If you have a deep crease between your upper cheek and lower eyelid, you may have what’s referred to as a “tear trough”. The good news is there is a treatment that can be performed by Dr. Amy Kulak to help eliminate tear troughs. Dr. Kulak is a plastic surgeon in the Florida area who is dedicated to providing individualized patient care to help achieve personalized, natural results while utilizing the most current non-invasive technologies and products for facial rejuvenation.
Tear trough or under eye fillers are injectable treatments that are used under the eyes to add volume beneath the eyelids. The most common products used for tear trough or under eye fillers are typically made of hyaluronic acid, although other ingredients may be used. Hyaluronic acid naturally exists in your body as a gel-like substance. Hyaluronic acid decreases indentations like fine lines and wrinkles and increases fullness when injected into the skin.
After tear trough or under eye filler injections, you can expect decreased dark circles under the eyes, a more refreshed appearance, and less under eye swelling. Tear trough or under eye fillers are generally safe and are less invasive than surgery for tear troughs. Good candidates for tear trough or under eye filler:
Don’t take medications that affect bleeding
Are physically healthy
Have thick, healthy skin
Would like to diminish under eye dark circle appearance
Suffer from mild to moderate under the eye hollowness.
Are consistently asked if they are tired or got enough sleep by friends and family
Before you receive tear trough or under eye filler, the doctor will assess your lower eyelids, check the thickness and texture of your skin, and then determine which type of filler is best suited to help your specific needs. The procedure will take place in a medical office, and these are the steps you can expect:
The skin will be disinfected to prevent infection. A topical anesthetic can be used to help numb the area and prevent bruising.
The syringe with the filler is prepared. The doctor can use either a sharp needle or a cannula needle to penetrate the skin. Many providers prefer using a cannula for the injections because of a lowered risk of the blunt needle entering a blood vessel during the procedure. The filler is injected into the skin beneath the lower eyelid.
While injecting the filler, the needle is slowly withdrawn from the skin. To spread the filler, the area is lightly massaged.
The procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure, and you may experience some swelling, redness, or bruising after the procedure.
If you would like a consultation to see if you are a candidate for tear trough or under eye filler, please give our office a call at (904) 775-5275 or firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Amy Kulak loves serving patients in North East Florida. Don’t wait any longer; give us a call today to schedule an appointment!