It is said that the eyes are windows to our soul. But, before that, they let us see the world and let the world see us. The eyes are the true picture of our health and vitality. So, when you start having problems with the way your eyes look, it can have dramatic effect on how you see yourself and how others perceive you. Your eyes might make you appear older and more tired than you really are or make you appear angry or indifferent when you do not really feel that way.
It does not help that your eyes are one of the first features on your face that show the signs of ageing. The bone of the orbit of the skull or the cavity in which the eye is located widens as we age, causing the loss of support for the eye. This loss causes the eye to look sunken. As the fat around the eyes becomes more prominent, we develop bags under the eyes and our upper lids appear heavier. The skin around the eye is very thin and delicate, making the loss of collagen and elastin, together with sun exposure and other factors ,result in wrinkles, loss of elasticity and drooping.
There are many procedures available for enlarging the eyes and improving their look. But, one of the most effective treatments for rejuvenating your eyes is called THE TEAR TROUGH. This procedure addresses the loss of volume under the eye. Tear trough is a non-surgical procedure that can significantly improve the appearance of sunken and hollow eyes. Together with other treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections, tear trough treatment can be central part of a treatment plan to rejuvenate your eyes and restore their youthful sparkle.
DO I NEED A TEAR TROUGH TREATMENT?
The eyes are sensitive and suffer many changes as we age. These changes leave behind unavoidable and visible symptoms such as dark circles beneath the eyes, making you look tired even if you are not. The tear trough is the line which extends from the inner corner of the eye downward, toward the central under-eye area. It can start to appear more pronounced, accentuating skin laxity and the shift of fat in the lower eye area. This might make you look tired and sleep-deprived.
The loss of collagen in the skin is the major reason for the dark circles under your eyes. Its loss will probably result in other issues around your eyes. Collagen helps support the inner structure of the skin and its loss leads to thinner, much more lax skin with less tone and more wrinkles and fine lines. Only a specific cosmetic procedure designed to volumize the skin and increase collagen production, such as fillers, can reverse this process and replace skin’s volume.
Everyday normal facial expressions also aggravate this issue. Skin that is already fragile due to the collagen depletion can be even more distressed every time we laugh, talk, smile or sneeze. Since shifting fat and the loss of skin tone can be only corrected through surgery, a tear trough procedure offers an effective non-surgical option that grows in popularity.
HOW WILL A TEAR TROUGH TREATMENT REJUVENATE MY EYES?
Men and women who would like to get rid of dark circles under their eyes are perfect candidates for a tear trough treatment. Our injector Rebecca at FACE Cosmedical will inject fillers into the tear trough depression under the eye using a device called cannula. The fillers will volumize the hollowness of the tear trough, at the same time minimizing the appearance of eye bags. The type of filler and the technique used are critical for getting the optimal results.
Making sure that the right technique and right fillers are used for your tear trough procedure means using the reputable provider with extensive experience in offering this kind of treatment. It is vital that the filler is placed at exactly the right depth, the appropriate amount of filler is used and that the filler is exactly right for this procedure to avoid complications. Possible problems include lumps and puffiness. It is also crucial that the professional performing the procedure has good knowledge of anatomy to avoid serious issues such as obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct that drains tears from the eye. Blindness is also possible but fortunately rare permanent side effect of poorly placed filler. The procedure can be performed using both needle and cannula, but our injector Rebecca at FACE Cosmedical prefers to use cannula that has rounded tip for added safety.
Our injector Rebecca at FACE Cosmedical also treats the orbital malar groove, which includes the entire half circle under the eye. This area can also benefit from dermal fillers and most of the time the same type of filler is used for a malar groove as it is used for the tear trough. Dermal fillers can also help reduce discoloration in this area and brighten its look, producing the total rejuvenation of the lower eye area.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE TEAR TROUGH PROCEDURE?
A tear trough procedure is fast and effective, It is commonly performed but the individualized treatment is crucial. The choice of appropriate filler for the area that is being treated is vital to prevent puffy look after the treatment. The method and technique for the procedure are also very important.
While many practitioners use needles for injecting fillers, our injector Rebecca prefers touse cannula. This device, in experienced hands, is much more precise that needle and since it has blunt, rounded tip, causes less damage to the surrounding tissue. It means less bleeding and bruising, drastically reducing recovery time.
Tear trough treatment is not only fairly quick but is also minimally invasive and not very painful. Regardless, our experts apply injectable local anesthetic to the treatment area before introducing fillers, to ensure patient’s comfort.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM A TEAR TROUGH TREATMENT?
Patients undergoing tear trough procedure can expect to experience some mild swelling after the treatment is finished, but it will normally subside in about a week. While bruising is less likely with using a cannula, it can happen occasionally and can easily be disguised with makeup. Any high intensity exercise that increases blood flow into the area may increase the risk of swelling and should be avoided for a few days. All other activities such as work can be resumed immediately after the procedure.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULT OF THIS PROCEDURE LAST?
The results of tear trough treatment are long-lasting. Most clients can expect to enjoy a more rejuvenated eye area for up to 18 months and in some cases even longer. But, the results may vary and depend on each person and future treatments are necessary to maintain the effects of the procedure. Our injector Rebecca will recommend the optimal schedule to ensure that you continue to look your best as long as possible.
You can take advantage of a full range of procedures at FACE Cosmedical, including treatments for lips, hands and high quality skin care options for maintaining healthy, great looking skin. If you need more information on any of our procedures, or would like to make appointment for a consultation, please contact.
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