What is the tear trough?
The tear trough is an area of depression towards the inner angle of the eye. The tear trough is a common complaint. This is not an area, however, to be treated without adequate skill, experience, knowledge and training. The correct choice of product is essential and not all fillers are suitable for tear trough correction.
Correcting the tear trough area
Please note that the tear trough defect may be due to loss of volume in the midface or bony cheek. Only treating the tear trough may therefore not give the best results. Sometimes correcting the actual tear trough is a last resort.
The product we use
We only use Teoxane® Redensity II as this is specifically made to improve the appearance of the tear trough. Only practitioners trained in using Redensity II can use this product. The injection is performed using the Teosyal® pen which ensures precise and controlled delivery of filler into this delicate area.
The tear trough will be corrected by our Level 7 qualified Aesthetic Practitioner, Dr Andy Taylor who has been specifically trained in tear trough injection by Teoxane. Before the injection, the area will be numbed using a local anaesthetic injection. The procedure usually takes 20-30 minutes, and the results improve over time. Improvements will be subtle as overcorrection can lead to swelling.
The commonest side effect is bruising. Although the procedure is considered safe in skilled hands, we strongly recommend you refer to the information leaflet before contemplating any filler treatment as this is a high-risk area.
Please note that tear trough treatment will not be given on the day of initial consultation to allow you to decide whether this is the right decision for you. Also, not everyone will be suitable for tear trough correction, especially if you already have swelling or bags under the eyes.
There is almost no recovery time unless you get bruising. Patients may feel some minor pain and discomfort but can return to day-to-day activities immediately.
Do not massage the area following treatment for 24-36 hours.
Volume loss in the tear trough
Circles under the eye
Hollow depressions in the area between the lower eyelid and cheek