Treatment of Hollows under the Eyes & Lips
The tear troughs or the under eye hollows are a commonly troublesome, yet
poorly understood area of the face. The tear trough is the groove or hollow,
visible at the junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek. The prominence
of these natural hollows under instantly ages the face and gives a haggard
appearance, whether it is due to the natural facial structure and deep
set eyes, or the loss of skin collagen or fat in this region. The loss
of underlying collagen and fat occur with
weight loss etc.
Deep set eyes are a common facial feature, which causes a shadowing effect
under the eyes giving the false impression of dark circles. Treatments targeted at pigmentation
would not improve the concern in such patients. However, filling out of
the hollow reduces these shadows, thus treating the ‘dark circles’.
Treatment of the periorbital region requires great skill, attention to
detail and expertise. It is essential to undergo the treatment with an
experienced cosmetic practitioner for good results and utmost safety.
Fillers are a class of injectable products usually containing the protein
hyaluronic acid (naturally present in our skin) that are used to correct
static wrinkles, loss of volume and for aesthetic facial contouring. Various
fillers are available in the market today. Of these, cross linked hyaluronic
acid fillers are best suited to treatment of tear troughs, due to their
Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox Cosmetic recently launched new dermal
filler called Volbella in their Juvederm range of US FDA approved fillers.
Juvederm Volbella employs advanced Vycross technology for cross linkage
of hyaluronic acid (a protein naturally present in the skin) for increased
fluidity of product and natural looking results. With the use of this
technology one can achieve smoother, natural looking results with lower
risk of bruising and longer lasting results. Furthermore, the addition
of anesthesia in Volbella makes the treatment virtually painless while
giving immediate results. The treatment takes about fifteen minutes and
the results last for up to two years.
Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are US FDA approved
dermal fillers that are best suited for treatment of lips and under eye region for men
and women alike. Filler treatments for tear troughs are a quick fix giving
instant visible improvement and a rejuvenated, rested appearance.