I'm 34 yrs old and have had bags under my eyes for years (it's hereditary) Will tear trough injections help in my case? (photo)
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Unforunately even surgeon's posting here do not understand that your issue is best addressed with fillers.
Tear trough filler
Having filler placed there won't make the tear troughs go aways completely, but if done correctly it can have a dramatic effect. I've had a lot of happy patients who are your age with fillers in the tear trough. Because it's less invasive and has minimal downtime, injectables are a great alternative to surgery. The tear trough can be a difficult area to inject, so make sure you are seeing someone with a lot of experience specifically in this area of the face.
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I'm 34 yrs old and have had bags under my eyes for years (it's hereditary). Will tear trough injections help in my case?
Fillers can help
Eye bags - best way to correct
- The best treatment by far is a transconjunctival lower lid blepharoplasty to remove the visible fat.
- The procedure does not leave a visible scar.
- It can at times be done with local anesthesia in the office.
- Tear trough fillers have unpredictable results - and it is a risky area for fillers.
- And will soon cost much more than surgery because results are temporary
- See a plastic surgeon or opthalmoplastic surgeon for permanent correction with surgery.
Will Facial Injections Help Improve My Eye Bags?
The tear trough itself occurs once the facial skin under the eye begins to descend down the face secondary to the aging process. This uncovers the orbital rim and the hollow between the eye bag and the descendant skin is known as a tear trough.
I am not a big fan of injections into the tear trough which is just the edge of the orbital rim and thin skin covering it. These injections most often do not blend with the descending skin below and the bag above, therefore leaving the injected area looking worse after the injection than before.
If you were my patient, I would recommend Voluma, a highly crossed linked HA injected below the orbital rim which acts to push skin and subcutaneous tissue upward over the rim and up to the descending eye bag (fat). This fullness created by the Voluma often gives a very smooth transition between eyelid and cheek skin, and therefore eliminating both the tear trough and the appearance of eye bags.
Voluma is not expensive when you consider how long it lasts, vis-a-vis other HA facial injectibles. Since the headquarters of Allergan who produces Voluma is in Ireland, I can only assume there are many excellent Voluma injectors in your neck of the woods.