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Weary looking eyes, especially those pesky dark circles and hollows under the eyes, can age the face. Sometimes exacerbated by lifestyle–thanks to those late nights burning the midnight oil at the computer–tear troughs are most often due to heredity–thanks mom! Irregularities beneath the eyes can be a frustrating cosmetic concern for both men and women. Today, there are some non-surgical options that can put the life back into your eyes.
Tear troughs refer the grooves, or folds, that give the eye a sunken appearance. These grooves run from the inner corner of the eye down to the cheek. Tear troughs are not necessarily a consequence of age and can emerge when a person is in his or her 20s.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers are a class of temporary dermal fillers that can smooth age-related imperfections. Designed to combat wrinkles and loss of volume, hyaluronic acid-based fillers are widely used in the United States, and at our practices. Biocompatible, minimally-invasive and long-lasting, these fillers have increased in popularity since their introduction.
The most recognized temporary hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are Juvéderm and Restylane. Both product lines have fillers especially designed for particular areas of the face, such as the cheeks, mouth, and lips. The softer formulas of these two brands are typically used for delicate areas. Another popular product is Belotero Balance.
Restylane: Restylane is considered a safe and effective dermal filler and has been used to reduce orbital rim hollows. It is the only treatment FDA cleared for tear troughs.
Restylane can yield long-lasting results, but its effectiveness will depend on individual eye anatomy. Some common side effects include swelling and bruising. Some patients may experience mild discoloration as a result of the dermal filler injection.
The under eye area can be a challenging area to treat, so it is important to consult with medical professionals who have expertise in cosmetic dermatology and fillers. Effective treatments and natural-looking results depend heavily on proper injection technique. Before you commit to a treatment, you should be sure that your cosmetic dermatologist or specialist has a proven track record with injectable fillers and has specifically treated tear troughs.
If you have tired eyes and think you may benefit from fillers, contact Advanced Dermatology, NY and NJ, for a consultation. Our expert doctors and injection specialists can determine the most appropriate treatment to revive the eye area. Our offices are conveniently located throughout New York and New Jersey, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.