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Tear Trough Treatment

The eyes are more than windows to the soul; they provide a real picture of your health and vitality. That is why when you start to experience problems with the appearance of your eyes, it can have such a drastic and pervasive effect on how people perceive you and how you feel. You can easily look older and more tired than you feel and even appear angry or indifferent when you don’t feel that way at all.

And unfortunately, the eyes are one of the first features to suffer from ageing. The bone of the orbit of the skull, or what we’d colloquially call the cavity in which the eye is situated, widens as we age. The loss of support causes the eyes to appear more sunken. As the fat around the eyes also become more prominent, this results in eye bags, and upper lid heaviness. Because the skin around the eye is so thin and delicate, loss of collagen and elastin in combination with sun exposure and other factors results in wrinkles, loss of elasticity and drooping. The eyes are also the main focus of the face when we interact with each other, and so is the first area that we recognise the effects of ageing.

While there are many procedures you can have to augment the eye, one of the most effective treatments you can have to rejuvenate the eye area is treatment of the tear trough, which addresses the loss of volume under the eye. A non-surgical tear trough treatment can significantly improve the appearance of sunken and hollow tear troughs. Along with other treatments like anti-wrinkle injections, a tear trough treatment can form a central part of a treatment plan to rejuvenate the eye and restore that natural sparkle.

Why do I need a tear trough treatment?

The eyes can suffer many unwanted changes over time, and there are many tell-tale and often unavoidable symptoms you might experience. One common feature is dark circles beneath the eyes which can make you look exhausted even if you’ve had a great night’s sleep. The tear trough — the line which extends from the inner corner of the eye downward toward the central under-eye area — can begin to appear more pronounced and accentuate skin laxity and natural shifts of fat in the lower eye area, making you look sleep-deprived and tired.

A loss of collagen is a major contributing factor to these dark circles and can contribute to other problems you’re likely to experience around the eyes, as well. Since collagen helps support the inner structures of the skin, collagen loss can lead to thinner skin with greater laxity and less to tone and, of course, fine lines and wrinkles. Only cosmetic procedures designed to volumise and increase collagen production, such as fillers, can reverse this trend and replace lost volume.

Everyday facial expressions also exacerbate these issues. With skin already fragile from collagen depletion, it can be further stressed each time we laugh, smile, talk, squint, sneeze or cough. Since shifting fat and loss of skin tone can only be corrected through surgery, a tear trough procedure provides an effective and non-surgical option to restore the under-eye area, and the treatment has continued to grow in popularity since its introduction.

How will a tear trough treatment refresh my eyes?

Men and women who want relief from dark circles under their eyes may be appropriate candidates for a tear trough treatment. In this treatment, Dr Khinda will place fillers into the tear trough depression under the eye using a cannula. These fillers will help to volumise the hollowness of the tear trough, and can also minimise the appearance of eye bags. The type of tear trough filler used is critical to getting a good result, as is the technique that is used.

Using the right filler for tear troughs and expert application are required to obtain an outstanding result, which is why you will want to choose an experienced provider for your tear trough treatment, like Dr Parvin Khinda. It is important that the filler is placed at the right depth, the appropriate amount of filler and the right type of filler is used to avoid complications such as lumps and puffiness. In addition, a good understanding of anatomy is crucial, to avoid disastrous complications such as obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct that drains tears from the eye and blindness, which is a rare, but usually permanent side effect of poorly-placed filler. Whilst the treatment can be performed with a needle or cannula, Dr Khinda prefers using a cannula for added safety, reducing the risks mentioned above.

Dr Khinda can also treat the orbital malar groove which encompasses the entire half circle underneath the eye. This area can also benefit from dermal fillers, and often the same is used to treat the tear trough area as are used to treat the malar groove. Dermal fillers can help reduce discolouration in and brighten this portion of the eye as well, giving you total rejuvenation of the lower eye area.

filler under the eyes before and after

What will happen during my tear trough procedure?

A tear trough treatment is a fast and effective procedure. While the procedure is commonly performed, individualised treatment is crucial. The optimal choice of fillers for the area to be treated is crucial to preventing a “puffy” look after treatment, and the method used to introduce the fillers is also key.

Rather than use needles to administer the fillers, as some practitioners will do, Dr. Khinda chooses to use a cannula which has several advantages. A cannula, in experienced hands, can be very precise and, since they have a blunt tip, will cause less harm to surrounding tissues, resulting in less bleeding and bruising which can lead to reduced recovery times.

In addition to being a very relatively quick procedure, a tear trough treatment is also minimally invasive and not too painful. Even though this is the case, Dr Khinda will apply an injectable local anaesthetic to the treatment area before introducing the fillers to maximise each patient’s comfort.

How long will I need to recover after a tear trough treatment?

Clients will experience some natural, mild swelling after their tear trough treatment, which typically subsides in about a week. Whilst bruising is less likely with a cannula, in the event that it occurs, it can be disguised with makeup. Activity that increases blood flow to the area such as high intensity exercise, or yoga may increase the risk of swelling and should be avoided for the first few days after treatment, but patients can resume any other activities, including work, immediately after their office visit.

How long will my results last?

The results of a tear trough treatment are long-lasting. In general, most clients can expect to enjoy a more rejuvenated eye area for up to 12-18 months, and in some cases even longer. However, individual results will vary, and regular future treatments will be necessary to maintain the effects desired. Dr Khinda can recommend the optimal schedule to ensure you continue to look fresh and rejuvenated for a long time to come.

Why Dr Parvin Khinda Is Your Premier Choice for Tear Trough Treatments in Melbourne

Dr Parvin Khinda embodies the concept of the patient-focused practitioner. She tailors all her treatments to her patients’ unique needs, looking forward to formulate a plan that will keep them looking healthy and vibrant not just today but well into the future as well. Dr Khinda understands just how much effective cosmetic treatments — especially those that improve key features like the eyes — can enhance a persons appearance, helping them feel refreshed.

You can enjoy many other procedures at Kaya Cosmedica as well, including treatments for the lips and hands and high-quality skincare options which benefit the overall condition of the skin. Book your in-person consultation with Dr Khinda now on our easy to use online booking platform. You can easily select your appointment date and time and begin your journey towards looking refreshed today.

*Providing accurate information on medical procedures is extremely important to Kaya Cosmedica. All content on this website has been reviewed by Dr Parvin Khinda before being published. For more information on Tear Through Treatment, please use the contact form below to get in touch.