TEAR TROUGH (EYEBAGS)
The eyes are often the first place to really be affected by the signs of ageing. The tear trough is the area beneath the eye and the upper cheek, as we age the area loses volume and the skin becomes thinner and starts to droop. This results in the tear trough becoming deeper so the eyes look sunken and darker in appearance and eye bags can start to appear. A similar problem can occur in younger people due to hereditary or genetic factors.
Whilst invasive surgical procedures used to be the go-to treatment for eyes affected by ageing, for those who are not ready to consider surgical options it is possible to achieve real improvements with non-surgical treatment. Advances in non-surgical cosmetic procedures mean that it’s possible to rejuvenate the eyes without considerable down-time using dermal fillers
The new revolutionary ‘tear trough treatment’ can completely transform a patients face from tired and sunken to looking bright, refreshed and awake.
The treatment works on the depressions that run from the nose and around the under-eye area which becomes more noticeable as the skin sags and becomes thinner with age. As we age, fat can accumulate under the eyes which then creates what is commonly known as “eye bags”. Whilst the surgical removal of eye bags gets rid of the fatty tissue, it doesn’t conceal the dark circles. The tear trough dermal filler treatment will not only improve the depression, but it will also help to thicken the skin resulting in the reduction of the visible dark blood vessel colour. The treatment therefore benefits in the correction of dark circles or panda eyes as well as the depression (tear trough) and eye bags.
The results are immediately noticeable but will continue to improve over the next 8 weeks as the filler naturally integrates and settles into the tissues. The treatment will last up to 12-18 months. As the results are relatively temporary, adjustments can be made as your face changes over time to ensure you always retain a natural look
The fillers used to treat tear troughs are temporary and will be broken down by the body naturally after time.
POST TREATMENT ADVICE AND AFTERCARE
There is very little to no down-time involved in the procedure. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. There is always the risk of some slight swelling or bruising with dermal fillers, but these post treatment effects if experienced, will only last for a few days.
After care advice is as follows:
Using tepid water to cleanse the face for the first 48 hours following treatment and drying the area by gentle patting with a clean towel
Ensuring that hands are always clean when touching the area treated, to avoid infections
Not applying conventional make-up products to the skin for the first 12 hours following treatment, some mineral based make-up products maybe recommended by your practitioner
Applying a sunscreen product with a high SPF
Vigorous exercise, sun exposure, sun beds, sauna should be avoided for 48 hours, or as advised by your clinician, after treatment.
No sauna or steam room for 2 weeks post treatment
Injections on the face can trigger the cold sore virus. If you are a sufferer, you must advise your clinician in advance of treatment.
If you are planning to attend a special event when a bruise (should it occur) would be unacceptable to you.
Some over the counter medicines and supplements can also affect bleeding (make you more prone to bruising) as can alcohol, which should be avoided the day before and after treatment.
Does it hurt?
The procedure is tolerated well. We use dermal fillers that contain a local anaesthetic. Patients report that the procedure is uncomfortable rather than painful.
Risks and Side effects
All treatments carry a degree of risk. All risks and complications will be discussed with you at consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed.
Side effects include, but are not limited to;
The above are temporary and usually resolve within the first few days, swelling is often marked the next morning but settles within hours, bruising can take a week to 10 days to resolve and can sometimes persist for longer.
How long will it last?
Longevity does vary between products, and between individuals. Due to the superiority of the products used at Beautoxology, patients can reap the rewards for up to 12-18 months after treatment. Gentle follow up treatments can be done in the future to maintain the desired look
Who would not be suitable?
Clients would not be suitable for tear trough treatment if they have the following contra-indications.
those with allergies or known intolerant reactions to hyaluronic acid or local anaesthetic,
those with skin inflammation or allergies, • those who are susceptible to hypertrophic scarring,
those who are pregnant or breastfeeding women, or those taking certain medications, including antibiotics and chemotherapy.
those who have an auto immune disease or are taking steroids
those who have a bleeding disorder
£295 - £450