What are Undereye Troughs?
You’ve probably seen them, but didn’t know what to call them. Undereye troughs are caused by a reduction of the volume in the area under the eye. As we age, the elasticity and thickness of our facial tissues are reduced, causing the skin over the cheekbones to “slide down,” creating dark circles, wrinkles, and hollows around the eyes. The good news? These can now be resolved with carefully injected dermal fillers. Let’s take a look and lean more!
When will a filler be effective for undereye troughs?
The effectiveness of injectable dermal fillers depends actually depends on the exact cause(s) of the troughs. Fat pad “bulges” may be genetic or occur with the loss of collagen and elastin as you age. If this is the source of the troughs, then filler treatment can be very effective. Dermal fillers act not only to rejuvenate the undereye area, but have the added benefit of being a remarkable overall anti-aging technique.
What types of fillers are used?
There are several, but the most popular, particularly for people who are new to cosmetic medicine, are hyaluronic acid based fillers, as these are reversible. If you are wary and unsure about fillers, you have the option of the filler simply dissolved.
Two of the most commonly used dermal fillers that are good options for tear troughs are:
The product selected by your doctor will depend on your individual condition and other factors. Because of the delicateness of the eye area, it is critical that you select a highly experienced, expert injector – the skin under the eye is some of the thinnest we have.
Here’s what a typical treatment session looks like:
- A topical numbing agent will be applied to the area around 20 minutes before the procedure is performed, for your comfort.
- The filler will most likely be injected with a very fine needle, distributing the product evenly.
- The filler will be injected slowly, in stages, to minimize swelling and bruising.
- Your doctor may “mold” the filler and gently spread it with their fingertips for best distribution before it dries.
The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes, and the area will be iced immediately upon completion.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Any swelling should be very mild, disappearing with a day or two, after which you will be able to see the full effects of the filler. These effects typically last between nine months and a year, although every person’s experience may differ.
There’s nothing worse than feeling well-rested and alert, but your eyes still have tired-looking bags underneath them. While this look can be an unfortunate (and unavoidable) effect of the natural aging process, we aren’t stuck with it. With today’s dermal fillers, we can rejuvenate the look under our eyes so that our appearance matches how we feel. Licensed medical professionals can buy dermal fillers online at Health Supplies Plus.