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Bags and dark circles under the eyes may be common, but they’re seldom welcome. Unfortunately, they can also become more noticeable with age. If you have bags or circles under your eyes that make you look different on than outside than what you feel on the inside, contact In Focus. We’ll find a dark circle treatment to help you look rested and vibrant once again.

What Causes Dark Circles?

As you get older, many facial features change. While some features might begin to lend you a knowledgeable or mature dignity, others might be at odds with how you feel. Some common effects of aging are:

  • Loss of volume in your cheeks
  • Fat beneath the eyelids thins or drops
  • Visible lines separate your eyelid and cheek
  • Blood vessels in your eyes become more noticeable

When put together, these effects can lend you an aged appearance. Sun exposure, smoking, and skin damage can all cause these effects to build up more quickly.

Loss of Collagen

Additionally, your body begins to produce less collagen. This protein is essential for maintaining the structure and text of your skin. The result can be an appearance that looks tired and fatigued, even though inside you still feel as lively as ever. As you lose collagen you may look:

  • Fatigued
  • Disinterested
  • Stressed

All of this is only because of dark circles, and you may feel entirely lively inside. That captures the goal of dark circles treatment: to match your inner self and outer appearance.

What Are My Treatment Options?

The treatment that is right for you depends on your goals and how extensive your dark circles are. For some patients, they may see benefits from minimally invasive treatments. Other patients may benefit most from a surgical procedure. During your consultation at In Focus, we will work with you to develop a plan suitable to your unique needs.

Surgical Options

Eliminating lower eyelid bags usually involves what’s known as a lower eyelid blepharoplasty. This procedure involves improving the skin and fat in your lower eyelid by way of a small surgical procedure. Your eyelids are then sculpted and contoured to allow for a more preferable look.

The process can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Often there is no visible scar since no incision can be seen on the skin. To achieve this, you need a surgeon like those at In Focus who are experts in facial anatomy. After you heal no one will be aware that you had surgery, and that is the sign of natural cosmetic plastic surgery.

Non-Surgical Options

Not everyone needs surgery to improve their dark circles. For less stubborn dark circles, we offer non-surgical alternatives to lower eyelid blepharoplasty. Many patients choose non-surgical options as a preventative measure to be a step ahead of dark circles before they form in the first place. These typically include hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

These fillers deliver noticeable improvements without the need to incisions or downtime. However, the results are temporary, usually from several months to a year. For some patients, this is an advantage as it does not require the long-term commitment of a surgical procedure.

The non-surgical options we provide include:

  • FaceTite
  • AccuTite
  • Microneedling
  • Dermal Fillers (Restylane and Juvederm)
  • Laser Treatments

Which Is Right For Me?

We are here to help you decide what treatment is best for you. During your consultation, you will have a chance to express your treatment goals. Then, working with you, our surgeons develop a personalized treatment for your dark circles.

Recovery and Downtime

For non-surgical options, there is practically no downtime. When an expert performs treatments such as dermal fillers, you should be able to return to your normal routine immediately.

For blepharoplasty, there will be a brief recovery period. During this time, we recommend you:

  • Apply an ice compress regularly for a week or two after the procedure
  • Avoid any strenuous physical activity, as well as any activity that strains the eyes.
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Avoid smoking

We will provide you with medication to help dull any pain or discomfort. The full recovery period depends on the circumstances, procedure, age, and general health of the patient, but it shouldn’t be too long.

If you have any questions at any point, the team at In Focus is here to help. Contact us and we’ll gladly keep you informed every step of the way.

Why In Focus Is the Right Choice

Any surgery that involves the area around your eyes is best handled by an oculofacial plastic surgeon like the ones at In Focus. The tissues and muscles surrounding your eyes and eyelids are very particular, and navigating them in a way that keeps them working, without leaving too conspicuous a scar, requires specific expertise. There is no one in the Temecula area more qualified to handle this than the experts at In Focus. The advantages our surgeons bring to the table include:

  • Experience–We have plenty of experience with all areas of your eyes and eyelids. We know what kinds of surgical procedures are needed to address any cosmetic or medical problems.
  • Ability–We have a team of trained microsurgeons who know how to perform the most precise operations on your eyelids.
  • Knowledge–While other cosmetic surgeons can work on your eyes, it pays to go with a specialist. Make sure your job is done right the first time. You can’t afford something going wrong, stick with the experts at In Focus.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Schedule a consultation with In Focus today, and we will help you take the first step to a rejuvenated appearance. When you arrive, we will evaluate your specific situation. We examine your entire facial appearance to determine the best course of action.

We make it our job to keep you informed of every aspect of the procedure, so you can rest assured that you are a part of the process. We want you to be fully informed as to every element of our system. Call us today to get started!

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