With the aging process, the skin loses its vital supply of compounds such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin, leaving behind depleted contours, shadows, and hollow-looking areas. This is especially true in the tear troughs, the regions just below the eyes and above the cheeks. Dr. Fechner in Boston and Worcester treats the tear troughs using dermal fillers, restoring a well-rested, attractive countenance without discomfort or downtime.
Tear trough fillers are injectables that can help to mitigate sunken, hollow-looking contours beneath the eyes. Many tear trough fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a compound found naturally in youthful complexions. HA binds to water, giving the skin a supple, hydrated glow that is exquisite. As we age, our bodies’ supply of hyaluronic acid dwindles, necessitating the need for a cosmetic intervention.
Ideal candidates for tear trough fillers are unhappy with their under-eye appearance and have exhausted over-the-counter solutions such as lotions, creams, and serums. Treatment is non-invasive, so it is appropriate for almost any patient, provided they are healthy, and they have realistic expectations for their outcome.
Dr. Fechner performs tear trough filler treatments himself, so he will meet with you in private for a detailed consultation, examining your skin and discussing your goals for improvement.
Patients who are pregnant or nursing should not undergo treatment with dermal fillers. Those who are allergic to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine should also avoid this procedure. Heavy drinkers may want to stop their alcohol intake prior to receiving their injections, as alcoholic beverages in one’s system can increase the risk of bruising.
Recovery times vary from person to person. In general, tear trough fillers come with no downtime, so patients can return quickly to their normal routines within a day or so. Many clients come into the office over their lunch break and leave feeling excited about the improvements Dr. Fechner is able to achieve. If a client undergoes blepharoplasty at the same time as their filler injections, then naturally, the recovery time will be extended.
Dr. Fechner and his team will follow up with you after your session to ensure you are happy with your results and you are free from side effects. While it is common to have some minor bruising, swelling, or tenderness at the injection sites, these symptoms typically fade within a matter of hours or by the next day.
While the results of your tear trough filler session are temporary – usually 6-18 months – some clients can extend the longevity of their outcome through the careful avoidance of prolonged sun exposure and adherence to a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Factors that can influence the length of your tear trough filler results include:
Dr. Fechner is a board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who oversees all non-surgical treatments, including lip flip with BOTOX. His consummate artistry, prestigious training background, and focus on precision ensure that your final outcome is nuanced and natural-looking, never artificial or forced. Boston and Worcester area patients enjoy Dr. Fechner’s immaculate, state-of-the-art practice setting and access to advanced technology and cutting-edge treatments.
After attending the University of Freiburg Medical School in Germany, Dr. Fechner received an elite scholarship from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester to continue his training. He then completed a surgical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and a four-year residency at the Harvard training institution, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.