The Tear trough, is the inner portion of the lower eyelid. It’s an area most people give very little thought for most of their lives. However, as we age, there is a natural decrease in fatty tissue under the lower eyelid and upper cheek area. The skin and muscles of the lower lid slowly lose elasticity and no longer remain tightly secured in place. These changes can eventually cause the tear trough depression to become puffy or bulge away from the face. When the tissue under the eye pushes outward, “bags” begin to develop. The unevenness of the area can become shadowy, which in turn will look like “dark circles” under the eyes. No matter how much makeup is worn, the face can still look exhausted and unhealthy.
Dark circles are more common in adulthood, often affecting both men and women. Regrettably, dark circles become more visible and permanent as the under eye skin loses collagen, becoming thin and translucent. Due to habitual facial expressions, one eye might have a severer dark circle than the other, thus creating an uneven smile.
Unsightly tear troughs can be corrected without surgery. Using tiny injections of Dermal Filler, patients can see a dramatic improvement in moderately deep tear troughs. We are using Hyaluronic Acid Filler, the hyaluronic expands the tissue of the tear trough, making it look smoother and healthier. With the area no longer sunken, the dark ‘circles’ are eliminated.
The results from tear trough correction can be seen immediately. Hyaluronic acid injections will dramatically smooth the under eye area, filling the tear troughs. The benefits from non-invasive tear trough correction will last eight to 12 months, sometimes longer. When the results begin to fade, repeat injections will be necessary to maintain healthy, youthful-looking eyes.