TEAR TROUGH DEFORMITY
The appearance of lower lid bags or dark circles is multifactorial. The frequent patient complaint of ‘‘dark circles’’ is often caused by a tear trough deformity.
A prominent tear trough deformity is characterized by a sunken appearance of the eye that results in the casting of a dark shadow over the nasal lower eyelid giving the patient a fatigued appearance despite adequate rest.
Tear trough deformity is characterized by loss of subcutaneous fat and thinning of the skin over the orbital rim ligaments combined with midface descent. It is often related to forward projection of the bone of the upper cheek, and it may be more common in patients with either congenital or age-related maxillary hypoplasia.
Treatment for this condition can be either surgical or by using minimally invasive techniques such as injection of a filler. During a consultation Dr. Glavas will evaluate the degree of the tear trough and recommend the indicated treatment for the optimal result.
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