What is the best treatment for tear troughs?

When you are looking to be the best person you can be, this means looking your best as well. To do this, an increasing number of people are considering the benefits of cosmetic treatments as they have proven results both physically and letting you view yourself in a more positive light. One ailment that cosmetic procedures can help you with is dealing with tear troughs, which this handy guide will walk you through.

What is a tear trough?

To begin with, you might not know exactly what a tear trough is as there are common misconceptions about it. Many people mistake common skin issues such as under eye bags and/or dark circles as tear throughs but, while these may be one part of the issue, a tear through is a bit more severe.

A tear trough is when there is a division between the skin underneath your eye and your cheek, causing a deep shadow under the eye and often a puffy section of skin. This can make you look permanently over-tired and this cannot be corrected with short term remedies such as concealer and colour correction.

The solution: A dermal filler

If you are suffering from this ailment, then the best solution is to look into how dermal fillers can help you to overcome this issue.

What is a dermal filler?

A dermal filler refers to the injection of a gel-like substance into your face which contains hyaluronic acid. This acid is already present in your skin in smaller amounts and help to retain moisture, allowing skin to look plump and youthful. The effect of a dermal filler is that the acid within the injection helps the skin to retain more hydration while also promoting the production of collagen, to keep the skin strong.

How does this help with tear troughs?

A tear trough adds hollowness to the under-eye area through the division of skin beneath the surface. A dermal filler can literally fill in this gap and remove the hollow look, alongside adding its general anti-aging benefits as listed above.

What are the drawbacks?

There are some potential side effects that you should be aware of before committing to getting a dermal filler for your tear trough.

The main side effects include redness, some bruising, and swelling where the filler has been injected but what is important to remember is that these sides effects will resolve by themselves after two weeks of the procedure.

Occasionally, the filler can rise to the surface of the skin and cause a blueish hue when hit by the light, which is known as the Tyndall effect. This can be easily sorted out by dissolving the filler and doing the procedure again.

How long does it last?

A dermal filler will last from between six months to a year depending on how quickly your body happens to dissolve the filler, making it a great option for dealing with tear troughs.

What should you do now?

Now you have more information about tear trough treatment your next step is to book a consultation with a professional via the Luxe Skin website to discuss your options and why a dermal filler will be the right choice for you. Our professionals are located in Glasgow and are here to help.

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