Tear Troughs

 
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What are Tear Troughs?

  • Tear troughs are hollows under the eyes can make us appear tired, drawn and sad. 

Causes

  • Natural aging, the breakdown of elastic and collagen loss.

  • Bony prominence changes-with aging the bones in our face begin to shift. The orbital bone around the eye widens which further accentuates the hollows.

  • Genetics. If your parents had deep tear troughs, you may be more apt to have them as well.

Treatments

  • Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm can restore volume in the tear troughs and improve the hollows. 

  • PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma can stimulate collagen production and improve the laxity or “crepiness” of the delicate under eye area.

  • LASER resurfacing and skin tightening can also improve skin turgor, fine lines and wrinkles. When combined, these treatments provide a more comprehensive correction.