Your eyes are one of the first features that someone notices when they first meet you but under-eye bags can make you look tired and older than you really are.

The area underneath your eye is called a tear trough and it can be treated with dermal fillers to reverse the appearance of baggy or hollow eyes.  

What Causes Tear Troughs to Form?

Your tear troughs refer to the areas between your cheeks and lower eyelids, which tend to sag or become hollow during the natural ageing process.

Once your orbital septum becomes weaker, you’ll have less support around your eyes, which causes your skin to sag and become thin. Once you begin to lose fat in your mid-cheeks, eye bags will start to form. Tear troughs can form as soon as your early 20s but dermal fillers are a highly-effective way to treat them.

Dermal fillers work to make the areas between your eyelids and cheeks appear smoother and natural, which is what creates a more youthful appearance.

What Do Dermal Fillers Contain?

The fillers that are most commonly used contain a substance called hyaluronic acid, which actually occurs naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid is present in your nerve and connective tissue as well as your skin so your body wouldn’t see it as a foreign substance.

A great benefit of using this specific type of dermal filler is that the effects of your treatment can be reversed using a dissolving enzyme, which will return your skin back to normal.  

What to Expect During Tear Trough Correction

Once the skin has been prepared, a fine needle is used to insert the dermal fillers into the tear troughs. Other clinics also use blunt cannulas because they result in less bruising. If a needle will be used, multiple injections will be required.

Patients will be able to notice a distinct difference immediately after their dermal filler treatment and your doctor will provide you with specific aftercare instructions that you should follow to the letter. If you would like to learn more about the procedure, refer to these tear trough injection procedure details at epiclinic®.

Understanding the Risks and Complications

Tear troughs are one of the more complicated areas to treat with dermal fillers and while you may be expecting a perfectly smooth appearance directly after your treatment, it’s important to note that the dermal fillers will increase in size a few days after your treatment.

It’s for this reason that it’s important to consult with a qualified doctor or cosmetic nurse who will know how much filler should be injected and how deeply it should be injected too. Tear troughs should never be overfilled or it could lead to a less than desirable result.

Since this is such a delicate procedure, it’s incredibly important for you to choose a reputable cosmetic clinic that actually specialises in this specific treatment. It’s also crucial that you check the qualifications and experience of your doctor before you proceed.