Top New York dermatologist Dr. Lisa Airan says that one of the most common problems of aging is a loss of volume in the face, which can result in a tired appearance. "In the old days the concept was [that] we'd come in and cut and pull," Dr. Airan says. "A lot of people look very tight. They don't look younger, just tighter. What we're aiming at as a profession now...is to add volume."
Dr. Airan has developed a new age-defying procedure that does not rely on cutting and pulling. To reduce a tired appearance and dark circles under the eyes, she injects Restylane, a non-collagen natural sugar gel, underneath the skin in the lower rim of the eyelid.
Dr. Airan says the treatments take about 45 minutes because she anesthetizes the area before injecting the Restylane filler. Each treatment lasts for about a year.