Eye circles

Dark circles under the eyes make the face look tired and indicate a pronounced lack of sleep or a lot of stress. Dark circles under the eyes usually become more pronounced with age. With the help of filler hyaluronic acid we can perfectly correct dark circles. If necessary, they can also be corrected with the patient’s own fat.

Procedural facts

Duration:20 minutes of anesthetic cream, followed by a treatment of 10 to 30 minutes.
Work:Immediately after the procedure.
Sport:No sport for 24 hours.
Make-up:No make-up for 24 hours.
Aftercare:Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas for the first 24 hours after treatment. No sauna or steam bath for the first 24 hours. Control after 14 days..
Effect:12 to 24 months.
Risks:Hematoma, swelling ("Tyndall effect"), asymmetry.
Costs:From 600.–

Dr. Yann Favre, +4000 injections performed.

Portrait Dr. méd. Yann Favre
Professional consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon FMH & EBOPRAS
Member of the Swiss Society for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
More than 15 years experience in plastic and aesthetic surgery in various clinics and university hospitals in Switzerland and Europe
4000+ injections performed in renowned centers in Zurich
experience with botulinum toxin or hyaluronic acid injections with needle or cannula
Individual result planning
A professional and friendly team that cares for your well-being before, during and after your treatment
Yann Favre, MD
Founder of the Bellefontaine Clinic
Specialist FMH & EBOPRAS Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

General information

The eye area, and in particular the dark circles under the eyes, are a particularly important area of the face from an aesthetic point of view. Stress, certain medications, alcohol consumption, lack of hydration and lack of sleep have a direct impact on the development of dark circles. There are two types of dark circles. One is the depression 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 performed with microcannulas. If necessary, we can 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 of the lower eyelids. Heavy pigmentation can be treated with lightening methods.

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Treatment procedure
At the Bellefontaine Clinic

Before the procedure

Please inform us before any hyaluronic acid injection 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 peace of mind, you will be given a numbing cream for the area to be injected. We treat dark circles with a small cannula, which has the advantage of being much less traumatic than injections with a classic needle. The cannula reduces the risk of complications to the blood vessels. During the injection, we advise you to adopt a special position adapted to your face in order to obtain the best result. The injection is performed in a room suitable for this treatment, where cleanliness and aseptic conditions must prevail. The injection points are drawn on the cleaned and disinfected skin. Only approved and recognized products are used at the Bellefontaine Clinic. Small pink and swollen areas appear at the injection sites, which disappear after 15 minutes.

After the procedure

The effect is immediately visible as soon as the skin irritation caused by the injections has disappeared. Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas after treatment. You can resume your activities immediately after the injection. Treatment usually lasts 12 to 24 months. You should avoid sports, sauna and steam bath for the first 24 hours after the treatment.

Risks and side effects

The treatment is generally well tolerated. Possible side effects include small temporary bruises and temporary redness or swelling at the injection site. Sometimes swelling can last longer - the Tyndall effect. This swelling can be resolved with a special product.

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