What Are Tear Troughs?
The tear trough describes the area immediately under the lower eyelid, just above the upper cheeks. It is an area of very delicate, thin skin that is more prone to show signs of sun damage and bad lifestyle habits like smoking, poor diet and lack of sleep.
How Does The Tear Trough Show Signs Of Ageing?
The hollowing of the tear trough is one of the earliest signs of ageing in the face and can occur in patients as young as teenagers. The general loss of facial fat in this area, together with the decreased skin elasticity causes the skin to sag. This creates bulges of sagging skin further leading to deep folds and shadows. Protruding eye bags are mostly caused by herniated fat due to natural weakening of aged muscles and this lack of structural support can also be treated with fillers.
How Can Fillers Rejuvenate Tired Eyes?
Injecting filler to the tear trough directly gives the skin a volumising lift and plumps out hollowed areas. This also lifts the skin and decreases shadows thus lightening dark circles. Protruding bags can be reduced by strategically placing filler to the area surrounding the eye bag to plump up the skin and remove shadows and folds. Fillers can only mask light bulging eyes bags, however. For more severe cases, removal via a surgical blepharoplasty procedure is recommended.
Will Tear Trough Filler Hurt?
Although the tear trough is a very delicate, sensitive area, the needles used in the treatment are very fine and the procedure itself is also very quick. Pain experienced is therefore minimal although a local anaesthetic or numbing cream can also be applied if required
When Can I Expect To See Results From Tear Trough Fillers?
The fast-acting volumising effect of dermal fillers mean initial results are visible immediately. However, there may be a degree of swelling and bruising which will take up to 10 days to reduce.
Are Tear Trough Fillers Safe?
Injection of the tear trough with dermal fillers is a low-risk procedure. However, the area around the eyes is very delicate with a large number of important features. Therefore, it should only be handled by a trained expert with in-depth knowledge on the anatomy of the eye and surrounding structures. At Neo, all tear trough fillers will be performed by our UK leading oculoplastic surgeon who specialises in aesthetic eye procedures.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Dermal Fillers?
Men and women of all ages will see relief from eye bags and dark circles using tear trough dermal fillers. You will not be suitable, however, if you have a history of reactions to dermal fillers or have any known allergies to the ingredients. Those with bleeding disorders, autoimmune diseases or who are pregnant or breast feeding will also not be able to receive dermal fillers.