Indications for use
Hyaluronic acid concentration
Duration of action
Layers of the dermis
Country of origin
Injectable fillers. A tear trough and under-eye area
Tear trough fillers are injectables that are injected dermally to fill wrinkles, restore soft tissue in the nasolacrimal area, to eliminate ptosis and laxity in the periorbital area.
For the delicate correction of imperfections under the eyes cosmetologists less and less often use surgical blepharoplasty and more and more prefer to use biodegradable fillers. A tear trough with pronounced defects is avoided by very few patients, because it is in this sensitive and delicate area that age-related factors first appear. In addition, a number of factors influence the appearance of early wrinkles in the periorbital area:
- Genetic predisposition,
- Peculiarities of facial anatomy,
- Unhealthy lifestyle,
- Stress and bad habits,
- Constantly lowered face when using gadgets,
- Improper care for this area.
The best fillers for a tear trough - what is their basis?
In cosmetology, only fillers based on hyaluronic acid are used to correct such a delicate area as a tear trough. They are homogeneous, low viscosity, biodegradable natural fillers. A tear trough is an area with thin skin, close vessels and a small amount of subcutaneous fat. When injecting dense fillers based on calcium hydroxyapatite or polylactic acid into the nasolacrimal furrow, lumps can form, the filler can protrude over the skin. At the same time, hyaluronic acid gently fills the wrinkle from within, smoothing and plumping the skin, providing internal hydration for 8-10 months.
What is the density of the best fillers for a tear trough?
In order to have the most natural-looking correction, it is necessary to use gels of low density and viscoelasticity. Brands such as Juvederm Ultra 2, Jevederm Volbella, Belotero Soft, Belotero Soft Lidocaine, Princess Filler, Teosyal RHA1, Teosyal Redensity 1, Avalon Fine Plus, Stylage S Bi-SOFT and other fillers are suitable. A tear trough and the area around the eyes are included in the indications for correction in almost every European and Korean product line. An experienced, highly qualified specialist will help you choose the gel that will provide the best result.
Another alternative to filling tear troughs is lipofilling. With the help of the patient's own fat taken from the patient the wrinkle is filled from the inside. Among the advantages cosmetology notes a fairly long shelf life of the natural implant and the low hygroscopicity of the fat (sodium hyaluronate attracts water and for the first time can cause a swollen appearance). However, the disadvantages of this procedure are much more numerous:
- High cost,
- Impossibility to predict the result, like with hyaluronic acid,
- Risk that very few fat cells will take root and the expensive procedure will have to be repeated several times.
In general, the fillers based on hyaluronic acid for the nasolacrimal furrow are the most universal and effective method of contour plastics. They have the following advantages:
- Immediate results,
- Easy correction of wrinkles of any depth and structure,
- Minimal traumatic effect, no marks and rehabilitation period,
- Ability to correct everything in one session,
- Combinability with other care procedures,
- Integrity of trophic skin tissue,
- Deep hydration at the cellular level,
- Ability to dissolve the filler with hyaluronidase in case something went wrong.
You can buy tear trough fillers on our website provided you have a diploma or certificate of cosmetology (fast delivery to Warsaw, Poznan, Krakow and other cities). Such precautions are necessary to avoid the risks of injecting into a delicate area by an inexperienced specialist without proper education.
How is the tear trough correction performed?
Before the procedure, the cosmetologist gets acquainted with the patient's anamnesis and studies the problem. If there are no contraindications, the skin is cleaned, disinfected, and if necessary, external anesthesia is applied. The gel is injected directly into the wrinkle in a sitting position.
To correct such a delicate area, it is better to use a cannula, which minimizes the number of punctures and gently "extends" the tissue. After insertion (most often using the retrograde linear technique), the specialist kneads the skin, giving the implant the desired shape. The entire session takes no more than 1 hour. The correction is called a "weekend procedure" because the patient can immediately return to normal life afterwards.
A slight swelling and bruising goes away on its own in a few days. It is important to observe some simple precautions when using tear trough fillers:
- First time do not sleep on your stomach, face into the pillow,
- Do not use massages and aggressive procedures,
- Do not take any alcohol or medicines with effect on blood,
- Avoid bathing, sauna and solarium for two weeks,
- Protect your skin with sunscreen.
If you follow all the recommendations of the cosmetologist, the result is easy to achieve, and pleases the patient for many months.