Tear TroughDeformity: Surgery VS. Dermal Fillers
While many of us are familiar with under-eye bags and deep, discolored hollows beneath the eyes, a tear trough deformity, despite being quite common, are a relatively unknown issue. Considering how delicate the area around the eyes is, cosmetic treatments here in the past were almost exclusively topical – using creams or serums to rejuvenate and brighten the skin in the region. However, as aesthetic methods have advanced, experts have grown more and more comfortable using dermal fillers for tear trough injections and get rid of these awful tear trough deformities. At Queens medical spa, Aesthetic Solutions, the team of experts have perfected the art of tear trough injections – helping patients with all types of skin improve and enhance their overall look and facial aesthetic. To better educate you on the process, here is some vital information to know before undergoing the procedures yourself.
Tear trough deformitiesare often known medically as orbital rim hollows, and while they can definitely impair vision somewhat, they are chiefly a cosmetic concern. Depending upon the severity of these hollows, and how deep the deformity is, there are two main options for treatment – surgery or dermal filler tear trough injections. At Queens medical spa, Aesthetic Solutions they specialize in non-invasive methods of treatment and therefore only offer non-surgical tear trough injections. Generally, the best option for these types of dermal fillers are those that use a Hyaluronic Acid base – such as Juvéderm, Restylane, and Belotero. The important thing for patients to understand, is exactly what they should expect when looking into a dermal filler treatment as opposed to seeking out surgery. The process usually goes as follows:
· Initial Consultation
During a consultation, the doctor or medical professional will examine the tear trough area, the upper and lower eyelid, thoroughly – this allows them to determine the severity of the deformity and what the best option for treatment might be. In addition, they will likely look into your medical history for allergies, conditions, any adverse diseases, etc. Also, if you have used any other facial fillers and/or surgery.
· Patient Expectations
One of the most important things to determine is the goals of a patient and how much correction they need, and how much they expect to have with a certain type of procedure. This is one of the most important parts to understand, as they have to be aware that tear trough injections using facial fillers will likely have to be repeated every 6 to 18 months, depending on the severity of the condition. And while surgery may provide a more permanent solutions, they have to judge if the issue is bad enough to warrant going under the knife and worth any possible side effects or complications. No matter how simple or how routine, surgery is always somewhat dangerous and can lead to some complications. And it is up to you, as a patient, to decide. At Queens medical spa, Aesthetic Solutions, they will generally recommend patients use non-invasive measures during the consultation, unless they have expectations and desires that are only achievable through a more invasive surgical procedure. There is also a financial consideration to this decision, as surgery will undoubtedly cost must more.
At the end of the day, while it is definitely up to the patient, the vast majority of tear trough deformities can be alleviated using non-invasive facial fillers like Juvéderm, or Restylane, but for some, surgery may be the answer. For more information on Tear Trough Injections or to schedule a consultation contact ASNY today.