Tired Hollow Eyes And How To Refresh Them…

By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM

Do you wake up in the morning feeling great, only to be dragged down by the tired eyes looking back at you in the mirror?

You’re not alone – this is one of the most common concerns I hear from patients of all ages. When I consult people for treatment, I ask them whether they’d like to look less tired, less angry, or more beautiful. Looking less tired is right at the top of the list.

Many of my patients choose to ignore their dark circles under the eyes for as long as they can, fearing that the only solution is surgery. However, with modern advanced approaches and more sophisticated fillers and techniques there is so much more we can do now to help achieve wonderful results with a needle rather than a knife.

The secret of success is a highly advanced cosmetic practitioner, who understands that treating this area isn’t as straight forward as injecting a line of filler underneath the eye. A thorough understanding of anatomy and the ageing process is needed in order to achieve truly great results in this delicate eye area.

When I look at a face, I will look at it from every angle, from the forehead down to the neck, looking for how the ageing process has changed the foundations of the face. Only by restoring this strong foundation can we achieve truly incredible results in the area around and under the eye. I see many patients nowadays who 5 years ago I would have referred to a surgeon. With our increased knowledge of dermal fillers and the exceptional quality of products available to us, many of these patients are now treatable with dermal fillers.This is now more commonly known as a ‘Tear Trough‘ treatment.

As part of my assessment of the eye area I also look at the skin quality around the eye too, assessing for crepiness that can make us look prematurely aged. Using radio frequency such as Thermage® Eyes or Tixel treatments combined with injectables such as Profhilo® & Juvéderm® Volite we can tighten and firm the skin around the eyes, restoring tighter, smoother, more glowing skin. This treatment is the ‘icing on the cake’.

It is fair to say, that of all the treatments performed at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, ‘Tear Trough’ treatment ranks as one of the highest for patient satisfaction and life changing impact.

I believe the results we can achieve nowadays in suitable individuals with treatment by an expert practitioner and using premium-quality dermal filler are comparable to surgery.

By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM

If you are interested in finding out more about the treatments for tired hollow eyes you can call us on (0)203 319 3637 (London clinic) or 01753 646 660 (Buckinghamshire clinic), and be sure to follow my weekly Q&A on YouTube for more on non-surgical treatment tips and advice!

*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.

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