Redensity II, available on Vancouver Island, is specifically designed to target and get rid of dark under eye circles and wrinkles.
If you’re tired of using half a tube of concealer a day just to look less tired, Redensity II could be your solution. When it comes to dark circles under the eyes, what we are often seeing is darkness due to a lack of fullness in the eye troughs. It doesn’t matter how many eye creams or how much sleep you get, this is simply a result of genetics for many.
For over a year now, I have been trusting and using Redensity II by Teosyal (Clarion Technologies), a formula specifically created for this sensitive area. Its rheological profile and combination of cross-linked and non-cross-linked HA decrease risk of swelling and allow for minimal pressure of the gentle tissue.
What causes dark under-eye circles?
Alcohol consumption, smoking, tiredness, iron deficiency can all lead to dark circles under the eyes, but oftentimes it comes down to genetics. Research shows that family history is the most significant factor in determining if someone will develop dark circles (the average age for onset is 24 years old). There are two specific genetic factors researchers looked at: collagen levels and melanin production.
With age, individuals may also develop minor fat pads (or hollowing) as the collagen and elastin begins to break down faster due to slowing production. To determine the root cause of your dark under eye circles, consult your family doctor.
What is Redensity II?
Redensity II by Teosyal (Clarion Technologies) is an injectable filler that consists of a combination of cross-linked and non-cross-linked HA that is specifically made for the thin skin around the eyes. First of its kind, the powerful formula combats dark circles and/or hollowing under the eyes, lasting anywhere between 9 months to a couple of years depending on the individual.
Used: Redensity II – Full Syringe
Treated: Tear Troughs
Lasts: 12 Months
Approx. Cost: $550
Used: Redensity II – Full Syringe & Revanesse Contour (1 Syringe)
Treated: Tear Troughs & Cheeks
Lasts: 12 Months
Approx Cost: $1000
How long is a Redensity II filler treatment?
I will book off a 30-minute slot for your Redensity II treatment. While we may use that full alloted time for your first treatment in order to go over all the information and answer any questions you may have, you’ll find that the actual injections take about half the time. For my repeat patients, appointments can take as little as 15 minutes.
How to prepare for my under-eye filler treatment?
Prior to coming in for your Redensity II under-eye filler appointment, you’ll need to avoid any blood thinners that can increase the risk of bruising. Avoiding alcohol and any supplements for the 48 hours (if you can go longer, that’s great) before your appointment is also very important in ensuring the best results possible. When you arrive at your appointment, please come with a clean, make-up free face.
Am I a good candidate for Redensity II?
The best candidates for Redensity II have lost volume in the tear trough and/or have developed minor bags, fine lines or dark circles under their eyes. In some cases, the palpebromalar “groove” may even be visible. Typically, patients tend to be in their thirties or older. As always, consult with your family doctor before adding any new cosmetic procedure into your routine. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid this treatment.
How much does Redensity II cost?
Most commonly, individuals require one syringe of Redensity II for dark under eye circles, which is $550. For reference to what these results might look like, check out my patient transformation gallery.
How long does Redensity II under-eye filler last?
Depending on the individual, filler can break down slower or faster. Typically Redensity II under-eye filler lasts between 9-12 months. However, some individuals may notice fullness and more subtle results up to two years. After your first treatment, I’ll work with you to monitor your results and help you plan your next treatment accordingly.
What is the downtime for Redensity II under-eye filler?
The downtime after Redensity II treatments is gradual. While the first 4 hours, you’ll be limited in your daily activity, by two weeks post-treatment you’ll only have minor restrictions remaining.
In the first four hours post-injection, you must avoid lying down and must keep your head in an upright position (be careful of looking down at your computer or phone). You may apply a cool pack and take tylenol if you’re experiencing any discomfort. That evening, DO NOT sleep on your face or touch your face.
For the first 24 hours avoid: strenuous movement or exercise; applying makeup; hot environments; and direct, extended UV exposure. For the first few days, be extremely gentle when washing your face or applying makeup–limit the pressure applied as much as possible. For two weeks post-treatment, do not book any laser, resurfacing or chemical peel treatments.
Does Redensity II filler hurt?
As Redensity II is an injectable filler designed specifically for the thin-skinned area around the eye, it consists of Lidocaine, a freezing agent, to ensure patients are as comfortable as possible throughout the process. If you have any concerns surrounding injections, please speak to me about the little steps we can take to make you more comfortable throughout the process. For example, holding a stress ball, having a juice box immediately after your treatment and/or playing your favourite song as a distraction.
What are the possible side effects of Redensity II?
Swelling and bruising are the most common side effects of getting Redensity II filler. There are more serious side effects that can occur later down the road. For example, six months after your treatment you may experience swollen or tender eyes as a result of biofilm–an infection that forms around the filler. This can be treated with oral steroids and/or antibiotics. Another extremely rare side effect, but one worth mentioning so you can make an informed decision, is occlusion or ocular occlusion (blindness or partial blindness in one or both eyes). Though the latter two side effects are incredibly rare, it is my job as a practitioner to ensure you have all the information in order to make an informed decision about your treatment.
Redensity II Under-Eye Filler on Vancouver Island
If you are considering under-eye filler, take the time to do your own research. Look at multiple sources and choose your practitioner wisely. The eye area is very sensitive and can be difficult to treat–look for a practitioner with experience in this less common treatment. This is not the time to base a decision on pricing. Instead, base your decision on who has the most experience and makes you feel the most comfortable.
If you’d like to choose me for your under-eye filler, I offer appointments at four different locations on and near Vancouver Island: Elegance Sculpting, Parksville; Xpose Salon, Nanaimo; The Refinery House, Chilliwack; and Avenue 42, Langley.