Tear Trough Treatment

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Tear trough treatments are a popular non surgical cosmetic treatment.  The tear trough is a common area of concern for many individuals, often marked by dark circles, hollowness, and crepey skin.  Tear trough treatments involve at times the use of dermal fillers to address volume loss, collagen remodelling treatments to improve the skin texture such as Tixel and skin brightening treatments to tackle pigmentation.


30 minutes





Depends on treatment, but up to 12-18 months


Under eye hollowing, crepey skin, fine lines and wrinkles


Why Do I Need A Tear Trough Treatment?

Unfortunately, the eyes are one of the first features to suffer from ageing. The bone of the orbit of the skull (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 shift and 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.

Close-up before and after comparison of a woman's eyes, showing reduced wrinkles and diminished dark circles in the lower image. The brand "Kaya Cosmedica" is visible on both images.

How Will A Tear Trough Treatment Refresh My Eyes?

Individuals who want relief from dark circles under their eyes may be appropriate candidates for a tear trough treatment. In this treatment, Dr Khinda  or her experienced injectors 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 or her personally trained and experienced nurse injectors. 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.

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.

Close-up comparison of a man’s eyes before and after an under-eye treatment, featuring the logo "kaya cosmedica" at the top of each image.
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