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Tear Troughs

Tear troughs refer to a depression that starts in the inner corner of the eye and runs downward and outward onto the cheek.

Tear trough deformities often begin in the thirties and progressively deepen over time. The volume loss that occurs can cause a tired appearance. Often tear trough deformities are quite dark. This occurs because of shadowing in the depression and also because the skin is thin in this area and sometimes the dark underlying muscle can be visualised.

Tear Troughs cosmetic treatment - beforeTear Troughs cosmetic treatment - after

Tear trough deformity correction can create a very pleasing refreshing appearance if patient selection is appropriate. Often clients will require deeper volume replacement in cheeks and other areas to maximise outcomes but tear trough treatment can be performed as a stand-alone procedure. It is important to select an experienced injector utilising good lighting to ensure over correction does not occur.

Solution

Tear trough deformities can be effectively treated with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers both correct the volume loss to help fill the trough as well as creating a buffer between the skin and underlying muscle so that the darkness also may improve.

The procedure is relatively quick and most people do not find it painful.

Generally a soft dermal filler is used. It is important not to overcorrect this area as swelling can occur and a sausage type deformity may result. Fortunately, if this does occur it can be corrected with injections that dissolve these dermal fillers.

This area contains a lot of blood vessels and unfortunately bruising following this procedure is quite common.

Longevity / Treatment Regime

Generally speaking soft fillers last 4 to 6 months in this area. Longevity often improves with repeated treatments. Some products in some cases may even last 6 to 12 months.

Tear Troughs

Tear troughs contribute to under eye darkening and hollowing causing a tired appearance.


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