Tear trough is a common cosmetic problem and part of ageing process of the upper part of the face in both men and women.
Tear trough is a gradual process of having a sunken area under the lower eyelid with a degree darkness of the colour of the skin.
Tear trough is caused due to loss of volume in the orbital area, widening of the orbital margin (bone socket of the eyes), cheek prolapsed and traction of the ligaments attached to the orbital margin and the skin causing the indentation under the lower eyelid.
Dark skin colour under the eyelid is due to either light reflection on the indented part of the lower lid, skin hyperpigmentation or exposure of the darker deeper structures under the thinned lower eyelid skin.
Treatment of Tear Trough
- Non surgical.
True tear trough due to loss of volume is corrected by injecting dermal filler over the orbital margin.
This can be done by using a thin needle or a cannula which is blunt needle to achieve the best cosmetic effect.
The procedure is done under topical anaesthesia to minimise discomfort during injection.
- Fat, stem cells injection.
- Surgical correction and redistribution of eye bags.