Loss of Volume / Tear Trough reduction
This is an increasingly popular treatment, especially in patients from their late 30s to 40s, to essentially fill out the trough. The loss of volume at the junction between the upper cheek and lower eyelid is sometime the only obvious sign of ageing. Therefore simple replenishment of this lost volume without the need for surgery can lead to dramatic improvements. This treatment can also be combined with ReDerm and PRP Therapy to further enhance results.
As we get older many of us will start to notice dark circles and hollowing appearing under our eyes. This occurs due to ageing, thinning of the overlying skin and the loss of soft tissue that lies over the bony rim of the eye socket. In youth, due to the abundance of fat overlying the skin and the soft tissue surrounding the eyes, the ligament is usually invisible. However, with age “sinking”of the adjacent tissues and thinning of the skin occurs, leading to an increased visibility of this ligament between the skin and orbital rim- the so called “tear trough deformity”.
The tear trough is the groove that lies at the junction between where the lower eyelid where it meets the cheek. The aim of the treatment is to place the dermal filler deep below the skin under soft tissue and around the orbital malar ligament; thereby lifting up these tissues and making the tear trough appear shallower. In most patients there is an almost immediate improvement with a visible reduction in the depth and width of the tear trough itself.
Receiving a dermal filler treatment in this area will help improve the dark circles which are often due to shadowing caused by the loss of volume. Due to actual skin pigmentation that has built up over many years there may be some signs of pigmentation after your treatment. For improvement of the pigmentation, we can advise you as to what cream will be suitable to use around the delicate eye area.