When you look in the mirror, are you noticing dark circles under your eyes that are causing you to look tired or sad when you are actually feeling great? As we age, depressions can occur under the eyes, causing shadows. Fillers can be placed in the tear trough to help address this issue for a more alert and youthful appearance. Not all dark circles are caused by volume loss. An evaluation with the doctor is necessary to determine the cause of your dark circles.
What is the Tear Trough?
The tear trough extends from the inner corner of the eye and transitions into the palpebromalar groove. In other words, it is the groove underneath your eye where most people would say they have “dark circles” or “shadows”. As we age, our tear trough can become more prominent due to soft tissue and bone loss.
Tear Trough Filler Treatment
Fillers such as Restylane can be used to correct sunken tear troughs. Though, because this is an off-label use of the product, this procedure should only be done by an experienced plastic surgeon, preferably a facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Stanislaw who performs this type of injection frequently This procedure is a very delicate one and must be performed by a surgeon who has past experience and an understanding of the facial structure. Dr. Stanislaw is considered an expert in this procedure and has perfected his technique for a safe and natural looking outcome.
Because fillers are a nonsurgical treatment option, there is little to no downtime required. Mild swelling may occur after treatment, though this should resolve with time. Any minor bruising can easily be concealed with makeup. Results usually last around eighteen months , though many patients can enjoy results for up to 24-months
Are you tired of living with dark undereye shadows that cause you to look tired and aged? If so, you may be able to benefit from tear trough fillers. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stanislaw.