Bags are not just for the airlines. As we age, many of us must combat not only the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but to a greater degree bags under our eyes. Modern cosmetic surgery has come a long way in helping us drop those bags. Injectable transdermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm have increased in popularity. The primary advantage is that the treatment restores volume under the eyes, shaving years off a person’s appearance without surgery or lengthy recovery. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, dermal filler usage increased more than three percent in 2010 from 2009. More than ever, patients from all age groups are showing inclinations in restoring their appearance utilizing minimally invasive options. New generation of injectable fillers are often used to address a range of cosmetic issues that can last for months.
The appearance of bags under the eyes often makes a person look tired and even older and the loss of facial volume is a major contributing factor. What happens over time is that the tissue that holds the under-eye structural pad becomes loose and subsequently the pad begins to bulge out, creating unsightly bags. Although each patient is unique, these bulging bags often become noticeable in the mid-30s and usually get progressively worse as the years pass.
After the initial treatment with transdermal fillers such as Restylane, most patients report a high degree of result-oriented satisfaction. In fact, many female patients have reported that their spouses comment on their youthful look! The effects of the first treatments can last up to nine months accompanied by minor bruising and tenderness immediately following the procedure. Of course, dermal fillers can be used for any facial feature to increase volume and smoothness. But, it is also important to note that non-invasive cosmetic techniques are by definition, temporary and would require subsequent follow up visits.
Non-invasive transdermal fillers have helped millions of people nationwide look younger and drop those bags from their eyes!