Tear trough fillers


Operations to remove under-eye bags have been common for years. Many people, however, have the opposite problem. As they age, they develop trough-like hollows where the top of the cheekbone meets the under-eye. These are known as tear troughs. They also accentuate dark circles under the eyes, making people look tired and worried, even when they're well-rested and happy.

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The treatment comprises a series of micro-injections along the line of the hollow. The area is then gently massaged to ensure even distribution of the gel. In most cases, the results are instant and last approximately 12 months.

Surgery, usually in the form of a lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), is not always appropriate to correct tear trough shadowing, although people with very loose skin or pronounced eye-bags may benefit.

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty may be more appropriate for tired-looking eyes caused by heavy eyelids or puffy, saggy under-eye bags. Surgery can help to restore appearance so that you look refreshed. Even so, the operation will not remove all wrinkles around the eyes, especially laughter lines.

A blepharoplasty may be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or all four lids. It may also be combined with other procedures, such as a droopy eyelid lift (ptosis surgery), brow lift, facelift, tear trough (under-eye hollow) fillers or skin resurfacing.

Blepharoplasty is often performed under local anaesthesia, with no need for an overnight stay in hospital. The operation lasts one to two hours. You can have additional sedation if you choose or opt to have a general anaesthetic.