By Dr Tim Pearce
MBChB BSc (hons) MRCGP
The treatment of the shadow that develops under the eyes has become one of my favourite areas to treat. Many of my clients do not realise it is even possible until they have had a detailed consultation.
The under eye line develops as volume loss occurs in the face, often along with smile lines or the nose to mouth lines.
It is the most delicate area of the face to inject, and clients often comment on how slowly and gently the injections are applied – it’s very different to your last flu vaccination! This aspect of the injection makes it surprisingly comfortable to inject, with many clients surprisingly reporting that it is a completely painless experience.
One of the best things about this treatment is the naturalness of the result, and how it instantly makes you look less tired and generally fresher. Because there is so little movement in the area, the treatment also lasts a very long time. I advise 1-2 years, but one of the first treatments I did has not needed a touch up in 5 years!
My preferred product is Juvéderm® VOLIFT®, but other fillers from the Juvéderm® range also do a good job.
If you are researching this area, be very sure that you only see an expert, it is not an area to trust to the novice or occasional injector.
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