Have you ever tried to cover your tear troughs because they make you appear more tired and aged than you actually are? In case you’re not familiar, the tear trough is the groove at the junction between where the cheek and lower part of the eyelid meet. As we age, a change that is often noticed is the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. This happens because the skin that is overlying becomes thinner, as does the soft tissue over the orbital rim.
The orbitomalar ligament is a band of tethering fibrous tissue that binds the skin below the lower eyelid to the body rim of the eye socket. As we age, thinning of skin and atrophy of adjacent tissues happens, which means the tear trough becomes more visible.
There are treatment options available for hiding this tear trough deformity. One of them is to plump up the tissue around the ligament using a filler, like Restylane. Injectable fillers are becoming increasingly popular, especially with clients in their late 30s to 40s, to fill out the trough. It is common for people in this age group to have the tear trough deformity be their only obvious sign of aging. A simple replacement of lost volume can bring back a youthful and refreshed look.
Over the past 10 years, injectable fillers like Restylane, which is based on hyaluronic acid (HA) have been used with great effectiveness and safety. HA is a natural tissue component that’s produced by the body already. The goal of this treatment is to place the filler deep below the soft tissue and skin around the orbitomalar ligament, which makes the tear trough appear more shallow by lifting tissues. The dark circles also improve because they are frequently due to the shadowing within the tear trough.
Do you think Restylane is just what you need? Schedule a consultation now and we will discuss your best treatment options.