They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. When your eyes look tired even when you’re feeling rested, tear trough filler treatment can give you a more refreshed appearance. Patients young and old seek this treatment, as unsightly under eye bags know no age.
Is tear trough filler treatment for you? Learn how treatment of the tear trough with injectables can give you the lift you need to look and feel your best.
What Does Tear Trough Filler Treat?
The eyes are the most striking facial feature. Many men and women find that when their eyes don’t look good, they don’t feel good. Under eye bags, dark circles and a hollowed-out look under the eyes can make you look exhausted and age your face.
Tear trough filler can help fix the problem area under the eyes. During tear trough filler treatment, a filler called Restylane is injected into the fragile under eye skin. Dr. Doppelt and his staff are very conservative when injecting this tender area with filler, as using too much product will yield poor results. Typically, treatment starts with half a syringe of filler. Then filler is re-injected in 2 weeks for optimum results. It is important to know that tear trough filler treatment is not a one and done process and you should expect to undergo multiple treatments to get optimal results.
What is Restylane?
Tear trough filler treatment is performed in-office with an injectable called Restylane. Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, a safe ingredient likely already in your skincare routine. It is a clear liquid that can be injected into the skin to treat tear troughs, nasolabial folds and other moderate to severe wrinkles. Restylane can also be used for lip enhancement treatments. Restylane is an FDA-approved, safe and proven treatment with a great record of results.
Why Choose Tear Trough Filler?
For most people, getting older means loss of volume in the under eye area. This delicate facial region, called the tear trough, might see wrinkles, under-eye hollows, dark circles and thinning skin as early as our 20s. For many patients, this part of the natural aging process is distressing. Tear trough filler treatment is one possible solution.
In many cases, tear trough filler is an effective way to treat wrinkles, the hollowed-out look under the eyes and dark circles. You might opt for tear trough filler treatment if you don’t feel good about the way the skin under your eyes looks.
You might want to avoid tear trough correction treatment in a few situations. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid treatment. If you are allergic to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine, you should avoid treatment, too. It is also important to stay away from wine or other adult libations before treatment as having alcohol in your system will increase the risk of bruising.
When Will I See Results?
It should take about 15 minutes to receive your tear trough correction treatment. You will notice results right away. Some patients experience mild swelling after tear trough filler treatment. Dr. Doppelt advises waiting a week or so after treatment to see the final results.
If you have dark circles under your eyes caused by a pigment problem, you will need to follow special skincare routine. Dr. Doppelt and his staff can help you select the right products to treat under eye circles and help you look and feel your best.
How Long Does Tear Trough Filler Treatment Last?
The results of tear trough filler treatment won’t last forever. Though individual results can vary, most patients enjoy the results for 6 to 18 months. Factors that can influence how long your tear trough filler treatment lasts include:
- Skin type
- Muscle activity
Is Tear Trough Correction Painful? Will Treatment Leave Bruises?
Though the idea of injections around the eye might you squirm, tear trough filler treatment is fairly painless. Dr. Doppelt and his staff use a topical numbing solution before injecting the tear trough to ease any discomfort you might experience. The topical numbing solution is applied 15 to 20 minutes before the injection so it has time to take effect. The end result is a pain-free experience for patients.
There are very few side effects after tear trough correction. The most noticeable might be slight swelling at the injection site. Bruises or lumps might be visible at first for some patients, but will go away in a few days. You’ll notice natural results about a week after treatment.
Ready to See If Tear Trough Filler Treatment is for You?
The best way to see if tear trough filler treatment is a good option for you is to book a consultation with Dr. Doppelt or a member of his staff. Individual results can vary from treatment and a one-on-one medical appointment is the only way to see if you can expect the results you seek from tear trough correction.
Why don’t you reach out to Dr. Doppelt at Southeastern Dermatology today? We can provide solutions you can trust from a board certified dermatologist. Call our office at (865) 474-8800 or request an appointment online today.