Tear Trough Augmentation (lower Eyelids)
People of all ages complain of changes in their tear troughs (crescent deformity) and the associated dark under-eye circles. With age the trough becomes deeper, the circles darker, and tears run down the trough and out toward the side of the cheeks instead of straight down the cheek as when the person was younger. Along with this, the upper and lower eyelids lose elasticity and start to sag, and fat accumulates under the lower eyelids, making the shadow appear worse and the tear trough appear deeper. People complain of a tired look, under eye bags, puffy eyes and dark circles. These complaints are often the reason patients want to rejuvenate the mid-face and eye area.
Dr. Cole is a quadruple board certified Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in aging of the face and eye area. Surgery used to be the only option for correcting tear trough deformity and other eyelid concerns, but today Dr. Cole uses advanced techniques and injection treatments, sometimes in combination with surgery when required. The goal is to to rejuvenate the lower eyelid and mid face area to restore a more youthful, rested and natural appearance.
BENEFITS OF A TEAR TROUGH AUGMENTATION:
- Tear trough augmentation rejuvenates the eye area safely and effectively
- Tear trough augmentation reduces a tired look, puffy eyes and dark under eye circles
- Tear trough augmentation may require a treatment combined with surgery for the best result
- Tear trough augmentation can be treated in the office using injectable dermal filler
- Tear trough augmentation achieves long term to permanent results
- Tear trough augmentation is an appropriate treatment for people of all ages
TEAR TROUGH AUGMENTATION PROCEDURES:
Correction procedures for the tear trough area vary from patient to patient, depending upon concerns and what is required to achieve the desired outcome. Dr. Cole uses Juvederm, one of today’s safest, most reliable injectable fillers, to correct the tear trough area in patients not requiring surgery for correction. One surgical alternative is a Blepharoplasty (lower eyelid lift). If you are not a good candidate for injectable treatment of the tear trough augmentation, Dr. Cole will discuss the correct surgical procedure with you. This will be determined during your personal consultation with Dr. Cole, when he does a thorough evaluation of your condition and makes recommendations to tailor your personal treatment plan.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What Causes Tear Trough Deformity?
Tear trough deformity is the result of the skin and muscles of the lower eyelid that are tethered down inside the inferior rim to the periorbita. As we age, the eyes, skin and muscles of the face change causing signs of facial aging to be revealed.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Tear Trough Augmentation Using Injectables?
Anyone who is disatisfied with the appearance of their under eye area, would be a good candidate for a tear trough augmenation. Dr. Cole specializes in procedures and surgeries of the eye and will discuss all of your options during your consultation.
How Do Dermal Fillers Correct a Tear Trough Deformity?
Select dermal fillers are a safe, effective option to replace lost volume and restore contour to deeper wrinkles, folds and creases in the skin. When injected into the problem area, fillers plump the skin leaving a smooth and youthful appearance.
How Soon Are Results Visible After Filler Injection Treatments?
Results from dermal filler injections are typically seen immediately.
How Safe Are Dermal Fillers?
Very Safe! Hundreds of thousands of patients have achieved wonderful results using dermal fillers with for nearly two decades. These products are safe to treat a number of anti-aging concerns.
How Long Does A Treatment Take?
A treatment typically takes approximately 20 minutes depending upon the amount of product used and the areas being treated.
Will I Need To Have Follow-Up Treatments?
If you want to maintain your desired results, maintenance treatments may be recommended and will vary with each patient.
Will Insurance Pay For My Cosmetic Treatment?
Insurance does not usually cover cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Cole is a quadruple board certified surgeon which means he has met the rigorous high standards and training requirements of four medical boards. This involved several years more of specialized training and experience in all four areas – in addition to medical school, internships, residencies, fellowship training and vast experience. Board certification does not guarantee a certain outcome, but it does ensure specialized training skill and expertise far beyond the norm.
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