Treat Those Tired-Looking Tear Troughs

January 10th, 2017 by Dr. Michael Glass

Are Deep Lines and Dark Circles Making You Look Tired?


They say the eyes are the window to the soul. We want our eyes to reflect the best in us, but this isn’t always the case. Early morning eye bags, puffiness, and dark circles can make us look tired, stressed, and aged. All of these issues are exaggerated, too, if we have deep or unsightly tear troughs. These lines can draw attention away from our eyes, and sometimes makeup isn’t enough to hide the shadows and hollowness created by tear troughs. Today we’re going to look at some treatments to treat those tired tear troughs.

What are Tear Troughs?

The Tear Trough, also known as the Nasojugal Groove, is formed around the inner part of the lower eyelid. Depending on your bone structure, this groove can be significantly depressed, creating a natural indentation that sweeps under your eyes.

As we age, these tear troughs can become even more noticeable as skin and muscles around the eye lose elasticity.

These factors can result in eye bags, dark rings, and unhealthy, tired-looking eyes.

How to Tighten Those Troughs

There are several corrective procedures available for exaggerated tear troughs. Cosmetic surgery, while effective and long-lasting, is often expensive and requires downtime.

Dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm Voluma, and Belotero, are an alternative to such invasive surgery.

These injectable fillers use hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound in the skin, to treat those hollows under the eyes. woman getting dermal fillers

Treatment with dermal fillers typically involved several injections in the problem areas beneath the eyes. This caused expected bruising and swelling after the procedure. At Esteem, Dr. Glass uses cannulas to treat the tear troughs, which helps to prevent the bruising seen with traditional needle injection methods. The fillers are placed into the subcutaneous tissues, providing lift and support for the hollow areas of the tear troughs.

The whole procedure takes around 20-30 minutes, and results are seen immediately. The fillers replace lost fat and bone under the eye, and bind with skin cells to create volume, and stimulate collagen production, tightening saggy skin and smoothing out depressions associated with the troughs.

Results can last one year or more.

Consult with an Doctor You Trust

While the actual treatment time may be short, it’s important that you take the time to consult with the right doctor. Each dermal filler procedure must be customized to the specific needs of the patient. Each person’s tear troughs are unique, and the overcorrection of those troughs can lead to puffiness or blue discoloration known as the Tyndall effect. doctor and patient are discussing procedure Determining your suitability for the procedure, as well as the right filler and injection methods, are all things that need to be discussed and planned ahead of time. A consultation with an experienced doctor can give you the peace of mind you need if you’re considering dermal fillers.

Tear troughs are a natural part of our anatomy, though they may not always be desired. If you’re unhappy with the area under your eyes, call Esteem Medical Spa for a consultation today, and let people see your eyes in their best light. (775) 329-­3000