Tear Trough Fillers

Look Rested Without Being Rested

Do you look tired? Maybe it’s the bags under your eyes, or dark shadows. Even if you’re well rested you still look tired. It’s the imperfections underneath our eyes that make us look like this. Maybe you’ve tried cold cumber slices which are supposedly a natural moisturizer for your eyes; it relives puffiness. How about the latest eye lifting serums? They are supposed to promote anti aging effects/ heal and protect/ plus add the latest and greatest radiance.

Recently there has been another fix which has cropped up. This procedure is called tear trough fillers, which attempts to “fill in” the eye bags that occur under eyes. These eye bags typically are associated with either a loss of fat or gain in certain areas around the eyelid structure. They happen with age and these fat pockets can protrude or herniate with time. These “fillers” are usually hyaluronic acid such as Restylane or Juvederm, which is injected right near the top of the orbital bone. Some of these hyaluronic  acids also have lidocane in them which is a numbing agent which can reduce pain and discomfort during and after the procedure. Tear Trough Fillers typically only require one of these injections and patients already look more rested. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and can cost anywhere from $600 to $100. There was also a recent UCLA study done that showed that the effects of these injections can last up to 3 years while these same injections elsewhere on the body only last 6 months. It is important to note that these injections are purposefully non permanent. For example, a patient had this procedure performed at 30 and then this procedure is still apparent when they are 80. It is clear that the facial structure has changed within 50 years and the procedure may not be as applicable as it was. For this reason, these retreatments allow for customization with age and will produce better results.

However, injecting the eye is not risk free. There is still a possibility that a filler could block the retinal artery which can cause permanent blindness. There may be other risks so it is best to talk with a professional and consider the risks that you may undertake when performing a procedure such as this. Other side effects can include bruising, bumps, and swelling which can last up to 48 hours after the procedure.

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