Do you suffer from a loss of volume under the eyes, dark circles, eye bags, or constantly look tired? In the past, only surgical blepharoplasty (lower eyelid removal) has been an option, but with advanced technology accompanied with expert skill, Julie can help restore volume and create a youthful look to your eyes by correcting the contours of your eye sockets.

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What exactly is the eye bag?

The eye bag or tear trough is the groove at the junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek. As we age, one of the changes which is commonly noticed and commented on is the appearance and gradual worsening of dark circles under the eyelids. However, with age thinning of the skin occurs, leading to increased visibility of this deep attachment between the skin and orbital rim, known as the tear trough deformity (eye bag) which can be corrected with a dermal filler treatment.
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Frequently asked questions

  • Why have i got eye bags?

    We all have fat in our faces, and it's held in place by ligaments and muscles. As we get older, those ligaments and muscles weaken, making the fat around the eyes more visible, hence the eye bags start to show. Unfortunately, eye bags are not temporary and if you have them, they are usually there to stay. Here are some contributory factors that can cause eye bags or dark circles:
    • Genetics
    • Age - the skin around the eye thins and exposing the tiny blood vessels underneath
    • Lifestyle (lack of sleep, a diet with excess salt, excess alcohol and some experts argue that smoking can also be a factor)
    • Ethnicity - under-eye discoloration is also common among people of Asian or African descent
    • Fluid retention
    • Sinus infections
    • Seasonal allergies
    • Some medications
    • Pregnancy
  • What's used to treat the eye bag area?

    Julie uses a non-permanent synthetic hyaluronic acid dermal filler which biodegrades safely within the body. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar found in all living cells that attracts and binds water, hydrating the skin and giving it volume. Dermal fillers help to restore our skin.
  • Will the treatment hurt?

    Most patients who have the treatment say it does not hurt. The reason being is that the skin around the eye is thin and can be baggy. Julie can prescribe you a strong numbing cream if you would like it to reduce any discomfort.
  • Will I bruise?

    The skin around the eye is extremely thin skin and very vascular (blood vessels). Early techniques often resulted in severe bruising or visible product. Now, the risk of bruising is minimised. The insertion point is made with a small needle on the lateral (outside) of the cheek and the cannula is long enough to reach the nose. This means the eye bag or tear trough can be treated without risk of bruising and with a controlled placement of product.
  • What can I expect after eye bag treatment?

    The results with dermal fillers are instant. After the procedure has been carried out the treated area may be slightly red and/or slightly swollen, however you can resume normal activities, drive yourself home or return to work immediately after the treatment. You may require further treatments depending on the severity of the eye bag.
  • What exactly is hyaluronic acid?

    Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found throughout the body. It gives volume to the skin. Since dermal fillers are made of a substance very similar to your own skin it is a very safe product to have.
  • What happens during treatment?

    Julie will cleanse the area with an antiseptic wash and may draw on the area with a soft white pencil that is removable. She will talk you through everything and show you in the mirror exactly how she will go about treating you. The treatment technique involves single entry points on either side of the face and the insertion of a blunt tipped micro-cannula.
  • What is a cannula?

    The micro-cannula is a blunt tipped tube with the same diameter as a traditional needle for insertion into your skin’s tissue. When compared to traditional needles used for the administration of dermal fillers, the blunt tipped micro-cannula offers far less bruising, swelling and pain. The micro-cannula is far less likely to cause significant trauma due to the blunt tip. Another advantage of the micro-cannula over the traditional needle is that of length. With additional length from the micro-cannula Julie can treat more areas of the face with less entry points.
  • What are the advantages of using cannula?

    • Minimised bruising
    • Less pain
    • No downtime
    • Fewer entry points
  • How long does the eye bag treatment last?

    The results typically last 9-12 months although the exact length of time will depend on the structure of your skin and other factors such as lifestyle, age and of the desired results, all of which will be discussed at the initial consultation. Additional treatments can be performed at any time after the initial treatment after 3-4 weeks.
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