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The delicate area around the eyes often displays visible signs of fatigue and aging. As early as age 25, the thin skin of the eyelids may develop the first wrinkles. Common concerns among patients include bags and dark circles under the eyes, puffiness, sunken eyes, and dull skin tone. Thankfully, these issues can be effectively addressed with the use of contour plastics, which involve the introduction of absorbable dermal fillers based on hyaluronic acid.
Preparation is key before undergoing the procedure. It is advisable to abstain from alcohol consumption and avoid medications that thin the blood for several days beforehand. Additionally, refrain from undergoing skin cleaning, peeling, or laser procedures prior to the contour plastic surgery, as these treatments are prohibited. It is important that the skin is in good condition prior to the procedure.
The procedure itself consists of a number of steps. Initially, there is a discussion with the physician to determine the appropriate filler from a well-known brand for the desired results. Depending on individual preferences, patients will be offered various options. In cases where hyaluronic gel injections are not suitable, alternative methods for correcting the area around the eyes will be offered.
The process begins with the cleansing of the skin, removal of makeup, and antiseptic treatment. Local anesthesia, either in the form of a cream or an injection, is then applied. The filler itself often contains an anesthetic component as well. The gel is subsequently injected under the skin using a needle or a flexible cannula, depending on the technique and the amount of correction required. Some patients may barely feel the injections, while others may experience mild sensitivity. Nevertheless, the procedure is generally comfortable and typically lasts no longer than 20 minutes. Following the injections, the skin is treated with antiseptic again, and a healing cream is applied. Finally, patients receive post-procedure advice from the doctor and are advised to schedule a follow-up visit to the clinic 14 days later for monitoring.
The duration of the filler’s effect varies. Some gels are naturally eliminated from the body after three months, while others dissolve more slowly, providing results that last up to two years. In cases where undesired results occur in another area, the removal process can be expedited by administering injections of filler-neutralizing drugs, such as Longidaza. These injections can be arranged at our clinic. Microcurrents may also be employed to accelerate the removal of the gel.
For those seeking longer-lasting results without the need for repeated procedures, an alternative option is lipofilling. This technique involves contouring the eye area with purified fat harvested from a person’s own “problem” areas. Fat cells generally have a 70% success rate in establishing roots and do not typically dissolve afterward. However, it is important to note that drastic weight loss can affect the longevity of the fat transfer.
Under-eye fillers are beneficial for addressing various indications, including pronounced nasolacrimal grooves, dark circles, bags under the eyes, thin skin, wrinkles, spider veins, pigmentation, and swelling. The use of hyaluronic acid-based fillers offers the advantage of improving skin quality. As a natural substance, hyaluron enhances cell nutrition and oxygen supply. This normalization of metabolism and blood circulation leads to improved skin tone, reduction of imperfections, and rejuvenation.
Lower eyelid fillers offer numerous benefits, including consistent results that last up to a year and a half. Facial expression is preserved, and only one procedure is usually required to achieve the desired result. The recovery time is relatively fast, and in addition to replenishing the volume, a filler such as Aliaxin FL also improves the quality of the skin.
During the recovery period, there are certain guidelines to follow. In the first few days, swelling and bruising may occur but generally subside within 48 hours. The treated area should not be wetted on the first day, and skin care products recommended by the doctor should be used. It is important to avoid touching, rubbing, massaging, or exfoliating the skin until it has fully healed. Applying makeup to the injection site should also be avoided.
Throughout the first week, it is advisable to limit water intake to prevent edema. Over the course of the first two weeks, strenuous exercise, sun exposure, pool visits, and sauna sessions should be avoided. On sunny days, sunscreen should be applied before going outdoors.
If you regularly take medications, consult your doctor about their use during the recovery period.
The results achieved with hyaluronic fillers include improved skin color, elimination of under-eye bags, reduction of a tired appearance, volume enhancement in the lower eyelids, smoothing of fine wrinkles, and lightening of vascular and pigment spots.