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A Fix for Tear Troughs

Humans are capable of expressing a wide variety of emotions, and the human face plays a critical role in that. Over time, however, aging can take a toll on the face, and the ability to express emotions intentionally can be diminished. One area of the face particularly prone to such developments is what is known as the “tear trough.” The tear trough is the area beneath your eyes where tears roll down (hence the name). Your tear trough is usually a subtle landmark and marker of the face; not noticeable but present But over time, for a variety of factors, this line can become darker and look more entrenched. Patient with a prominent tear trough deformity, complain of dark circles or hollowness under their eyes. They often appear more tired or sad and become aggravated as nothing seems hide the issue (not even makeup!). In these cases, patients might seek out a tear trough treatment in order to alleviate these symptoms.

Non invasive, non surgical tear trough treatments can take several forms, although they usually consist of injections with dermal fillers or even a purified form of your own body fat (called a fat graft procedure). The reason to add volume back to this area with dermal fillers or fat is due to the fact that the tear trough deformity is caused by a loss or lack of volume. As you age, the skin around your eyes begins to thin, making your eyes appear more sunken, fatigued, and aged. By replacing the lack of volume with dermal fillers or fat, you treat the cause and remove the deformity altogether.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your tear trough, or you feel as though your tear trough makes your entire face appear more aged, contact the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rostami or Dr. Nazemzadeh to see what non invasive tear trough treatments can do for you.

Am I a Good Candidate for Tear Trough Treatments?

Because any changes to the face usually happen quite gradually, it can be difficult to determine when the best time to pursue a tear trough treatment might be. Ultimately, the timing and the nature of your treatment will depend on a variety of factors. Dr. Rostami and Dr. Nazemzadeh generally see some common elements in patients who are seeking out tear trough treatments. Those traits may include:

  • Excess skin around the lower eyelid
  • Thinning skin around the lower eyelid
  • Deep grooves around the lower eyelid
  • Dark lines around the eyes
  • A constant look of fatigue or sadness
  • A desire to look more energized and alert
  • A realistic expectation about what this procedure can accomplish

During your consultation with Dr. Rostami or Dr. Nazemzadeh, you will discuss your desired final results and the best way to achieve them. Often, this will mean that the surgeons at the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center will determine whether a dermal filler or fat is the best option for you.

What are the Benefits of Tear Trough Treatment?

Non invasive tear trough treatments are widely sought after by our Washington DC metropolitan area patients. And that’s not only true of the politicians and professionals who have to face the camera and the public every day. Tear trough treatment is a very popular form of non surgical procedure because it can make such a dramatic difference in the overall appearance of the face. In other words, there are significant benefits to tear trough treatment. In fact, many patients who get a tear trough treatment comment that they look and feel better once the treatment is complete.

The aesthetic benefits include the mitigation of the depressed tear trough. Your skin around your eyes will be smoother, lighter, and look more youthful. It’s not uncommon for patients to remark that they perceive an aesthetic improvement in the overall face, as well. With the lines and circles beneath the eyes diminished, the face looks more balanced and more vibrant. Because the eyes form such a focal point when it comes to expression and body language, tear trough treatment will also often make patients look happier and more responsive. For this reason, patients will often feel an increase in self-esteem and self confidence due to tear trough treatment.

How Does Tear Trough Treatment Work?

Most non invasive approaches to tear trough treatment will feature a filler of some kind. The filler favored at the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center include Restylane, although some patients pursue a fat graft option (a fat graft approach requires liposuction). Whether you choose Restylane or fat for your tear trough treatment, the approach is very similar. Dr. Rostami or Dr. Nazemzadeh will select the appropriate site for an injection in order to reduce the dark circles under your eyes. The injections are then performed in less than thirty minutes!

Patients generally see results immediately after the injection is completed, , though collagen released by the dermal filler will continue to rejuvenate the area for some time. Dermal fillers are an excellent option because they are incredibly safe and restore the volume in the area beneath the eye, giving a more youthful and freshened look.The results from this type of non invasive tear trough treatment generally lasts around 12 months,however if you like the results you can get regular maintenance injections in order to maintain your youthful new look.

If you are having issues with dark circles under your eyes or a particularly noticeable tear trough, then this procedure may be an excellent–and quick–way to make your face look more youthful. Many of our patients complain that they are unfairly perceived as being older, more tired, and more depressed than they truly are. Patients want their faces to reflect how they really feel. For those patients, a tear trough treatment with dermal fillers is an excellent way to get fantastic results in a very short amount of time.

If you want to know more about what tear trough treatments can do for you, contact the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, located in Northern Virginia, to schedule a confidential consultation and begin your transformation!

I have visited numerous facilities and doctors, and I have found the right one for me. I received eyelid surgery and brow lift by Dr. Rostami and the results are amazing and very natural looking. I am impressed with Dr. Rostami's surgical skill not to mention her warm personality. I have complete trust in her and look forward to my upcoming lower facelift.

Robin H.