The eyes are a crucial component of a youthful look. As we age, there is bony volume loss around the eye, making the eye look more sunken and hollowed (a skeletal appearance).
Wrinkles form around the eyes and weakness of the tissues leading to the appearance of bags underneath the eye looking unsightly and causes shadowing and sunken eyes. All of this leads to considerable ageing.
The teartrough groove becomes more evident and varying ages dependent on genetics and fatty tissue in the area which can lead to increased hollowing extending down from the inner part of the eye towards the cheek. This is often associated with generalised facial volume loss especially in the cheeks (where cheek enhancement can often lead to a significant benefit in the appearance of the teartrough without directly treating the area, requiring expert aesthetic physician assessment).
Dermal fillers used around the eyes can restore a youthful look either in the tear trough (the groove beneath the eye) or in the area above the eye to reduce the hollowness and bony appearance.
In addition to softer dermal fillers which are cautiously applied to reduce swelling (best in patients who have deep hollowing) patients who have subtle hollowing may benefit from a newer generation of nucleotide injections. Owen is one of the first doctors within the UK to be offering these new injections which can be helpful for mild tear trough deformity or in cases where there is significant pigmentation or discolouring of the teartrough rather than a groove. The effect takes a few weeks but is a very useful complement to the dermal fillers for teartrough.
In patients with active muscles and excessive wrinkle formation, after assessment wrinkle-relaxing injections can be used to stop the progression of wrinkle formation and allow the skin to look more relaxed and smoother. Owen can effectively treat ageing problems around the eyes with his facial assessment and careful and safe application of dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxing injections at his aesthetic clinic in Mumbles, Swansea.
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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