Tear Trough Injections
The older we get, the more our skin tends to lose vital skincare compounds like collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. And as these compounds becomes depleted over time, certain areas of the face have a tendency to show the effects of this loss more than others. Generally, these areas share certain characteristics like thinner skin and close proximity to important facial features. One of the most common of these areas is known as the tear trough – the area below the eyelid and just above the cheeks – as without HA or collagen, the skin grows extremely thin here. This is a major reason why many men and women develop dark circles or under-eye bags in this region, causing the eyes to look hollow or sunken-in – like you haven’t gotten enough sleep. At Queens medical spa, Aesthetic Solutions NY, the team of aesthetic skincare experts uses one main method to alleviate these issues below the eye area – tear trough injections. Tear trough injections are an important treatment type in order to improve the fullness and appearance of the skin in this location as a result of the ever-thinning skin.
Similar to combatting other examples of facial volume loss, tear trough injections make use of facial fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane, and Belotero Balance. Not all dermal fillers will work well here, due to the sensitivity of the area around the eyes, that’s why its best to use these 3 HA-based facial fillers as opposed to others that may not respond as well to the skin. Using these facial fillers for the tear trough injections, the goal is to replace the lost HA in the skin and fill the hollows left by the lost volume. Once these fillers are injected the empty space will be filled and any hollows or wrinkles that were left as a result of the lost volume, will essentially disappear.
All these dermal fillers specialize in adding HA volume to a sensitive region, making them perfect for use with tear trough injections. In some instances, the team of aesthetics experts at Aesthetic Solutions may even recommend these tear trough injections be used in conjunction with Juvéderm Volbella along the upper cheek area. Volbella specializes in “plumping” this area, and by doing this, it can help to balance out the area. In addition, unlike the other members of the Juvéderm family, Volbella can change slightly over the few weeks and allow the entire cheek (upper & lower) to develop a more uniformed streamlined look to meld better with the tear troughs, once they have been restored to their desired volume.
Depending on the severity of the hollows, and the dark circles along the tear troughs, different levels of treatment may be necessary. Generally, in order to smooth out all the wrinkles, reduce any facial creases, and provide the desired additional volume that may be necessary for the tear troughs long-term – it may take up to 12 months of treatments with these dermal fillers. This is possible using these dermal fillers, as they are fairly non-invasive and require little-to-no-downtime, so patients can return to their daily activities immediately after the procedure. But because the full extend of the results of the tear trough injections will not be known until after about a week following the first tear trough injections, generally only one per side is recommended to start. If you are experiencing dark circles, heavy bags, and under-eye hollows, then tear trough injections might be right for you. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Aesthetics Solutions NY today.