procedure that is a great alternative to surgery. In addition, it is commonly used to plump up the cheeks, smooth out the lines around the mouth, plump up the lips, and more.
Restylane vs. Other Dermal Fillers
Restylane filler is the preferred choice for eye fillers over other dermal fillers because it is easily placed via a soft-tipped cannula in the under-eye hollow, but at the same time if can be dissolved if there’s a complication or unsatisfactory results.
Restylane is incredibly popular for under eye hollows and typically lasts upwards of a year in most locations (less in lips). This makes it a good option for those who wish to have more volume in facial areas such as the cheeks, lips, eyebrows, and chin. In the upper cheek region, it complements the results achieved under the eyes to reduce the appearance of hollowness.
What to Expect After the Procedure
The healing time required after the use of Restylane varies depending on the person, the area treated, and how much of the product was used. Generally, redness, swelling, or bruising may be expected and will fade in 1 to 2 weeks.
If you have been injected with Restylane fillers under the eyes, mild swelling is normal for 30-40 hours post-treatment. Minor bruising is possible, but this discolouration can be covered with makeup. Minimal downtime is required, although you may opt to take a day to rest before returning to your normal routine.
You will see the volumizing effects of the product immediately after the procedure, and full results typically take a week or so.
How Often Should You Get Restylane Fillers?
Restylane fillers are not permanent and require some touch-up to maintain the results. You may need to do a round of injections every 6 to 18 months. Most patients who use Restylane under the eyes can go over a year before another session is needed as your body takes longer to use up the hyaluronic acid in this area.
Contact us to Learn More
Restylane fillers allow you to achieve the results you want while avoiding more invasive options like surgery. The treatment provides you with a refreshed and natural look with minimal discomfort or downtime.
Contact our staff at Waterloo Medical Cosmetics to discuss whether Restylane is a good choice for you. Text us at 226-887-1208 to book a consultation. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best!