There are essentially two ways in which this can be improved
- Non-Surgically with Tear Trough Filler
- Surgically with Lower Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Filler treatment is a popular solution for early treatment of these changes to the tear trough. The treatment involves carefully injecting a gel-like substance into specific areas around the eyes, with the objective of softening deep wrinkles and lines. Filler treatment to the lower eyelid is a more challenging technique and some non-specialist clinicians do not offer this treatment as it is more challenging than other parts of the face.
Filler can also be also combined with other treatments including wrinkle injection, as well as skin resurfacing and other facial rejuvenation techniques to provide a ‘liquid facelift’ or facial rejuvenation.
The Centre uses several different fillers for different areas of the face, each specialised for a particular anatomical area. There are a wide array of different filler preparations which are currently available on the market and at your consultation will advise you on which will provide the best aesthetic solution for you.
The treatment can result in bruising and swelling, technique is important in reducing recovery time. Dr. De Silva has customised a state-of-the-art no needle technique, this focuses on the use of a blunt cannula to provide the treatment, this minimises bruising and swelling to less than 5% of patients.
Infection is rare after filler treatment, care is required with hygiene and cleaning the skin before the procedure that avoids these issues. At the Centre we have not seen these issues occurs for more than 5-years and are rare. World-wide there have been some unfortunate serious complications from fillers to the tear trough area. Care is required with technique in this area to avoid complications and ensure a fast recovery.
When shaping the contours of the face the crystal-clear gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts. A treatment takes a few minutes and the results can be seen immediately.
Lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can be used, however this anatomy is both intricate and detailed, for younger patients with mild changes, non-surgically offers a fast recovery procedure avoiding surgery. Patients with more advanced changes are better suited to lower blepharoplasty, as filler has limitations to improvement.