Dark circles are common due to several factors, partially genetic or lifestyle, affecting people of all ages and ethnicities.
Beneath the eyes, the skin is much thinner, allowing blood vessels to become more prominent, causing a dark appearance. This becomes worse with environmental factors such as sleep deprivation, alcohol or smoking. Shadows are accentuated under the eyes, making a person look exhausted and contributing to looking aged. Also, the loss of natural fillers and connective tissue (collagen and elastin) cause a loss of volume around the eye leading to the tear trough becoming more pronounced.
During the consultation, Owen assesses the underlying cause of the dark circles, discusses relevant changes that could be made to your lifestyle to alleviate the appearance.
Owen considers use of specific dermal fillers for teartrough in his Swansea clinic but also now uses nucleotide injections which stimulate growth of collagen and soft tissue, reducing the appearance of dark circles over the course of weeks.
These have the additional advantage of not leading to swelling in the affected area which can be a problem if there was minimal volume loss in the teartrough itself. Patients with additional volume loss and grooves which are noticeable, then teartrough dermal fillers will tend to be a better choice.
This reduces pigmentation and shadowing, allowing you to appear more youthful and feel radiant.
In the teartrough, dermal fillers last quite a considerable time as there is little muscular movement, often patients can expect around a year before considering retreatment although at some can be less and some more. With nucleotide injections several treatment can be required to obtain an optimal effect.
Teartrough dermal fillers are often used in conjunction with cheek augmentation and rejuvenation. Indeed cheek enhancement with fillers is often used as a first-line treatment before considering whether any additional teartrough procedure would be necessary.
It is essential to have a bespoke and thorough assessment with an advanced aesthetic practitioner and Owen is always delighted to share his knowledge and experience with clients to obtain the best result for them.
The full facial treatment package (liquid facelift) can be transformative for our patients who may have more significant volume loss around the face with associated sinking and sagging of soft tissues.
Tear trough dermal fillers are injected in the area under the eye used to combat the sunken area under the eye (tear trough) dark circles or ageing signs.
The position and shape of the cheekbones is essential for facial beauty. Dermal fillers for cheeks can restore well-defined and proportioned cheeks to improve the profile of the face increasing a youthful and attractive look without shadows or creases.
Dr Owen Thomas is a highly trained aesthetic physician with a level 7 qualification in injectable treatments.
He uses his passion and skill combined with a professional, ethical and safe approach, to enable his patients to feel rejuvenated, confident and ready for everything life has to offer.
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