As we age, collagen and hyaluronic acid is lost from the skin. This can be apparent in some places more than others and can happen at various points in ones life. The “tear trough” area below the eyelid and just above the cheek is one of the places on the face where this can become more noticeable as the loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid can further thin the skin in this location.
Whether for dark circles or “bags” under the eyes, the area beneath your eyelid are often a focal point for other people when they see you. As collagen and hyaluronic acid is lost from this region, this can look as though the area has become hollow and sunken.
In addition to this, the tear trough area of the face can also have other issues, that include a general darkening of the skin, making an individual look as though they haven’t had enough sleep. As a result, many individuals seek to find ways to reduce this appearance.
Improving the fullness of the Tear Trough
When it comes to the tear troughs, it is quite straight forward to help improve the fullness and appearance of the skin in this location due to the thinness of the skin, and one of the main ways this is accomplished is through the use of fillers. Not all dermal fillers are suitable for use here though, due to sensitivity in the area around the eyes. Typically, Dr. Michele Green recommends two different fillers that can be used in this region, these are Restylane®, and Belotero Balance®.
Before and after 1 syringe of Restylane in Tear Troughs (under eyes)
Both dermal fillers are made using hyaluronic acid and their goal is to help replace this naturally occurring substance in the skin, which in turns helps to give a more youthful and fuller looking appearance. Restylane® is typically used to help reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles but can be used to provide volume, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines in the tear trough region. Belotero Balance® is a dermal filler that is designed to replace the hyaluronic acid in the skin and is particularly good for use in delicate skin locations such as the tear troughs.
18-24 year old woman treated with AquaGold (2 treatments) & 1 syringe of Restylane to tear troughs, 1 syringe Restylane to lips
In some cases, Dr. Green recommends combining this with Juvederm Volbella, which can help balance out the cheek area. Juvederm Volbella is softer than previous Juvederm fillers. It also takes about two weeks to see full results develop and should be done at the same time as the Belotero or Restylane option for the areas under the eyes.
Tear Trough Fillers & Results
Generally, the treatment will last up to twelve months and provides additional volume to the area, also aiding in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles that may appear around the tear ducts. In all cases, no down time is required, so you can resume your normal daily routine immediately after the treatment has taken place. However, the results from these fillers are not immediate and can take up to two weeks to fully develop in some patients. Despite that, in most cases, only one injection is needed on each side.
If you are looking to get rid of dark shadows, circles and under-eye bags, Tear Trough Fillers may be right for you. Please contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 if you’re ready to learn more about tear trough fillers and how they can help improve the appearance of the eye area, as well as options overall.
As noted earlier, some patients also choose to also get Cheek Fillers such as Juvederm in order to increase the fullness of their face overall alongside their under eye fillers.