What Are Tear Troughs?
Tear troughs refer to hollows under the eyes that can make you look older and more tired. Tear troughs are often confused with dark circles, but while the effects are similar, the causes are completely different.
Dark circles are caused by pigmentation in the skin below the eyes, and can be exacerbated by inflammation and the thickening of blood vessels under the eyes brought on by excessive rubbing or a lack of sleep. Tear troughs, however, are physical hollows under the eyes. Tear troughs are commonly emphasised by a lack of sleep, and tend to be more permanent than dark circles. Tear troughs can be brought on by ageing as the skin sags and thins, creating small fat pouches under the eye and casting a shadow across the area. They can also be genetic, appearing from a young age and becoming more severe as we get older.
Our eyes are a huge part of how we communicate with others, and our eyes are usually the first thing that people take notice of when we first meet them. Tear troughs can contribute to a tired, aged appearance around the eyes, which can impact on your self-confidence.
At Elite Aesthetics, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, our medical director and practice leader, uses her expertise in non-surgical aesthetics to offer tear trough rejuvenation treatments, to fill out tear troughs and give a smoother, brighter and more youthful appearance for our clients in Gravesend, Dartford, Bexleyheath, Maidstone, Sevenoaks and the surrounding area, so you can regain your confidence and feel amazing again.
What Does Tear Trough Rejuvenation Do?
In the past, the only effective treatment available to improve the appearance of tear troughs was a lower blepharoplasty, which carries all the complications and risks associated with ocular surgery. Tear trough rejuvenation at Elite Aesthetics uses non-surgical hyaluronic dermal fillers to help plump up and smooth out the area around the eye and the orbital bone (the eye socket), reducing the appearance of tear troughs and minimizing shadows under the eyes.
Hyaluronic fillers are the most commonly used dermal fillers, and are made with naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid, a hydrating wonder ingredient that can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. The hyaluronic acid helps to bring hydration to the area and brightens and boosts the appearance of the undereye. Hyaluronic fillers are flexible and malleable, allowing Dr. Shirin to work precisely to ensure that your results are perfect for your facial structure and personal concerns. They are also the safest form of dermal filler on the market, as over time they are broken down by the body, so don’t require any surgical intervention to remove.
Dermal fillers also help to strengthen and thicken the skin under the eyes, helping to cover dark or inflamed blood vessels and improving the appearance of dark circles.
Tear trough rejuvenation usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes, and results are instantly visible. At Elite Aesthetics, all of our dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic to improve your comfort during the procedure, and numbing cream is available prior to your treatment if required.
Due to the area around the eye being sensitive and delicate, it is vital that any tear trough rejuvenation procedures are carried out by a trained professional. At Elite Aesthetics, Dr. Shirin Lakhani carries out all of our tear trough rejuvenation treatments, using her expertise and experience in non-surgical aesthetic treatments and injectables to ensure your experience with us is safe, comfortable and leaves you with the results you want. After tear trough rejuvenation treatments, small amounts of swelling, bruising and tenderness are common, and usually fade after a few days.
Elite Aesthetics offers a variety of high-quality, market leading fillers to ensure that your treatment leaves you with the perfect results. All of our fillers are FDA approved, and have their own specialisms to ensure your treatment is tailored to you. We stock Teosyal, Ellanse, Restylane and Juvederm Vycross fillers. Teoxane’s range of Teosyal fillers are best for the most mobile areas of the face, such as the lips, nose and cheeks, as they are a thinner and more adaptable formula. Ellanse fillers are an advanced rejuvenating filler that as well as filling the area, actually stimulates new collagen production in the skin. Restylane is a market leader in the dermal fillers market, and has a 90% approval rating on realself.com. Juvederm Vycross is Juvederm’s premium range of fillers, which uses an innovative combination of high and low-weight hyaluronic acid to create a smoother, more natural looking gel that is easier and more comfortable to inject.
Dr. Shirin will take into account your age, lifestyle, skin type, the results you want to achieve and a variety of other factors to establish, in her expert opinion, which filler is right for you, and will discuss this with you during your consultation at our Kent clinic.
Why Choose Elite Aesthetics?
At Elite Aesthetics, we are dedicated to the development of ethical, responsible and kind aesthetic practice. All aesthetic procedures Dr. Shirin carries out are treated with the same level of care and attention as a regular medical procedure. Dr. Shirin is fully registered with the GMC (GMC number 4634863), and is held to their standards of Good Medical Practice. Elite Aesthetics is also CQC and Save Face accredited, meaning that we have been independently assessed to be among the safest aesthetics clinics in the UK.
Before any tear trough rejuvenation procedure, you will receive a full consultation with Dr. Shirin, giving her the opportunity to get to know you and what you need from your treatment, so that you receive the optimum level of care with us. Dr Shirin and Elite Aesthetics uphold a commitment to never overtreat any of our patients. During your consultation period, Dr Shirin will work with you, and go through your treatment options to find the most medically appropriate course of action for you. We feel, as a clinic, that giving any patient a treatment that they don’t need goes against our ethical code of conduct, and instead we will work with you to create a treatment plan that works for you.
Your consultation is also a chance for you to get to know the staff at Elite Aesthetics, communicate with Dr. Shirin face-to-face, and look around our purpose built aesthetic clinic in Greenhithe, Kent.
Dr. Shirin and her team of highly-qualified staff are the pride of Elite Aesthetics. Dr. Shirin worked within the NHS from her qualification as a doctor in 1999 until 2013, when she founded Elite Aesthetics. During her time in the NHS, she trained in both medicine and general surgery, as well as spending time specialising in anaesthesiology, where she honed her skills in the injection techniques she uses every day in non-surgical aesthetics. She has also been awarded several postgraduate qualifications, including those in minor surgery and aesthetics.
Dr. Shirin and the team are dedicated to using their expertise to make you feel amazing, so if you’re considering tear trough rejuvenation in Chigwell, Chislehurst, Gravesend, Billericay, Ingatestone, West Malling and the surrounding area, or from further afield, contact Elite Aesthetics on 01332 561 763, and see what we can do to make you feel your best.