By Dr Ramakant Bembde, Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery
Eyes are an important aspect that enhances the beauty of a person. If you are living with under-eye hollows, you may want to get a fix as it would spoil your outlook.
Undereye hollows are the opposite of having puffy eyes. The problem is not very visible in people with fuller faces, but if you happen to have a slender face, it can be evident. The cause of under-eye hollows is attributed to a lack of fat in the eye region. This can be caused by hereditary problems, sudden weight loss or simply through ageing. You can adopt either surgical or non-surgical options depending on what your cosmetic plastic surgeon suggests for your case.
1)Fillers: The easiest way to deal with under-eye hollows if you do not want to go for a surgical method is a hyaluronic acid fillers treatment. The filler is used to fill the deficient areas in the eyes through an injection, and it is then followed up with treatment procedures on the surface of the skin to make the skin look fuller under your eyes.
The downside of the procedure is that it is not a permanent solution and you will need to have multiple procedures over time to maintain the effectiveness of the treatment. The effectiveness of the method varies from person to person.
2) Chemical peels: Chemical peeling is often combined with or used alone in the treatment of dark circles. It is effective in the treatment of dark circles due to both pigment irregularities in the skin as well as contributions from wrinkles.
1)Autologous Fat Grafting: It is the method of choice when it comes to treating under-eye hollows. It is a safe and effective procedure and is recommended by cosmetic surgeons if you want a long-lasting solution. The procedure involves moving fat tissues using liposuction from other parts of your body and placed under your eyelids. It has beneficial effects on the skin below your eyelids. This procedure doesn’t have any side effects. The procedure usually takes between one to three hours to complete, and any internal swelling that occurs will resolve itself within a couple of weeks. It takes several months for the results to show up. It is recommended to take a post and pre-operative images to assess the changes.
2)PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: PRP injection enhances the looks by producing new tissues in the area due to growth factors resulting in better cosmetic appearance. We also use PRP mainly for facial rejuvenation, Vampire Face Lift, Facial wrinkles, Anti-ageing, Acne Scars Rejuvenation, Burns & traumatic Scars, etc. PRP injections are used with a gap of one month for four sessions. The greatest benefit of using PRP is that it is natural so have no side effects, painless and quick to perform.
3) Lower eyelid blepharoplasty: It can be used to improve dark circles related to shadowing effects from overhead lighting. Equipped with this brief insight into the procedures available, discuss with your plastic surgeon to find the one that would suit you the best.