The area under your eyes consists of thin skin which can clearly show signs of ageing. Beginning with the corners of the eyes and gradually spreading to the edges of the face. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin which makes the skin looser and ‘saggy’ looking. Under the eyes can start to look hollow and dark.
Along with ageing, there are other factors which can contribute to hollow, dark eyes;
Genetics, unhealthy lifestyle and diet, lack of sleep.
We use hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers to fill the hollows under the eyes, restoring lost volume, hydrating the skin and plumping the area. Usually the tear trough fillers last 9-12 months before another treatment is required. This is because hyaluronic acid is a substance already produced by the human body, after time our bodies break this substance down meaning we need to restore with more hyaluronic acid.
We use a local anaesthetic cream to numb the area prior to treatment, making it pain free.
Using the cannula technique, the safest method of performing tear trough treatment, an incision is made using the needle to insert the cannula into position. Once in position the clinician will inject the filler and massage into place, ensuring the hollows are filled evenly each side.
We tend to inject low doses at first to avoid over filling, and more can be added if required.
Side effects; Temporary;
bruising, swelling, mild discomfort asymmetry.
Infection, formation of nodules which may require massage or dissolving of filler, blindness- extremely rare however it has been reported that filler has moved towards central retina causing blindness.