Bags and dark circles under the eyes are common concerns we hear frequently. For the longest time, we didn’t have many options aside from surgery (which is invasive) and skincare (which can make improvements but on a much smaller scale). The dark circles that some of us perceive in what is called the “tear trough” area (under the eyes) is not simply a result of fatigue or even aging. In fact, many people who complain about having dark circles under their eyes most likely have them as a result of genetics.
This means that if you’ve tried a number of anti-aging or eye treatment creams and nothing has made a significant improvement it is most likely because what you have is a depression or hollowness in the tear trough area. The elevated area around the depression casts a shadow, creating the appearance of a “dark circle”. The depression can be totally genetic, or can be the result of aging. When we fill that area with hyaluronic acid, the appearance of the dark circle goes away.
How does Redensity II Under Eye Treatment work?
Redensity II Under Eye Treatment is an innovative new treatment that is designed specifically for the tear trough area via a non-cross linked hyaluronic acid injectable filler. Redensity II is formulated with 14 essential nutrients that are already naturally present in the body. It adds volume and essential nutrients into the tear trough area, drastically reducing the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
Redensity II is also very effective in slowing down the appearance of aging as it smooths out lines and wrinkles as well as brightens and rejuvenates the skin.
Redensity II is a very simple procedure that lasts anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Many patients will even come in on their lunch break and return to work right after as there is no recovery time necessary following this treatment. In our practice, the procedure is always performed by an aesthetic nurse injector who is supervised by one of our board certified plastic surgeons.
In order to ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure and to take care that there is no damage done to the very delicate area under the eyes, our expert providers will use a numbing agent as well as a cannula (rather than a regular needle). The use of the cannula is personal preference among injectors, however your particular anatomy and history may make a cannula better suited for you. Your injector will discuss all of this with you.
In order to prepare for your treatment your provider might recommend that you refrain from drinking alcohol or taking any medication that may thin your blood in the days leading up to and following your treatment in order to avoid any unnecessary bruising.
Is Redensity II Under Eye Treatment for me?
Anyone with a natural depression or hollowness under the eyes is a good candidate for this treatment. When you book your complimentary in person consultation with one of our expert providers they will be able to assess whether this is the treatment for you.
The degrees of depression or hollowness might vary from person to person, from subtle to prominent. Redensity II can be very effective for any degree of darkness.
When can I expect to see results?
Results of Redensity II Under Eye Treatment can be seen immediately post treatment and can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months. For some patients results can last for almost 2 years.
Will I need more than one treatment?
Everyone is different. The effects of Redensity II typically last anywhere from 6 to 18 months and some patients can even see the results lasting for up to 2 years. Many patients will opt to repeat the treatment within this timeframe in order to maintain their results.
Are there any side effects?
Some patients may see some slight bruising immediately after treatment however this is easily covered up with make-up and will resolve itself within a few days following treatment.
How much does it cost?
Redensity II Under Eye Treatment is a long-lasting treatment that costs $600 per syringe.