Your eyes say a lot about you; if you’ve got bags under your eyes, you’re announcing to the world that you’re tired or sad. You may try covering those bags up with makeup, but makeup can only do so much. If you can’t seem to hide those unsightly bags under your eyes, no matter what you do, then it might be time to consider a cosmetic procedure to reduce the appearance of those unwanted bags and restore your youthful, vibrant appearance.

The good news is that a non-surgical Restylane treatment may be all you need to achieve your desired results.

How it Works

Restylane is an injectable filler that is commonly used in non-surgical eye lift procedures. The hollow areas around the eyes are subtly volumized and this can smooth out wrinkles as well. The end result, is looking more rested, rejuvenated and may result in a happier appearance.

Why Opt for Restylane?

There are many options out there when it comes to achieving a more youthful and alert appearance in your eyes. So, why is Restylane such a great choice? Well, for starters, it’s an injection, so it doesn’t require any incisions or surgery. This means it’s minimally-invasive and as a result, your recovery time will be much shorter. It’s also an office procedure, so you can be in and out in no time, ready to tackle the rest of your day. In fact, the injections can be performed in just a few minutes.

What to Expect

If you’re thinking about having Restylane injections done to give your eyes and face a more youthful look, then of course you want to know what you should expect from the procedure. The specifics can vary from one cosmetic office to the next. However, for the most part, the procedure is done by following the same few steps.

For starters, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with an experienced cosmetic doctor to make sure that you’re a good candidate for the injections. Your doctor will examine the anatomy of the eye area to see if you are a good candidate for non-surgical blepharoplasty. If there is too much excess skin or a tendency to collect fluid under the eyes, surgical blepharoplasty may be recommended.

Once it’s determined that you are, in fact, a good candidate for Restylane injections, you can schedule your appointment to have them done. Once you show up for your appointment, you’ll meet with the doctor and he or she will walk you through the process. Numbing cream will be applied for at least 20 minutes and there is also local anesthetic mixed right into the filling agent.

Your doctor will inject a small amount of the Restylane into the hollows around the eyes. The amount to be injected will vary depending on each patient’s individual anatomy. After the procedure, you can expect a small amount of swelling overnight, but that will subside soon revealing your younger looking self.

A benefit of Restylane, a hyaluronic acid gel, is that undesired product can be dissolved with a special medicine called hyaluronidase. Other products such as Sculptra, Radiesse, silicone, PMMA spheres and autologous fat cannot be dissolved. Common risks could include bruising. Other more rare risks will also be discussed.

How Long Will It Last?

Restylane injections are a great choice for those who are tired of looking at bags underneath their eyes. One of the most common questions people considering Restylane has is “how long will the results last?”

Of course, this can vary greatly from person to person but commonly lasts 6-12 months..Ultimately, everybody’s skin is different and everyone metabolizes the dermal filler differently. When it comes to achieving a more alert and vibrant appearance, the eyes are important. Therefore, those who suffer from hollowing and bags under the eyes should consider a minimally invasive cosmetic option such as Restylane, to restore their youthful appearance and enjoy a greater sense of confidence. It all starts with finding the right doctor to administer the Restylane injections, so make sure you look to find one who is experienced in injecting this area and board certified.