Tear Trough Tear Trough Treatment is a non-surgical thirty minute eye-lift that can restore your looks instantly. As we age the delicate skin under the eye becomes lax and the cheek fat descends into the middle of the face leaving semi-circular creases and depressions known as tear troughs. These depressions make the eyes look ‘sunken’ and produce the illusion of darkening around the eyes resulting in ‘dark circles’ or ‘tired eyes’. Dermal fillers are now used to eliminate the hollows you may have beneath your eyes and bring them back from the depths (tear trough treatment). By lifting these depressions it can take away the tired appearance and lighten the dark circles caused by shadowing. For Asian skin types, pigmentation can be corrected and improved using specialist prescription only topical creams that will suppress the pigmentation and lighten the skin. Come and see us at the Laser & Aesthetic Clinic for a honest and professional consultation. There is a £50 charge for a consultation with Dr Patel this is refundable on commencement of the treatment. All treatments performed by GMC registered Doctor Before & After : Treatment Summary Procedure Time 45 minutes Recovery Time None Anaesthetic No Back to Work Next day Duration of Results 15 - 18 months No. of Treatments 1 Treatment Prices Treatment Cost Tear Trough £500 Frequently Asked Questions What does the treatment involve? Introduced under the skin using very fine needles, fillers re-create the plump, firm foundation your delicate under eye area had previously. We use the latest cannulas to do the treatment. Cannulas are safer, less uncomfortable and cause less bruising that the cheaper traditional sharp needles. We find that Juvederm Vobella seems to work best and lasts the longest for correcting eye hollows. Our technique involves placing the dermal filler very deep, which reduces the risk of lumpiness on the surface and is also a safer approach. The filler is gradually broken down over time and safely eliminated through the body's natural metabolic processes. What areas can be treated? This treatment is specifically for the eye area. How many sessions will I need and how far apart should I have them? Often only one treatment is required however we do review the results in 2 weeks. Am I a suitable candidate / what are the Contra-indications? Primarily for clients with sunken hollow eyes, and tired looking eyes is suitable for treatment. We would recommend a consultation prior to this treatment. The main Contra-indication of this treatment is pregnancy and breastfeeding, however you may also be an unsuitable candidate if you have an any infections in the treatment area, various muscle or blood disorders. If you are not sure if you are a suitable candidate please contacts the clinic for further advice. What results can I expect? Every patient is different when it comes to results regarding tear trough treatment. We advise you to have a consultation with the Doctor so he can see the area and advise what the treatment would achieve in your case. Are there any side effects? Potential side effects include pain at the injection site, infection, inflammation, and swelling, redness, bleeding and bruising. Very rarely one can get a delayed swelling in this area. Downtime and Aftercare / post treatment advice? There is no downtime with this treatment. Avoid rubbing and massaging the treated area for 24 hours. Was your face with cold water post procedure for 2 days. Avoid strenuous physical activity. Avoid consuming large amounts of alcohol. Avoid getting facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, etc. for 24 hours. Also avoid the use of Jacuzzi;’s, saunas and hot tubs. What additional treatments/products can I combine with this procedure? Subdermal Filler (Voluma) - to restore the lost volume in the upper cheek area for a more youthful look. Obagi Elastiderm™ Eye Cream – This isn’t just another eye cream. By using a revolutionary bi-mineral complex called Copper Zinc Malonate, it really works to help restore the elasticity around your eyes and reduce the appearance of visible fine lines and wrinkles. Testimonials M.W - Dartford "I first visited The Laser and Aesthetic Clinic a number of years ago. I wanted to try the tear trough treatment and possibly some cheek fillers. Initially I was very nervous as I am not the best with needles but Dr Patel put me at ease straight away. His knowledge and advice around the procedure was great and made me felt reassured. The procedure itself was fairly painless- i was left with a small amount of bruising under the eye area but that cleared within a few days. Overall I would highly recommend Dr Patel and The Laser and Aesthetic Clinic, as I have been going for a number of years and have never had any problems"