When the signs of age appear on your face it is very often the eyes that are a giveaway. Thankfully this is something that tear trough filler can help with.
Sunken eyes and tear trough lines are a common sign of ageing as the face loses volume over the years.
In addition to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the lower eye area can also appear sunken leaving you looking as though you have shadows under your eyes.
How can tear trough filler help?
As you age, the amount of collagen in the skin depletes. Collagen is the key ingredient that gives your skin moisture and fullness. The result of depleting collagen is flatter and duller skin. The skin can also lose its volume, which in turn leads to sunken features and wrinkles.
An area of the face that is packed with emotional response, the eyes are often one of the first places to show signs of age through the appearance of crow’s feet and wrinkles underneath the eyes. The tear trough is the area under the lower eye lid and above the cheek. This is often the area where lines appear.
If you have noticed that your tear troughs have become sunken, lined, hollow-looking or dark this is very often down to a loss of volume.
The impact of this on your appearance can be that it leaves you looking tired all the time. Tear trough filler can help to alleviate that problem without resorting to surgery.
Tear trough filler – what to expect
Dermal fillers are one option for treating sunken tear troughs. Fillers see hyaluronic acid injected into the skin – as this is produced by the body itself it is safe to use.
The hyaluronic acid helps to attract and trap moisture to bring added density and volume to the skin. This makes facial features appear fuller and smoother where fillers are applied.
The use of tear trough filler will help to smooth out lines and lift sunken skin, without the need to resort to surgery. Any discomfort or swelling associated with the cosmetic treatment should resolve in around 48 hours, with no need for any extra downtime, while the results are expected to last for between six to 12 months.
Alternatives cosmetic treatments to tear trough filler
PLEXR – a non-surgical eye lift
PLEXR is an effective way to remove excess skin from the eyelids and eye bags. This revolutionary treatment is an alternative to having surgical blepharoplasty to lift the eyes.
A PLEXR eyelift works by using plasma to rejuvenate the skin – the plasma is causing by ionising the air between the instrument and the skin, turning solid matter into a gas and, as a result, shrinking the skin to tighten it.
PLEXR works well on the delicate eye area and achieves long-lasting results. You may feel the need for some downtime as the treatment causes brown spots, known as carbon crusts, to form. These can take around seven days to fall off and the eye area can become swollen. These effects will subside as clear, scar-free skin is revealed.
Using specialised skincare will also help to keep wrinkles and dark circles at bay in the tear trough area.
Evidence-based creams will allow you to achieve genuine results when targeting wrinkles, adding volume and rejuvenating skin for a more youthful look.
Clinics with a medical professional are able to advise on, and provide, pharmaceutical-grade skincare that delivers excellent results. If you want a skincare routine that will make a real difference that is the place to start.
Obagi skincare is a good choice for stepping up your skincare routine to target the signs of age. Through a consultation you can decide which product is best for you in consultation with your clinician.
The Obagi range includes creams that are specifically for the eye area and will target wrinkles and fine lines as well as adding firmness.
Tear trough filler treatment
Dr Camilla Hill is able to offer dedicated tear trough filler treatments, PLEXR and pharmaceutical-grade skincare from her clinic in Worcestershire – and with more than 30 years of medical experience you can be sure you are in safe hands.
If you want to take action to address wrinkles and dark circles around your eyes, contact Dr Camilla Hill for a friendly consultation.