Restylane Eyelight Bellevue & Kirkland
The appearance of the under eyes can change from day to day based on hydration and amount of sleep. However, with age and some genetic features, some people may notice bags form, permanent darkness under their eyes, or visibly hollow tear troughs. In some cases, this can make patients look tired, aged, and even unapproachable. The most common way people brighten up the under eyes is with makeup. However, a more effective and long term solution exists in the first FDA approved under eye filler, Restylane Eyelight. The injectors at Northwest Face & Body offer the best Restylane Eyelight Bellevue and Kirkland provide.
What Is Restylane Eyelight?
Restylane Eyelight is a type of hyaluronic acid filler that belongs to the Restylane family of fillers. While hyaluronic acid fillers have been used off-label for many years, Restylane Eyelight is now the first FDA approved under eye filler available. Formulated specifically to treat common concerns of the under eye, Restylane Eyelight looks and feels natural.
Similar to some other Restylane fillers, Restylane Eyelight uses NASHA technology. This uses crosslinking to create a hyaluronic acid gel filler that is firmer and closer to the natural form of hyaluronic acid than any other HA filler. It helps create projection and definition across many areas of the body including the cheeks, chin, and jawline. This formulation works well in areas where relative firmness is expected, such as the under eyes.
Understanding Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers use the substance hyaluronic acid to create gel fillers. In the body, it acts as a tissue and lubricant for the joints and other areas of the body. This makes it ideal for providing soft volume and definition. Restylane created the first non-animal based dermal filler with the launch of their first hyaluronic acid filler more than two decades ago.
Additionally, hyaluronic acid fillers are safe and low risk. This is largely because they are completely dissolvable and reversible using an agent called hyaluronidase. Therefore, in the rare event of an adverse reaction or event, hyaluronidase can be immediately applied and prevent complications or issues. This also gives patients new to filler or otherwise hesitant peace of mind that they do not have to commit to the results. Though, the majority of patients love their results.
Restylane Eyelight under eye fillers offers men and women many possible benefits. It is versatile and can treat a variety of concerns in patients above the age of 21. Some of the possible benefits include:
- Added facial volume
- Younger looking appearance
- Look more approachable and friendly
- Appear more awake and alert
- Disguise the signs of aging
- Treat under eye darkness
- Address fine lines and wrinkles
- Long lasting
- Quick treatment
- Safe and low risk
- Looks and feels natural
- Minimal pain
- FDA approved filler and treatment
- Performed by experienced and expert injectors
Under Eye Anatomy & Tear Trough Filler Treatment
The under eyes are a unique structure of the face. Firstly, the area contains some of the thinnest skin on the body. This can make it susceptible to pigmentation due to dehydration, lack of sleep, and increased pigmentation due to visible blood vessels. Additionally, with age, the skin only thins more and makes the under eye area more susceptible to dark circles and further hollowing.
Also, most areas of the face start out well plumped and hollow over time. This is because of fat and bone loss associated with aging. However, the under eyes are a natural hollow between the bottom of the eye socket and cheekbone. This hollow may be more or less pronounced for certain people and it does worsen over time. It is possible to naturally have more hollow under eyes, even in childhood.
Therefore, treating the under eye can be tricky and look different for each individual. At Northwest Face & Body, the injectors customize the injections and treatment to match the patient’s anatomy and goals.
Many patients interested in tear trough filler will have similar complaints. However, in comparison to other areas, the reasoning does vary more widely. Some of the conditions Restylane Eyelight may help improve include:
- Dark under eyes
- Eye bags
- Natural or worsened eye hollowing
- Thinning skin
- Wrinkles or fine lines under the eyes
- Loss of facial volume
- Looking “grumpy” “tired” or “sickly”
Restylane Eyelight Injections
The most common Restylane Eyelight injection technique involves a single poke in the space between the under eye and cheek. Then, the injector uses a blunt tipped cannula to inject the filler. There are many benefits to using a cannula for filler injections. For example, it causes less trauma, lowers risks of complications, and is less likely to cause bruising. Many patients also find cannula injections less painful.
First, a small needle creates the entry point for the cannula. The thin cannula can access the entire tear trough area. The needle method often requires multiple injections on each side of the face. There are still some indications for using a needle with Restylane Eyelight. Though, the preferred injection method uses a cannula for precise and low risk injections.
Injections of Restylane Eyelight generally take around ten to fifteen minutes. There is no downtime and only minor alterations to a patient’s normal routine. Some aftercare such as massaging the area and follow-ups may be necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is One Syringe Of Restylane Enough For The Under Eyes?
Usually, yes, one syringe of Restylane Eyelight is enough to adequately treat both eyes. It is very important not to overtreat this area because it can lead to puffy eyes. In some circumstances, patients may require more than one syringe.
Are Under Eye Fillers Noticeable?
Yes and no. Often, others will notice that a patient appears more awake, younger, or simply has an enhanced facial appearance. However, most people will not attribute this change to filler injections. Therefore, the change is noticeable, but the filler treatment itself is usually not.
Will Under Eye Filler Lumps Go Away?
In the majority of cases, under eye filler lumps will resolve within two weeks. Filler lumps are common, especially soon after the injections. However, due to the thinner skin of the under eye area, lumps can sometimes be more visible or prominent. Generally, these lumps settle within a couple of days to weeks. Sometimes, the patient’s injector will recommend gently massaging the lumpy areas to help break them up.
If the lumps do not resolve, this may indicate that the injections were not made deep enough or another issue. The filler can be dissolved and re-injected. Certain fillers are more likely to appear bumpy in the under eye area which is why Restylane Eyelight is ideal. Created specifically for the under eyes, it is less likely to appear lumpy under the surface than some other filler options.
How Long Does Restylane Eyelight Last?
Restylane Eyelight can last up to 18 months. However, the amount of time patients enjoy their tear trough filler results depends on several factors including the patient’s metabolism, environment, facial movements, and genetics. Still, in most patients, it is a long lasting filler with an average of twelve to eighteen months of results.
What Does Restylane Eyelight Cost In Bellevue & Kirkland?
Restylane Eyelight treatment costs $900 at Northwest Face & Body. Additional procedures, syringes, or other circumstances may increase the cost. Patients can use financing and Allē Rewards for savings.
Can Restylane Eyelight Permanently Treat Eye Bags?
Yes, to an extent, and depending on the cause. Eye bags can sometimes be temporary and caused by tiredness, dehydration, or other factors. They can also be genetic or appear in a minor capacity. Restylane Eyelight can help reduce eye bags by altering how light bounces off the area, hiding shadows and darkness.
Eye bags caused by excess skin or fat is usually best treated with lower blepharoplasty surgery. An injector at Northwest Face & Body can help patients determine the ideal procedure based on their goals and anatomy.
The Best Bellevue Restylane Eyelight Under Eye Filler
Northwest Face & Body has served the Bellevue and Kirkland areas for over three decades. Offering premier cosmetic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic procedures on the shores of Lake Washington, Northwest Face & Body is the Eastside’s destination for all of their cosmetic treatment needs, including eye filler treatment. The injectors at Northwest Face & Body have years of experience and specialize in Restylane fillers. Northwest Face & Body provides the best Restylane Eyelight Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-576-1700. Patients can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator. Finally, patients can book their initial consultation through the online booking system.