The eyes are the most expressive and beautiful area of the face. With advancing age, and sometimes even at a young age, the volume under the eyes is lost and hallows and darker circles are formed in this area. The indentation may be in the entire area under the eyes or be most visible in the “valley of tears” – the area near the nose. This makes the face look tired and older. The same happens in the presence of eye bags and dark circles.
“I want to look less tired” is the phrase that aesthetic dermatologists hear every day. It is no secret that sagging skin, reducing its volume and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles contribute to facial ageing. When these factors affect the area around the eyes, they often have a significant impact on a person’s aesthetic appearance. In addition to making the face look older, research shows that variations in the shape of the eyebrows, the position of the eyelids and wrinkles significantly affect how others perceive our expression. Due to that many women seek different ways to rejuvenate their appearance and feel like the best version of themselves. If you are also looking for a solution then this article might be helpful for you.
What is tear trough and how you can treat it?
The tear troughs are the lines that start from the inner corner of the eye where the tears flow and continue laterally along the lower eyelids. The skin in this area is very thin and tender and as a result, it ages earlier. Almost always, it leads to loss of volume and formation of hollowness in the under-eye area.
The non-surgical methods that can be used for tear trough correction include:
- Laser procedures;
- Filler under eyes.
The most common and one of the best methods is injecting fillers for under eyes. Filling the area between the cheeks and lower eyelids gives the eyes a youthful, calm, and beautiful look. It makes the lower eyelid smoother, with fewer wrinkles, and less visible dark circles and bags under the eyes. The area is extremely delicate and should be treated only by board-certified professionals.
What is tear trough filler?
The filler is an injection material that is used for various aesthetic corrections, such as filling wrinkles, lip augmentation, modelling scars, facial contouring, chin shaping, light nose corrections, and others. Its main component is hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component of the human body.
Fillers are most often used to fill in the nasolabial folds, starting from the outer edge of the nostrils to the outer corner of the lips; the area around the lips and the lips themselves; wrinkles in the cheeks and marionette lines (located between the corner of the lips and the lower jaw, emphasizing the fall of the lip corners of the lower lip). As we mentioned, fillers are also used for the areas under the eyes to lift the tear trough up to the level of the lower eyelid and cheek. Injecting undereye filler is a cosmetic procedure for dealing with tired-looking eyes and correcting volume loss under the eyes.
What type of dermal fillers are used for the tear trough area?
The most common type of eye filler that is used for the tear trough area is made from a substance called hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid filler is one of the most effective methods for correcting sagging under the eyes, filling the valley of tears, and correcting eye bags and dark circles.
Hyaluronic acid helps maintain and restore hydration and skin volume in a completely natural way. It also stimulates the production of new collagen. This will lead to a drastic change in the quality and appearance of the skin.
One of the biggest advantages of hyaluronic acid fillers is the minimal risk of allergic reactions, as our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid.
How is tear trough filler treatment performed?
The under-eye filler is placed by injecting a specific substance in the tear troughs area. An anaesthetic cream is preliminarily applied to reduce the discomfort. The procedure itself takes about 20 minutes. It is quite simple and safe. You can have a visible effect immediately after the treatment. However, the best results are observed after about 7 days
After the tear trough filler treatment, you can expect a little bit of swelling or some redness. There is also a small risk of bruising which normally subside very quickly. It is best if you are going to have this procedure to take a little bit of time off just to make sure you’ve got no important social events on.
Properly placed by a board-certified medical professional, tear trough fillers give an extremely fresh and young look to the under-eye area, as well as to the whole face. To a large extent, the success of the procedure and the quality of the result depend on the qualification of the dermatologist and his/her skills to choose and recommend the most appropriate dermal filler for the treated area.
How long does the effect of the tear trough filler last?
The duration of the tear trough filler depends on the degree of age-related deformities that are corrected with the filler and the time for which the body absorbs it. Hyaluronic fillers for eye bags and tear trough correction are organic and their rate of degradation depends on the individual metabolic characteristics of each person. As a rule, their effect is determined within 6, 9, or 12 months, after which the procedure must be repeated.
Are tear trough fillers safe?
The dermal fillers are usually safe. However, the safety of tear trough fillers is determined by the way they are stored, whether the product is certified for use and especially by the injection technique and the experience of the specialist, and whether all requirements are met before injecting them. It is important to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking (if any), as well as your current health status and whether you have a chronic illness. Adherence to all of these components is important for safe results after applying tear trough filler.
If the fillers are injected incorrectly and the doctor’s recommendations are not followed, there is a higher risk of side effects and complications.
What to do after the tear trough filler treatment?
Aftercare is important in order to get the best results and reduce the risk of side effects. It is normal to have some redness, swelling, and sometimes small bruises immediately after the application of the fillers under eyes. Be prepared for this and don’t be over alarmed. To reduce that swelling you can keep your head elevated as much as possible for the 1st day. You can also use ice compresses for the first 24 hours to sort of stop the swelling. The next day once you have swelling it’s better to use a warm compress to increase the circulation.
Try not to get too hot for 48 hours for example from saunas, steam rooms, and direct sunlight. Avoid drinking alcohol and doing strenuous exercise. Try not to touch the treated area for at least two hours ideally for six hours. This will help to avoid infections. Avoid any make-ups or any spray tans for 6 hours.
How much does tear trough filler cost in Singapore?
The cost of the treatment normally depends on the amount of dermal filler you will need, the type of the filler, and the clinic you choose. The approximate cost for tear trough filler correction in Singapore is around $500 – $1000 per syringe.
Tear trough prevention
The first wrinkles normally are noticed around the age of 25, when the process of natural skin ageing begins, as the production of collagen and elastin decreases with age. Stress, aggressive ultraviolet rays, and unfavourable environments speed up the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, and eye bags. This is the time when every woman should start taking special care of the skin around the eyes.
Experts advise paying special attention to the eye contour. To prevent eye bags and the appearance of small wrinkles and hallows may help some products that improve lymph microcirculation and cellular metabolism, as well as restoring and toning the structure of the skin in this delicate area. Among the good options are all types of eye gels and creams based on water.
In addition to the regular use of appropriate cosmetics, it is important to pay attention to other factors that affect the condition of the skin. We all have heard how we should moisturize our skin regularly and how important are vitamin C and E, but what else affects the health of our skin? To slow down the aging process you need to have some healthy habits as well, such as:
- Drink enough water;
- Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and avoid consuming too much sweet;
- Always use sunscreen;
- Sleep at least 7 hours each night.
Did you know?
The delicate area around the eyes is also one of the most movable parts of the face. In 24 hours, the eye makes about 15000 movements, smiles, or frowns, which is actually the reason for the appearance of facial wrinkles.
By combining various minimally invasive techniques and proper cosmetic products, you can visibly rejuvenate your face. A woman can be beautiful at any age. Healthy lifestyle, moisturizes, dermal fillers for dark circles, chemical peels, mesotherapy, or laser treatments – all these procedures are reliable prevention against the signs of ageing.