Under Eye / Tear Trough
These days, many people are enhancing their faces with injected collagen and other facial fillers. Fillers work to plump up areas of the face and are primarily used to reduce wrinkles or engorge lips. However, a newer filler called Restylane is being used to treat under eye circles.
Restylane is a cosmetic filler that was approved by the FDA in 2003 for the treatment of facial wrinkles. However, many doctors use Restylane for other treatments like lip enhancement or reducing dark circles under eyes. Restylane is made of a biodegradable hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance present in all living organisms. It works to provide volume and fullness to an organism's epidermis.
Restylane is produced as a clear gel substance that is injected directly beneath the surface of the skin. Like most fillers Restylane works to plump the underlying tissue in skin. However, Restylane is different from other dermal fillers in the way it permeates the dermal tissue and naturally binds to water molecules. The modified water molecules help assist in achieving and maintaining a natural looking volume.
Because Restylane is made of biodegradable hyaluronic acid, over time, Restylane is gradually degraded by the body and dissolves without any residue or trace.
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