What is under-eye hollowness?
Under-eye hollowness is a type of tear trough deformity that could mar one’s appearance. This aesthetic issue is usually caused by ageing. Besides that, some patients also experience unintentional loss of facial fat pads, which leads to inevitable downward sliding of the skin. The appearance of under-eye hollowness can also be exacerbated by lifestyle habits like poor sleep quality, dehydration, and malnutrition.
What is the best dermal filler for correcting under eye hollowness?
For instant results, patients can choose to undergo dermal filler injection procedures. This aesthetic procedure is usually conducted by a certified medical professional specialising in administering dermal fillers. Just like any other medical procedure, this treatment session must be conducted under strict aseptic standards to reduce the risk of infections on patients whose medical history have been extensively reviewed. The patient’s extent of under-eye hollowness must also be assessed. Physicians are encouraged to take photographic documentation before the procedure, so that it can be used as post-procedural monitoring tool.
One of the most popular dermal fillers used to treat under eye hollowness is Restylane, a type of non-animal stabilised hyaluronic acid-based (NASHA) filler. The hyaluronic acid molecules are sourced from tightly regulated bacterial fermentation process before being carefully purified to be free from any potentially dangerous endotoxins. The NASHA Technology also preserves the natural molecular structure of hyaluronic acid particles and the way the particles naturally connect with each other, resulting in a highly stable and long-lasting filler. Once injected into the under-eye area, the soft tissue implant will instantly plump the sunken region. Compared to other brands of injectable gel, this filler is of biphasic texture; hence, it will not migrate from the original injection area. Besides that, it also poses less risk of post-injection swelling. The Restylane filler should be able to deliver aesthetic improvements for about 6 to 12 months before it is metabolised by the surrounding cells. But this duration of action varies depending on the volume of filler injected and the patient’s age, skin condition, and lifestyle behaviours.