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Under Eye Filler

(Tear Trough)


  Through aging, as tissues thin and sag, hollowing occurs in the area between the lower eyelid and cheek. This is called a tear trough and derives its name from the path that a tear travels from the tear duct down the side of the nose. The fold that appears with the hollowing is referred to as a “nasojugal fold” and is the deep indentation running down from the eye to the nose.

What Is a Tear Trough 


A tear trough deformity occurs when the depression or “hollow” extends horizontally across the entire junction of the lower lid and cheek. At first, this indentation may appear small and often goes unnoticed. But as the skin ages or worsens, the indentation can grow to create a large, dark shadow under an individual’s eyelids.


What Are the Primary Causes of Tear Troughs?

​​​​​​​A tear trough deformity can happen to anyone, at any time. It usually is the result of skin and muscle laxity that may occur for a number of reasons. For instance, genetics, diet, stress, sun exposure, and various lifestyle factors may cause a younger person to suffer deep tear troughs. Comparatively, an older individual becomes more likely to encounter deep tear troughs due to ageing

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.



How Can I Correct Tear Troughs

To correct tear troughs, the treatment involves filling the tear trough area to elevate the indented or depressed area until it is flush with the lower lid and cheek.


I use a variety of methods to correct tear troughs. Teosyal / Restylane is the preferred under-eye filler. Restylane is comprised of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body and provides plumpness to the skin. Restylane can be injected into the tear trough hollows to fill the area and bring the darkness into the light. Restylane injected into the area can minimize the appearance of under-eye bags for up to one year.


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

Just about anyone over the age of 20 years can reap the benefits of tear trough correction. A consultation with M.D Aesthetics will present you with options for your particular condition.

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