How can I treat my tear troughs in a non-surgical way?
Aesthetic medicine allows many ways in which volumisation effect can be achieved. An alternative to dermal fillers is fat transfer. It is possible to obtain tissue from various parts of the body which in turn can be used to fill in any depressions in the face.
Harvesting fat is usually done from the abdomen. The tissue is used to revolumise areas that need regeneration. Our fat has the advantage of not being attracted to water, and in comparison to hyaluronic acid create less risk of displacement to surrounding areas.
What kind of dermal fillers are used?
Dermal fillers that are used for volumisation contain a substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid naturally present in our bodies and is a cruicial element composed of chains of sugar that give it a gel like consistency.
The benefit of dissolvable hyaluronic acid fillers is their reversibility. Hyaluronidase enzyme can be used dissolve the filler. Because hyaluronic acid attracts water it may be indicated to underfill the area and wait for the volumisation effect that will subsequently occur.
There are different kinds of hyaluronic acid fillers and the ones used for the eyes are specifically made to blend well and are less likely to cause any lumps after the procedure.
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