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  • Writer's pictureElla Sanders

Tweak of the week: The reason you always look 'so tired'...

At Tinkable we are starting a new series of blogs, discussing issues that bother many of us when it comes to our faces.

If you ask any group of people what’s concerning them about their face, the thing that will come up most often is being bothered by dark circles under the eyes. So, if you have darker skin with extra pigmentation on it – you need to start with active skincare that can actually tackle that pigmentation, prescription skin care maybe. This is something that can work in conjunction with dermal fillers...

Sunken hollows beneath the eyes are the bane of many people’s lives and can give you an ‘always tired’ look. They come about due to a loss of volume in the under-eye area, also called the ‘tear trough’. Careful placement of a lightweight filler gel made from hyaluronic acid can fill in this sunken area and offset the appearance of hollowness.

Tear-trough work is all about creating a smooth junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek. It sounds simple enough, but it’s actually a rather tricky treatment to pull off successfully.

So, what do you need to know?

Does it hurt?

Practitioners will often use a numbing cream to make sure you feel as little pain or discomfort as possible, and many fillers actually contain anaesthetic, meaning in a lot of cases, you likely won’t feel anything.

How soon will I see results?

The great thing about under eye fillers is that you can generally see a difference straight after the treatment. It can take a few days for the side effects to subside, after which you should start to see an even bigger improvement. Bye bye eye bags!

What are the side effects?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are FDA-approved, but as with any treatment, there’s always the chance of side effects. Common side effects include redness, swelling and bruising, but these tend to ease off after a few days.

Rare side effects include infection, scarring, migration (where the filler moves to a different area), vascular occlusion, and blindness. If you experience any of these, contact your practitioner immediately for advice on what to do.

How long do tear trough fillers last?

They generally last around 6-18 months, but this really depends on the individual and how quickly they metabolise them. For some people, it’s more, for others, less. It’s thought that people who exercise more tend to metabolise it quicker (though that’s not necessarily a reason not to go to the gym), and this can also vary depending on factors like skin type and age.

Am I suitable for them?

This treatment is a great treatment for many people who have deep depressions in their under-eye area. However, it’s important to book a consultation with a medically qualified practitioner before your appointment as the under-eye area is complex, and it’s essential to know what the cause of dark circles or puffiness is before treating it.

Want to find out more? Arrange your free no obligation consultation now.

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