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Tear Trough Injections

Hollow eyes, Dark Circles and Baggy Eyes Can Be Improved with Tear Trough Injections

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John Q. Cook, M.D.

Chicago 312-751-2112
Winnetka 847-446-7562

Bye-Bye Tired Eyes

Are your eyes making you look tired? Whether the problem is under eye bags, dark circles or a hollowed out appearance, injectable fillers may be able to help. Schedule a consultation today to find out if you are a candidate for an injectable under eye refresher, and say goodbye to tired eyes.

Hyaluronic Acid (Ha) Fillers

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance found naturally in the body. Unlike other fillers that are permanent, HA fillers have the advantage of being long lasting, yet fully reversible.

Hyaluronic acid based fillers are available in a variety of thicknesses, ranging from firm, volumizing fillers, which are great for lifting the cheeks, to thinner, softer fillers that are better suited for placement in the very thin skin just below the eyes. A thirty minute office visit for injectable HA fillers beneath the eyes can provide dramatic results that last up to a year or longer.

Hollow Eyes

Beneath each eye is a natural depression known as the tear trough. These valleys exist naturally where the skin from the nose and the upper cheek slope downward and inward toward the lower eyelid. While everyone has a depression in this location, it is more pronounced in some people than in others.

During the aging process, facial volume is lost and the cheeks begin to fall. Lost fat and sinking cheeks combine to deepen the tear trough and give the under eye a hollowed out appearance. HA fillers can be used to replace lost volume, restoring a youthful, refreshed and well-rested appearance.

Baggy Eyes

Fat pads surround the eye, serving as shock absorbers to protect the delicate eyeball. In youth, these fat pads reside deep below the surface of the skin. Sometimes these fat pads begin to push outward as the structures holding them below weaken. Fat pads then become visible as little pillows, or bags, protruding in the thin skin below the eye.

Carefully placed HA filler injections can be used to smooth out the area around visible fat pads, helping to erase or minimize the appearance of under eye bags.

Dark Circles

Contour irregularities caused by volume loss and the emergence of fat pads beneath the eyes cause shadows to appear. These shadows often create the appearance of dark circles. HA fillers can be used to soften and smooth out the under-eye contour, erasing dark circles created by shadows.

Trust Your Eyes to the Expert

While injectable fillers are one great option to improve the appearance of tired eyes, it is not always the best available treatment. Dr. Cook’s intricate knowledge of facial anatomy and his experience with a wide variety of under eye treatments ranging from skincare, lasers and injectable fillers to more advanced surgical procedures uniquely position him to assess your anatomy and determine the safest, most effective plan to rejuvenate your face and banish tired eyes.