Taming the Tear Trough!

Tear Trough corrections


What Are Tear Troughs?

Tear troughs refer to a fold extending from the inner eye corner, downwards and outwards causing dark shadows and hollowing under the eyes. Tear troughs can make a person look tired and older. Many people (both men and women) are bothered by these and try to cover them up with make-up. The cover up effort is often not successful.


Why Do Tear Troughs Form?

The skin around the eyes is very delicate and vulnerable to damage from the sun and the environment. Fine lines and wrinkles can easily develop in this area. In addition, as we age, there is a natural slow decrease in fatty tissue and collagen in the lower eyelid and cheek area. The cheekbone and eye socket also slowly recede, resulting in less bony support for the skin. This lack of bony support, and decrease in fatty tissue and collagen, causes the area to become shadowy. This shadowing appears as dark circles.


How Can Dr. Pascoe Correct Tear Troughs?

Tear troughs can be improved with the injection of synthetic Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler. Dr. Pascoe first assesses why tear troughs are developing for you and then suggests how the filler can be injected to achieve the best results. Her suggestions will vary on an individual basis. When fill is injected, the area is no longer sunken and the dark circles are reduced. The thin skin in this area is highly reflective and the shadowing is reduced when the hollowness is corrected with filler.


What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid is a natural form of sugar found in our skin, joints, and tissues. Since it binds with water, Hyaluronic Acid helps refresh and hydrate the skin.


What Will I Look Like Immediately After Treatment?

The tear trough are will immediately look better and the results will continue to improve over the next four weeks. There is always a small risk of a bruise in the area injected. There may be mild swelling and redness at the injection site for the first few days after the procedure. The tear trough area will be treated conservatively to avoid swelling and puffiness. If necessary, more filler can be added a few weeks later (at an additional cost).


How Can I Preserve My Results?

A skincare regime that includes retinol products and Hyaluronic Acid are suggested to help maintain the collagen building process. Sunblock is essential to prevent further sun damage.


How Should I Proceed?

Please come in for a consultation with Dr. Pascoe. She will assess your needs and outline a treatment strategy. Photos will be taken in order to show before and after results. These will be available to you as well.


Dr. Pascoe

Viva Medical Aesthetics



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