In the past, surgery was the only effective treatment for “bags” and dark circles under the eyes. Dr. Tanne has created a non-invasive, safe, and cost effective alternative to surgery for these problems, Non Surgical Blepharoplasty.
Surgery is necessary to reposition or remove the fat under the eyes in select patients whose main problem consists of protrusion of fatty tissue into the lower eyelid. Dr. Tanne has found that the majority of people suffer from loss (not overabundance) of fatty tissue under the eyes over time. It is a progressive hollowing of the under eye and cheek that makes people look tired and older than they are.
Dr. Tanne’s advanced method for eliminating the appearance of dark circles and bags under the eyes is non-invasive and safe. She injects Restylane or Belotero to even out the plane beneath the eye and raise the skin. This fills the depression between the cheek and the eyelid. Small injections of the filler are placed in precise locations, filling in depressed areas, correcting the contours under your eyes. Filling the depressions eliminates the under eye shadows that are responsible for the appearance of dark circles, and eliminates the look of protruding lower lids.
After the injections, there is sometimes some minor bruising which will go away within a few days. Results using Restylane and Belotero are very smooth and last up to one year. This temporary method allows you to make adjustments as your face changes over time so that you will always have a natural look.
Another method of correction which produces long term results is Fat Transfer (or Fat Micro Grafting) with Selphyl. Using a small amount of your own body fat mixed with Selphyl, which is made from your own blood, Dr. Tanne re-injects this into the hollow areas under the eyes, in the Crow’s feet and if needed into the hollows in the temples. The result of this treatment is a natural-looking softening and filling of the hollow depressed area.