What are tear troughs?
Tear troughs are the prominent sunken areas under the eyes which give the appearance of bags or dark circles. The dark circles can be caused by a variety of reasons but give the impression of tiredness and fatigue, even when there has been adequate rest.
What is tear trough treatment?
Tear troughs can be treated with the use of dermal fillers. The Hyaluronic acid is injected into the relevant sites and will plump the area. As Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules the skin will appear younger and fresher.
Is the treatment safe?
As dermal fillers are made up of molecular structures of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance already taking place in the body, there is a significantly decreased risk of an adverse reaction, and so are very safe treatments.
How does the treatment take place?
15 – 20 minutes before the treatment takes place, a prescription anaesthetic cream is applied to the injection sites. The filler is injected at precise locations and the skin is massaged to smooth the material. During the treatment you will have a mirror so that you can see the results which appear immediately. The whole treatment takes around 30 minutes.
What are the side effects of tear trough treatment?
If you suffer from cold sores, make sure that you have an oral prescription prior to your treatment as it may provoke an outbreak.
Common injection related effects may include:
These symptoms should resolve in 2-7 days
How long does tear trough treatment last?
Depending on the areas treated, and the metabolism rate of the patient, dermal fillers can last from 6-12 months. The Hyaluronic Acid is broken down by the body so repeat treatments will be necessary if you wish to maintain a specific look.
- Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen or advil for 2 days after treatment – AVOID them for 1 week prior to treatment.
- Use ice on swollen areas immediately after treatment
- Avoid exercise, except for walking, for 24 hours after treatment
The Eden Medical Clinic medical professionals are highly experienced in carrying out dermal fillers to give you outstanding results that will have you feeling happier, younger and more confident in the way you look.