The delicate skin around the eyes is prone to wrinkling, sagging, and darkness from genetics, lifestyle, and age. Considering eyes are the window to the soul, most people would prefer that area to be smooth and age-defying! There are various non-surgical methods to rejuvenate the under eye area, also known as tear troughs. Skincare products and services can provide an improvement in that general area over time. However, the quickest and most effective way of restoring and enhancing the tear troughs is through a physician’s skilled sculpting of the eyelids and cheeks using injectable filler.
Filler can restore volume in the area creating smoother appearance and alleviate the darkened/hollow appearance that can plague under eyes. It refreshes the entire face. Some people may ask about the difference between cheek and tear trough filler, and if cheek filler assists the under eyes in any way. The cheek and under eye area are separate but adjacent parts of the face While you can get partial benefit from each procedure alone, it is always best when an expert injector can assess the cheek and under eye area and decide which route is best suited for an individual patient’s needs. Most people who have deep “troughs” will also need additional filler in the cheek area to produce the most natural result.
Downtime and durability of tear trough rejuvenation can vary based on many various factors such as age, health, skin condition, and lifestyle and can range from no downtime to a couple of days. Downtime may include bruising or swelling at the site of injection, so always schedule your procedure a few weeks ahead of time if you have an event coming up.
So how long does this treatment last? The durability of the results is variable and dependent on much the same factors as downtime. Although different fillers may have different features, the practical reality is that most people are best served by being re-sculpted once a year- preferably in advance of one’s birthday or the holidays! Although all of their original filler may not have dissipated, an experienced injector can build on residual filler and recreate the best version of you.
Considering the eye area is delicate, it is of utmost importance to do research and find a board certified physician with experience in successfully rejuvenating tear troughs. Board certified aesthetic specialists have the most thorough and comprehensive knowledge by training. The aesthetic specialists that are experts in their field are highly experienced and well accomplished. They are the most dependable resource for the safest treatment and to create the best, most natural version of you!