Whats is Tear Trough Rejuvenation ?
Tear Trough rejuvenation is a non-surgical aesthetic treatment using Dermal Fillers to improve the dark hollows under the eye area.
What are tear troughs?
Tear Troughs develop due to the weakening of the ligaments of the lower eyelid, and a loss of soft tissue volume in the cheek area. The bony area under the eyelid becomes accentuated and this can also lead to the appearance of lower eyelid fat pockets (eye bags) and both of these changes can lead to a dark shadow or hollow beneath the eyes and can cause a tired appearance.
Am I suitable for tear trough rejuvenation ?
Tear Trough rejuvenation is suitable for many patients with lower eyelid dark circles or dark hollows (also referred to as ‘tear troughs). This treatment is not suitable for everyone patients with eye bags do get as good a result and a consultation is always recommended with Dr Johnson to make sure you are suitable. Some patients may benefit more from cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty,) some others may need cheek dermal fillers to achieve the best results from tear trough injections.
Dr Johnson can assess your problem and advise what can and can not be achieved she can show you some of her before and after images to help you make informed decision whether you want to book this procedure.
Which Dermal Filler is used ?
Dr Johnson uses hyalauronic acid based fillers for this procedure, the filler is slowly broken down and in most patients results can last around a year. Sometimes a top up procedure is required to achieve best results. Dr Johnson will choose the hyaluronic acid filler most appropriate for your problem.
Does it hurt?
The treatment is well tolerated, and is only a little uncomfortable. Dr Johnson uses of a small amount of skin numbing local anaesthetic cream prior to the injections to reduce the discomfort. Patients are often anxious about their upcoming treatment, but are pleasantly surprised to find the discomfort was less than anticipated.
How long does it take?
The procedure takes about 5 minutes per side.
What are the side effects?
The recovery time is very quick but patients can expect mild swelling for a few days or more.
Mild bruising is common after filler treatment of the tear trough, but usually can be covered with makeup and typically resolves within a week. Patients are advised not to undergo treatment if they have an important event shortly after treatment.
Rare side effects include prolonged bruising and swelling.
Very, Very, very rare side effects include infection and vascular complications
Do’s and dont’s
As with all filler treatments, it is essential that patients avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other medication/supplement that may promote bleeding.
Patients should avoid alcohol the night before and the day of the procedure.
Avoid exercise for twenty-four hours after the procedure to minimize swelling.
Otherwise, patients can resume work and normal activities.