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Tear Troughs / Tired Eyes

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A tear trough is a deep crease between the lower eyelid and upper cheek. It can sometimes cast a shadow below your eyes, resulting in a tired appearance. Some people think their tear troughs make them look older.

In certain individuals, tear troughs are an inherited trait. In others, tear troughs become more prominent with age. That’s because facial tissues lose volume as you get older.

The goal of a tear trough filler is to reduce the depth of a tear trough. A trained medical professional injects a dermal filler into the area, making the skin look fuller and tighter. It’s a nonsurgical method of facial rejuvenation.

Aftercare

You can go home once the procedure is done. You’ll likely have some swelling, bruising, and redness. These side effects usually improve after 48 to 72 hours.

The area under your eyelids will look fuller right away. But it can take 1 to 2 weeks to see the full results. Be sure to follow post-treatment instructions, which typically include the following:

  • Avoid intense activity for 24 to 48 hours.

  • Apply ice during the first 48 hours.

  • Avoid sleeping face down.

  • Use your fingers to gently massage any lumpy areas.

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