What is Tear Trough Reduction
Tear troughs are the hollow areas between your cheeks and your lower eyelids. When this hollow is too prominent, it can create a tired appearance. Prominent tear troughs are usually caused by genetics rather than the ageing process. However, volume loss in the mid-cheek can also pull on the lower eyelids, creating an aged appearance.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of the tear trough of one or both eyes, they can be treated using dermal fillers.
What to Expect
Dermal filler injections, which contain hyaluronic acid, can be used to fill the groove between the lower eyelid and cheek. By injecting filler into this area, it lifts the tear trough up so that it’s at the level of the lower eyelid. This creates a smoother, more youthful appearance that lasts for several months.
A topical numbing cream is first applied to ensure your treatment is comfortable. From there, a series of fine injections are administered. In most instances, both the tear troughs and the mid-cheek area need to be treated to create the desired outcome. If for any reason you are not happy with the results of your treatment, a dissolving enzyme can be injected to reverse the effects.
The entire treatment won’t take longer than 30 minutes and patients can return to work directly afterwards. It’s important not to touch or rub the area for a day or two after treatment to give the filler time to settle. Vigorous exercise and extreme temperatures should also be avoided for a day or two.
Top-up treatments will be required to maintain the results of a tear trough treatment.
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Prominent tear troughs are usually
caused by genetics rather
than the ageing process
The results of your tear trough treatment will be immediate and can last up to two years
Ideal Candidates for Tear Trough Fillers
To determine whether you would benefit from dermal fillers, you will need to schedule a consultation at Skin Confidence Clinic. The ideal patient should also be in good physical health and ideally not smoke. Once the tear trough region and skin has been evaluated, you can either go ahead with treatment or discuss alternative treatment options.
Tear Trough Filler Results
The results of your tear trough treatment will be immediate and can last up to two years. The longevity of the fillers is different for everyone because the ingredients are metabolised at different rates. To ensure the best and long-lasting results, we will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to follow after your session. Since dermal fillers are not permanent, top-up treatments will be required later on. You will be able to tell that a top-up treatment is required when the tear trough grooves begin to sink again.