Do you have dark, droopy hollows under your eyes? Even when you’ve had a great night’s sleep, do you constantly look tired? You may try to hide them with makeup or behind a pair of large sunglasses, but wouldn’t it be better if you didn’t have to? Dermatology specialists in San Diego, CA, can help to eliminate those unsightly undereye bags with the help of Restylane. Keep reading to learn more about how this treatment can help give you bright, youthful eyes once again!

What Causes Undereye Bags?

In order to understand how Restylane works, it’s helpful to first understand what causes those bags under your eyes. While you might associate their appearance with a lack of sleep or even with illness, the truth is that undereye bags are a natural sign of aging. As you age, your skin produces less collagen, making it more susceptible to the gentle pull of gravity over the years. Your skin begins to sag or droop, forming wrinkles as well as those bags under your eyes.

The skin around the eyes can be especially susceptible to gravity’s influence because it’s much thinner than the rest of your skin. Additionally, the fat cells under your skin shift over time, which leads to a loss of volume in the face; while this might be a welcomed thing as your “baby fat” slowly disappears from your face, later in life it can end up accentuating the natural hollows in the bones under your eyes.

And finally, aging and exposure to UV rays will deplete your skin’s natural source of elastin and collagen. These two proteins help to provide firmness, smoothness, and natural plumpness to your skin. When collagen and elastin break down over the years, you’ll begin to see more pronounced eye bags as well as more wrinkles.

How Does Restylane Work?

Now that you know why you’ve begun to develop those undereye bags, let’s talk about how Restylane can reverse it. Restylane is a simple injection beneath the eye that’s composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is the same substance that your skin naturally produces to moisturize itself, which makes it incredibly safe to use. By injecting hyaluronic acid into the bags beneath the eyes, we’re packing those sagging spaces with extra hydration and filling in the gaps that time has created.

Additionally, a Restylane injection will stimulate your skin’s production of collagen and elastin, helping it to naturally create a more plump, youthful undereye structure. In this way, Restylane simply assists your body in fighting the pull of gravity while filling in the sagging spaces with a safe, natural substance.

How Long Does It Last?

A Restylane injection is a quick, easy procedure with no downtime. It will generally last between 6 and 9 months before you will begin to see your undereye bags develop again. With regular injections, you can have bright, youthful eyes once again.

If you’re interested in trying out Restylane, contact Academic & Aesthetic Dermatology Consultants. We’re certified professionals in the area of cosmetic dermatology in San Diego, CA. We even offer same-day appointments, so give us a call to schedule your appointment today!