Are you tired of looking tired? We don’t blame you. Fixing dark circles under your eyes may feel like an endless battle, but it doesn’t have to be anymore. Dr. Ballenas at Suite Six Medical Aesthetics offers two different ways you can rid your dark circles – using Belotero® for a temporary fix, or by combining amniotic fluids with platelet-rich plasma for a more long-term solution.
Belotero® is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in the skin that bonds with water to add volume back in areas that have depleted over time. The Belotero® formula is smooth and cohesive, which allows it to be injected into sensitive areas like under the eyes and still look and feel natural. You can see the results of your Belotero® treatment right away and for up to six months after your treatment. It is recommended to maintain treatments to keep your under-eyes looking smooth and awake.
Using Amniotic Fluids with Platelet-Rich Plasma
Amniotic fluid is the liquid that surrounds a baby during pregnancy to provide it with protection and nutrients before being born. Using a combination of this amniotic fluid and platelet-rich plasma is a completely natural way to fill the bags and correct the dark circles under your eyes for three to five years at a time. This treatment is less conventional than using a dermal filler like Belotero®, however, the product is all-natural and results are long-lasting. You may not see results right away. Rather, these results will take a little while to take effect in the body, as growth factors have to activate.
Both Belotero® and amniotic fluids with platelet-rich plasma use the same procedure to rid your face of dark hollows under the eye. Before your treatment, you will be given a topical numbing cream to ward off any discomfort you may feel during your treatment. If you are getting amniotic fluid with platelet-rich plasma, you will have a small amount of blood taken from your arm which will go into a centrifuge during this time to extract the plasma. Once all numb, Dr. Ballenas will inject the formula into the hollows under your eyes. The procedure shouldn’t take any longer than an hour to complete and you’ll be able to return to normal daily activities immediately after.
The cost of ridding your under eyes of unsightly dark circles and hollows is going to differ depending on the type of treatment you receive and the extent of that treatment. If you are considering getting either of these treatments done, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ballenas today. He’ll be able to go over your personalized treatment plan with you and talk to you about the cost. For your convenience, Dr. Ballenas and Suite Six also offer financing options that allow you to break up your payments to better suit your lifestyle and budget.
To learn more about getting rid of your dark circles and the hollows under your eyes, contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ballenas. He’ll go over your customized treatment plan to help you achieve all your aesthetic goals.