What’s the Best Treatment for Under-eye Circles?

Treatment for under eye circles

Under-eye circles are dark bags that form under the lower eyelids as a result of age, overexposure to the sun, lack of sleep or hereditary disposition. Regardless of the cause, under-eye circles are always unflattering and can make a person look much older than they are. If you are unhappy with the appearance of under-eye circles, New York plastic surgery specialist Dr. Bruce Barach can help. Here, he discusses the cosmetic treatment options for pesky under-eye circles.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that restore volume to facial areas that have become hollowed out or sunken over time. Dermal fillers are also used to fill in wrinkles and lines, restoring a smooth eye appearance. When injected under the lower eyelids, dermal fillers restore a plump and youthful look. Dr. Barach offers several dermal fillers in Albany, NY and can help you select the one that addresses your specific needs.

Dermal fillers are a good treatment option for patients who are hesitant to undergo surgery and want to avoid a long recovery. Results with dermal fillers are temporary, and therefore patients will need to commit to undergoing repeat treatments if they want to maintain results.

Eyelid Surgery

For severe eye puffiness and under-eye bags, Dr. Barach may recommend surgical intervention. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) removes excess, lax skin, tissue and fat on the lower eyelids. The remaining skin is tightened and tissue is repositioned to restore a smooth and natural-looking appearance. For more comprehensive results, the upper eyelids can also be treated. In upper eyelid surgery, droopy, saggy skin on the lids is excised and the remaining skin is pulled taut. Not only does this rejuvenate the eye appearance, it can also restore vision that was previously impaired by the hanging skin on the lids. Eyelid surgery is a good choice for patients who seek long-lasting results.

Choosing Your Treatment

The truth is, the best treatment for under-eye circles will depend on the patient’s specific concerns. In some cases, a combination of eyelid surgery and non-surgical treatments yields the best results. Dr. Barach can design a treatment plan upon evaluating your facial features and discussing your cosmetic needs and goals with you.

To learn more about the options Dr. Barach offers for rested, youthful eyes, please schedule a consultation today. Contact his New York plastic surgery practice by calling (518) 346-3125.