Treatment time: 45 minutes
Longevity: Up to 2 years
What is a Tear Trough?
The tear trough, also known as a nasojugal groove, can appear to look like a dark circle below the eye when a deep tear is present. This can give the early sign of aging around the eyes often giving the appearance of being tired.
Who is Tear Trough / Under Eye Correction For?
For many patients, both young and old, filler treatments to the under eye area are a safe and effective alternative to surgery. Many patients are unhappy with the shadows and depressions that occur under the eyes. This can be due to genetics, but is also a common sign of aging.
In order to fix the volume loss in the tear trough area, our providers will evaluate what the best dermal filler should be used and the amount. The filler used in the tear trough area is usually Restylane Refyne. Our goal is to provide the most natural look volume restoring look to erase all signs of aging.
The Tear Trough procedure is an ideal treatment for the following indications.
- Sunken eyes
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Tired looking eyes
- Eye bags
What to Expect During Your Treatment?
Cannulas are prefered when filling the under eye area because this technique results in less swelling, bleeding, and bruising. As a result of using a cannula, downtime will be minimized and results will be smoother. The cannula is inserted on the subcutaneous layer of the skin and a side to side movement is used while injecting. The benefit of using the cannula is due to the pliability of it, your physician can inject multiple areas from just one entry point. As a result there will be less trauma compared to multiple injections using a needle.
Expected Side Effects From This Treatment
- Bruising – This is always a possibility with any cosmetic injectable. Bruising will subside with time and will not affect the results of the treatment.
- Swelling – Can take up to 4 weeks for the filler to settle into the tissues properly.
- Asymmetry – Most of us are asymmetrical and have more or less volume loss on one side of our faces. This is especially true for the tear trough area. Our goal is to make your face as symmetrical as possible. Signs of asymmetry will be further corrected at the second treatment. We don’t do additional treatments until all swelling has settled after 4 weeks.