Tear Trough Treatment

A natural way to reduce dark circles

Tear trough fillers, also known as under eye filler, are a very popular non-surgical treatment using either hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers or platelet rich plasma (PRP) serums to replace lost volume that improve dark circles under eyes or sunken eyes. 

“The under-eye region is complex and requires expert knowledge to treat, because the skin and fat are so thin. Moreover, whatever fat does exist tends to droop and bulge, forming bags, which are challenging to camouflage with filler treatments, especially if your skin lacks snap back. For this reason, I specialise in PRP treatments to rejuvenate the under eye area.” Dr Victoria

PRP tear trough treatments stimulate your natural collagen production to thicken and brighten the appearance of the skin to reduce dark circles and hollowness, whilst significantly boosting skin firmness and elasticity.

Filler

Just below the lower eyelids is a lymphatic system to clear fluids and promote immune function. If blocked by poorly placed filler, pockets of puffiness can form until the filler naturally dissolves. Fillers can also attract and hold water, so if an inappropriate filler product is used the under-eyes can look bloated and puffy for years after the treatment. If you’re prone to fluid retention under the eyes due to chronic allergies or sluggish lymphatics then you may want to avoid dermal fillers which may exacerbate the problem. In addition, the filler product can migrate over time to create ridges.

Dermal fillers do provide an instant result when expertly performed and if the filler migrates it is easily removed with Hylase.

PRP

Conversely PRP is a growth-factor-rich serum, made from your own blood, which stimulates your natural collagen production for thicker, smoother skin making it a good remedy for tired eyes. With PRP there are no risks of product migration or of it holding water. As it is made from your own blood it is safe and there are no risks to adverse reactions. 

However, it takes time for your new collagen to be produced and therefore for the results to be achieved. A series of treatments may be required to achieve the optimum result. PRP treatments produce more natural looking results which can last years.
 

To create your PRP a small amount of your blood is taken from your arm and then placed in a centrifuge to separate the different types of blood cells.  The platelet rich part of your blood is then extracted to make your personalised PRP serum rich in growth factors. Whilst your PRP serum is being prepared your practitioner will use local anaesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable. Using specialised cannulas to reduce bruising and swelling your PRP serum is then placed into your tear trough to stimulate your collagen production.

Recovery is quick with mild puffiness for 48 hours and <20% possibility of a micro-bruise under your eye which can be covered with make-up.

Results typically start to show once your skin cells have gone through several regenerative cycles of 6 weeks, but nature takes time with full results usually showing at 6 months.

If you have hollowness, dark circles or crepey skin under the eyes with minimal to no under-eye bags you are a good candidate.

Dark circles are a direct result of volume loss where the depression under the lower eye lid meets the cheek. By correcting this through the promotion of natural collagen the depression and the darkness are reduced, whilst significantly boosting skin firmness and elasticity.

PRP treatments can be used in combination with other treatments such as Tixel and radiofrequency to tighten excess skin and rejuvenate the whole eye area.

Treatment Options From £
Course of 3 tear trough PRP treatments 1100
Single PRP tear trough treatment Book Online 400
Single HA Filler tear trough treatment Book Online 400

Patients seeking a new procedure to them must have a 30 minute consultation with a doctor or nurse to check their medical history and determine the best treatment plan. As every treatment plan is tailored to the individual - an accurate price will be given at your consultation, but starting prices are indicated above.

 

Practitioners

Dr Victoria Dobbie

Dr Victoria Dobbie

Victoria has over 18 years’ experience in aesthetic medicine and has performed over 36,000 treatments. Victoria speaks at conferences and has been involved in pharmaceutical steering groups for dermal filler product development. She has been a trainer for Ellanse, Silhouette Soft® and MINT® Threads and an Ambassador for Ultherapy and Obagi.

Victoria specialises in providing full facial rejuvenation through advanced combination treatments involving Ultherapy®, TIXEL®, Thread Face Lifts, TCA peels and aesthetic injections.

Victoria provides advanced injection treatments for chronic migraines, bruxism, TMJ and hyperhidrosis.

Victoria is also passionate in helping women through menopause with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS
Dental Surgeon & Facial Aesthetics
GDC 69584

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GDC 69584
Clinical Director
Claire Jackson

Claire Jackson

With over 12 years' experience in aesthetic medicine, Claire is highly skilled in advanced procedures enabling her to discuss a wide range of treatment options to achieve your goals with minimum discomfort and downtime.

Claire specialises in treating photodamaged skin, trauma scars, stretch marks and skin disorders such as rosacea and acne. In addition Claire provides facial rejuvenation through treatments involving Ultherapy®, Threads, TIXEL®, EndyMed, TCA peels and aesthetic injections.

 

 

Claire Jackson RGN INP
Nurse & Facial Aesthetics
NMC 05F1684E

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NMC 05F1684E
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Is PRP safe?

Yes - the major advantage of PRP is that it involves no foreign substances, because your own growth factors extracted from your own blood are used. Which means there is no risk of any disease transmission or allergic reaction.

Since 2009 medical research on the safety of PRP has been gaining momentum and now both the US FDA and UK's NICE regulatory bodies have confirmed that PRP treatments are safe.

PRP is used by some NHS trusts in accelerating recovery post operations. PRP is also widely used in sports medicine, with famous athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal benefitting from PRP treatments to sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries.

Does PRP hurt?

Our skilled medical team use topical or local anaesthetic on the areas to be treated to ensure your comfort. While the treatments are painless some aspects of the PRP application, such as injections around the eyes or the amount of blood visible, can cause anxiety, but our medical assistants will be on hand to comfort and calm you.

Who is suitable for PRP?

We provide PRP treatments for skin rejuvenation and to reduce hair loss. We do not treat sports injuries. A consultation and physical examination is required to determine if PRP is a suitable treatment for your concern.