Groot Hertoginne Instituut

Tear Troughs/ Eye Bags

Tear Troughs and Eye Bags

Tear troughs are the grooves that sit between the lower eyelid and the cheeks. They create a hollow at the junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek. In many cases, tear troughs are genetic rather than a result of ageing, and often arise in the early twenties.

Another common concern of the lower eyelid area are eye bags. Eye bags appear as bulges of the lower eyelid, and can be a fat or fluid filled. Although eye bags were previously thought to have been a result of laxity of the lower eyelid muscles allowing fat to protrude, they mostly occur due to fat in the mid-cheek falling away from the lower eyelid, causing the lower eyelid to look protruded in relation to the cheek.

The transition from the eyes to the cheeks becomes interrupted by the presence of eye bags and tear troughs, and this can be ageing or be associated with looking tired.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can help to smooth the transition between the lower eyelid and the cheeks and make the appearance of tear troughs or eye bags less obvious.

All fillers injected in Groot Hertoginne Institute require little to no recovery time.