Tear Trough Rejuvenation
A string of late nights can leave us looking tired and our skin dull. Usually we can rectify this with some TLC and a good night’s sleep. But what do we do when those under-eye bags just won’t go away?
Unfortunately for a lot of people, the area directly under the eyes (tear troughs) can become very hollow. This can be either through a breakdown of collagen or for genetic reasons. The result; a permanently tired and aged appearance.
Dr Bob Khanna uses the administration of dermal filler, to do what the name suggests and ‘fills’ the tear troughs area. This successfully smooths the surface and gives the face a beautifully rejuvenated look.
What can I expect on the day of treatment?
Your treatment will be carried out by Dr Bob Khanna himself.
On arrival to your appointment, we will remove any makeup and the area will be cleansed/sanitised. To ensure the treatment is as pain-free as possible, we can apply a topical anaesthetic to the injection sites (although generally these procedures only come with very minimal discomfort).
To keep swelling and bruising to a minimum, we administer the product with the use of the cannula. A little discomfort is not uncommon. However, if you feel particularly sensitive, we are able to administer a local anaesthetic (although in most cases this is not necessary).
Your appointment will last for around 30 minutes. This allows time for the cleansing of the skin, numbing and the treatment itself.
How soon, after treatment can I expect to see results?
The beauty of this procedure and product, is that the results take effect immediately. Furthermore, results actually continue to develop over the course of the month, as your own natural collagen is stimulated. The effects are long-lasting, non-permanent and reversible. Due to this, most of our patients will return for a top up, every 6-12 months.
What are the risks and side effects?
The majority of reactions post-procedure, are generally minimal and temporary. You should expect a degree of swelling, and slight bruising is a possibility. However, these reactions should subside within the week.
After treatment, we advise you to avoid the following for up to 2 weeks;
- Touching or rubbing the area (to ensure placement of the product is not manipulated)
- Any facial treatments, as well as saunas (or anything involving extreme temperatures)
You will be invited to attend a review appointment 3 weeks post-procedure. At this appointment, any adjustments will be made, if necessary.
Full, written, aftercare instructions will be provided on the day of treatment, for you to take home with you.