Top Treatments for Under Eye Problems

Dark circles, wrinkles, and under eye bags are among the biggest cosmetic concerns for patients. These under eye problems often make individuals appear older, sad and tired. For those who wish to correct these under eye problems, there is a variety of treatment options available that range from special eye creams all the way to a more aggressive approach, such as cosmetic eyelid surgery. To follow is a brief look into the treatment options available to combat under eye problems.

Non-Invasive Under Eye Treatments

Dermal Fillers like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® can restore volume in the face that has been lost due to aging. Using dermal fillers under the eye is considered difficult, it is important patients select a skilled board-certified dermatologist for these injections to ensure the best results. Dermal fillers are often comprised of a chemical naturally occurring in the body-- hyaluronic acid. Because dermal fillers are made from a natural substance, the chances of an allergic reaction are essentially removed. Additionally, hyaluronic acid injections can be reversed, or lessened if in the rare event a patient is dissatisfied with the results.

An even more natural approach to restoring volume in the face, especially the under eye area, are autologous fat transfer injections. Fat is removed from one area of the patient's body and then injected beneath the eyes. Autologous fat transfer injections provide for the most pliable material to achieve the best results. Fat injections may be permanent, but often last up to two years for most patients.

Surgical Correction for Under Eye Problems

A surgical procedure called lower lid blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the lower lids. This procedure can soften or eliminate wrinkles and puffiness. This procedure can be combined with laser treatments that can lighten skin pigmentation to remove dark circles.

Interested in Correcting Your Under Eye Problems? Contact Dr. Reichel.

For more information about under eye treatments by a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, contact Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in Seatlle and Renton. To schedule an appointment please call 206-859-5777. We look forward to meeting you.

One response to “Top Treatments for Under Eye Problems”

  1. Adam Sommerhause says:

    For the past month 2 months I have had double bags under my eyes. No amount of eye cream is working.

    I am interested in the surgical procedure, but I am sure the doctor would know what is best for my situation.

    Can I get a call back to discuss? 206-854-9653

    Also, does insurance cover any part the procedures?

    Thank you,

    Adam Sommerhause

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