Dark Circles


Dark circles make the face look tired and suggest a pronounced lack of sleep or a lot of stress. Dark circles usually become more pronounced with age. With the help of Hyaluronic Acid Filler, we can perfectly correct dark circles in depth. If necessary, it is also possible to correct them with your own fat.

Procedural facts

Length:20 minutes of anaesthetic cream and then treatment between 10 and 30 minutes.
Work:Directly after the intervention.
Sport:No sport for 24 hours.
Makeup:No makeup for 24 hours.
Aftercare:Avoid rubbing or massaging treated areas for the first 24 hours after treatment. No sana or steam room for the first 24 hours. Control at 14 days.
Effect:12 to 24 months.
Risks:Haematomas, swelling («Tyndall effect»), asymmetry.
Costs:From 600.–

General information

The area around the eyes, and dark circles in particular, are a particularly important area of the face from an aesthetic point of view. Stress, taking certain medications, alcohol consumption, lack of hydration, and lack of sleep have a direct effect on the development of dark circles. There are two types of dark circles. One of them is the dark circles under the lower eyelid, which is often genetic, and becomes more pronounced with age. In this case, dark circles can be treated very well with a filler. The treatment itself is carried out using microcannulas. If necessary, we also treat dark circles with your own fat. In this case, the correction is permanent. There is a second type of dark circles: dark circles can be caused by pronounced pigmentation on the lower eyelids. Pronounced pigmentation can be treated with whitening methods.

Treatment procedure
At the Bellefontaine Clinic


Before the procedure

Before each hyaluronic acid injection, please let us know if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have used other fillers or are taking medication such as anticoagulants. We also ask that you come without make-up.

During the procedure

For your comfort, you receive an anaesthetic cream in the area to be injected. We treat the dark circles with a small cannula which has the advantage of being much less traumatic than the injection with the classic needle. This type of cannula reduces the risk of complications in the blood vessels. During the injection, we recommend a special position adapted to the face in order to obtain an optimal result. The injection is carried out in a room suitable for this treatment, where cleanliness and aseptic conditions are required. The injection points are drawn on the cleansed and disinfected skin. Only approved and recognized products are used at the Bellefontaine Clinic. Small pink and swollen areas appear at the injection sites and disappear after 15 minutes.

After the procedure

The effect is immediately visible as soon as the skin irritations caused by the injections have disappeared. Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas after treatment. You can then return to your activities immediately after the injection. The treatment usually lasts 12 to 24 months. For the first 24 hours after treatment, you should refrain from sports, sauna and steam bath.

Risks and side effects

The treatment is generally well tolerated. Possible side effects are small temporary bruising and temporary redness or swelling at the injection site. Swelling may also sometimes last longer - Tyndall effect. This swelling can be dissolved with a special product.

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