What are Tear Troughs?
Tear troughs / under eye bags / tired eyes / dark eye circles are caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors. As we age the boney orbit actually widens in diameter. Add to this weakening and stretching of the tear trough ligament, loss of the cheek fat pads and loss of skin elastic and collagen fibres and you get the typical eye bags and dark circles, which can lead to a more tired look.
Combining treatment of both the under eye bags and enhancing cheek volume and position ensures the very best synergistic, natural re-vitalised result. EdenMed Aesthetics and Rejuvenation offer tear trough filler correction at our clinics in Chelsea and Bournemouth.
What fillers are used?
At EdenMed Aesthetics we use a combination of hyalurinic acid fillers. Typically for tear trough correction this is a filler with low G'1 meaning that the filler has less elasticity and spreads more readily to shape a smooth sheet giving a better transition zone to the lower eyelid and front part of the cheek.
Is it safe?
Dr. Sam uses a microcannula to sculpt when performing tear trough correction. This greatly enhances the safety of the procedure and greatly reduces the risks. The microcannula technique is an advanced non surgical technique that Dr. Sam has mastered after years of ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgery, where use of the microcannula is common place. Unlike the standard needle technique, used by many non-surgically trained practitioners, the microcannula is significantly less likely to result in serious brusing.
What's the down time?
Generally speaking there is no down time with tear trough correction and you will see results immediately after treatment. Final results will be about 6 weeks later. You can resume normal activities just a couple of hours after treatment. It is common for there to be some puffiness after the treatment, this normally resolves completely in a few weeks if it does occur.
Read more here, but remember, most practitioners use needles, whereas Dr. Sam never uses needles in this delicate area when performing tear trough correction. Most of his client repot no discomfort at all during the procedure.
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The treatment begins with a detailed discussion and analysis of your concerns and aspirations. Dr. Sam will observe your facial contours and talk to you about areas you may not be aware of which contribute to the concern you raise. Often treating an area away from the perceived problem will result in the best aesthetic outcome. This can be especially true when combining a variety of treatments, such as using anti-wrinkle treatment and fillers, or using fillers in combinations of treatment areas, such as cheek and tear trough. Dr. Sam will use the same meticulous approach to your filler treatment that he would if operating. Your skin will be cleansed and a numbing cream applied. Dermal filler can then be administered predominantly using an advanced blunt microcannula technique. Other techniques may be adopted depending on the desired end result.
The results of tear trough filler treatment are visible immediately although there may be some swelling which will settle over the next few weeks if it occurs. The outcome lasts for 6 to 12 months.
We are devoted to combining a highly bespoke and personal approach, expert treatments, the highest standard of clinical care and dedicated follow up, from an experienced, highly qualified, surgically trained doctor. We put our clients at the centre of all treatments and deliver a service comparable to no other clinic.