Dark under-eye circles can make you appear older and give the appearance of being fatigued or exhausted. But can a new treatment help combat the dreaded "raccoon eye" look? The Doctors put the latest beauty innovation for under-eye circles to the test.
Soon-to-be bride Leeza has tried almost everything to get rid of her dark circles. "I've tried concealer, I've tried revitalizing cream, and I've tried puffiness reducer cream, the serums...nothing seems to work," she says. But no one wants to feel like they look tired on their special day. "I'm really worried about my photos on my wedding day. I've worked so hard to make everything perfectly beautiful and I want to look flawless."
Plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Emer has a two-step treatment that will hopefully help relieve Leeza's dark circles and make her feel more beautiful on her big day.
Dr. Emer starts by injecting Belotero filler into the hallows under her eyes. He then follows up with a laser treatment that quickly delivers heat to the skin. This causes the blood vessels to flow better and removes the dark pigmentation without causing damage.
But how much does a procedure like this cost and how long do the results typically last?
Dr. Emer says the treatment should last about a year and can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 dollars. Not ready to sign up for that? Dr. Emer says there a few things that people can try to combat dark under-eye circles. "Topically, some people use antioxidants, or something called coffee berry caffeine or green tea. Those sort of stimulate the circulation in the area and also help relieve or release some of the pigmentation. We use some pigment lightening creams in the office, but I think the way to go is lasers and volume."
And the best part? Leeza's results were quickly noticeable. Her dark under-eye circles appear to have been lessened and post-treatment she's a very happy bride!
To see Dr. Emer perform this procedure on another patient, click here.