Bags under the eyes
Bags under the eyes
Lots of sun, poor sleep and genetic factors determine how the skin under the eyes ages. Many people suffer from puffiness as they get older. This is simply because the skin produces less to no (after about age 30) collagen or elastin as you age. The skin becomes weaker and thinner, causing it to droop. The accumulation of fluid then causes puffiness.
The thinner skin makes blood vessels and bone more visible, so the skin can look dark and blood vessels can become visible.
Puffiness gives a tired and sometimes unkempt impression. This often does not reflect how you actually feel. If you suffer a lot from puffiness or thinner skin then this can be solved with a filler, among other things.
Hyaluronic acid (filler) is a thick liquid consisting of the body’s own components. The filler lies directly under the skin and provides a visually thicker and firmer skin.
Treating bags under the eyes
The treatment is quick and after the treatment you can immediately go back to doing what is on your program.
With a super thin needle, hyaluronic acid (filler) is injected in several places in the lower eyelid. This filler spreads until the skin is even so your skin looks full and strong again.
The filler remains on average one year after which the treatment can be done again.
Side effects are that wrinkles can not deepen, you can see it as a long-term skin care where you give your skin more rest by a better foundation.
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What are wrinkles?
A wrinkle is a fold in the surface of the skin. With a permanent wrinkle, there is a lack of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. As we age, these substances diminish and our skin becomes wrinkled and less smooth.
How do you get rid of wrinkles?
Facial wrinkles can be removed with fillers or a temporary muscle relaxant. Creams, on the other hand, are not able to bring volume into the skin or relax muscles.
What is collagen?
Collagen is responsible for the firmness of the skin. Translated from Greek, collagen means “to bind together”. This binding protein sticks tissues together, creating firm connections. Collagen makes up about 70% of your skin, and as it decreases, your skin becomes flabby and wrinkles more.
What is elastin?
Elastin is an elastic protein in connective tissue. This protein ensures that the tissue can stretch (elasticity). So your skin remains vital and elastic with elastin. As your skin contains less elastin, wrinkles develop and the skin starts to sag more.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid has the property of binding moisture. Its reduced presence results in sagging skin, wrinkles and loss of volume.
Do the fillers have a lasting effect?
The body breaks down fillers after about a year and then the treatment can be repeated.
There is no limit to how many treatments you can do in succession, but you should always take into account the quality of the filler and the doctor treating you.
I want a tighter face without surgery, is that possible?
Filling grooves and wrinkles with fillers increases volume in the face. It smoothes out sunken areas, fine or deep lines (e.g. wrinkles) and gives you a tighter-looking face. If the skin is very slack, a facelift, possibly in combination with a filler, can be a good solution.
Is it possible to remove wrinkles under the eyes?
The tear ducts are the deep wrinkles under the eyes. By filling the wrinkles under the eyes, the tear duct is less visible and this gives you a less tired look.
Can you remove the wrinkles on my forehead?
On the forehead, vertical permanent lines can appear between the eyebrows and horizontal wrinkles can be seen above the eyebrows. By treating the forehead muscle with a temporary muscle relaxant, the wrinkles on the forehead become less visible. Between the eyebrows, the cosmetic doctor can fill the frown line with fillers. The result: a relaxed and rested face.
What is the difference between crow's feet and laugh lines?
Laugh lines are the wrinkles under the eye and crow’s feet are next to the eye. The wrinkles are caused by the same muscle and the lines can be made less visible with a temporary muscle relaxant.
Are there different filler variants?
Each treatment area requires a different filler variant. For example, one is specially designed to bring volume back to large areas such as the cheeks, and another is ideally suited to filling smokers’ lines on the upper lip. Filling smokers’ lines requires a different substance, namely: the wrinkles are less deep and less filler is needed.
Can fillers also be used against my nose wrinkles?
Nasal wrinkles also known as Bunny lines are the wrinkles on the sides of the bridge of the nose. They occur as a result of overactive muscles in the nose. With a temporary muscle relaxant, nasal wrinkles can be corrected.
Can my crooked nose be corrected?
If you are discontented with the shape of your nose, a nose filler offers a good solution for a crooked nose, a hooked nose, a hanging nose tip or a hump on the nose. By filling in the bridge of the nose or lifting the tip of the nose for example, the nose can optically take on a straight shape. The cosmetic doctor uses temporary fillers for the nose, which are broken down by the body after one year. If you want to retain the result, you will need to repeat the treatment.