People Are Getting Fillers Injected around Their Eyes to Get Rid of Dark Circles
Unless you are one of those wise people who actually stick to a bedtime (if that’s you, please teach us your ways), your look, in general, is likely to be ‘a slightly tired-looking version of a person with a lot of concealer under their eyes’.
We’ve all got dark circles and puffy eye bags. We could all do with a few more hours of sleep, and looking a tiny bit more refreshed. Most of us resort to makeup, sunglasses, and the occasional glitter concealer to hide the evidence of getting minimal sleep.
You know, because painting on foundation feels easier than turning off Netflix and bloody well going to bed. But would you take serious action against your rundown face situation? As in, an action more serious than leaving dinner early, skipping Love Island, and getting a decent kip? Loads of people would, apparently.
Across the pond, the next hot cosmetic surgery trend is the tear trough treatment.
Basically, this treatment involves injecting hyaluronic acid filler into the under-eye area, making this bit look plumper and erasing dark circles by smoothing out any hollows or shadows.
It won’t be much help with puffy eyes, but it’s supposed to be great for anyone who’s prone to dark circles or a bluish tinge under the eyes.
One surgeon in New York, Daniel Maman, told Allure that his tear trough treatment takes less than thirty minutes to administer, and uses one of two injectable treatments – Vollure or Volbella.
First, the skin’s cleaned, then ice cubes are held to the skin to anaesthetise the area. Once the under-eye area is numb, a small needle is used to inject filler into the area (Dr Maman uses a blunt-tip cannula instead of a needle to prevent bruising).
The patient will have to deal with a little swelling for the next day, but after that, the results should last for around a year. Interesting. The treatment has been around for a while, but surgeons say it’s been picking up in popularity over the last few years.
While everyone should be free to get cosmetic surgery if they feel it’ll help them to love and accept their body, it’s worth noting that this surgery trend feels like yet another way to make us critical of the tiniest areas of our appearance. Dark circles are totally natural. It’s normal to look tired, especially if we’re not getting enough sleep.