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Tear Trough Deformity

Causes, Concerns and Treatment

Very commonly so, dark under-eye lesions or baggy skin under the lower eyelid becomes deeper and permanent. Both men and women find their beauty in a rut whenever they catch a glimpse of someone staring at the darkness under their eyes. The hefty depression under the eyes is frequently mistaken for skin discoloration, but in reality the dark circles under the eyelids are created by something known as tear trough deformity.

The tear trough is a natural depression that runs from the inner corner of the eyelid along the infraorbital rim to the outermost corner of each eye. Currently, there are two methods for treating tear trough deformity at our oculoplastic surgery clinic in Beverly Hills,

1)injectable fillers
2)lower eyelid blepharoplasty

If you have questions regarding treatment schedule an appointment or call us at 310-879-1476. He will take the time to evaluate and diagnose your condition before suggesting a long-term solution.

What is a Tear Trough Deformity?

A tear trough deformity is present around the medial part of the lower eyelid (near the nose) when the overlying skin thins out with age and the underlying muscle and lower eyelid fat bags become more prominent. Up until recently, surgery was the only method for correcting the tear trough deformity, but the introduction of fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm has made it possible for many patients to have this corrected at an outpatient facility.

What Causes It?

This condition occurs in plenty patients of various ages, as it is the result of skin and muscle tissue laxity. For some it is caused by the lifestyle that they lead which causes skin laxity to age prematurely. For others it is caused simply by aging and the overlying loss of facial volume in this area, which makes the tear trough appear deeper when dark circles under the eyes are present.

Potential Candidates

The ideal candidates for tear trough deformity treatment are any patients who are diagnosed with the condition and desire an effective solution. Treatment can be performed on adult men and women who are in good general health and do not have excessive fat accumulation under the eyelids. Dr. Zoumalan will meet with you for an initial consultation to evaluate your condition and determine if tear trough deformity treatment is the best option that meets your aesthetic goals.

What Can Be Done to Treat It?

Dermal fillers such as Restylane work incredibly well in certain patients to help restore lost volume. Although blepharoplasty surgery can still address the lower lid bags, surgery alone does not address the volume that patients lose as they age. As a result, fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are becoming a safe and extremely popular alternative to surgery in many patients with mild to moderate lower lid tear trough deformities.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Zoumalan

To learn more about tear trough deformity and whether or not you are a candidate for treatment, contact our Beverly Hills office and schedule a consultation.

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