Here at Honeycombers we’re always interested in trying new beauty treatments. From facials to fillers, we’ve tried lots of procedures. Here’s our review of the Teosyal tear trough treatment …
Most of my friends know I have a bit of an obsession with trying aesthetic procedures. You name, I’ve probably tried it. Most recently I tested Teosyal facial Beauty Boosters and was really happy with the results, but since no one treatment is ever a complete ‘miracle’ cure I was also persuaded to try the Teosyal ‘tear trough’ fillers.
What is the tear trough treatment?
Lower eyelid rejuvenation, which is commonly called the tear trough treatment, is done using fillers – if you want to know more about fillers and what they can do, read our story about the newest versions of this treatment now available in Singapore. The fillers, in my case the Teosyal hyaluronic acid (HA) filler product which also includes a number of other active ingredients that are designed to help brighten skin and make it firmer, like amino acids, vitamins, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, are injected into the ‘tear trough’ area under the eye. This basically the area that appears ‘bluish’ under your eyes and before your cheeks start. According to Dr Wong Kee Seng, Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic, who did my tear trough treatment, “Dark eye circles can be hereditary or acquired, mainly through poor lifestyle habits. It is mainly due to thinning of skin or loss of collagen around the eye area. Unhealthy habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol, lack of sleep and long hours facing the computer screen can make it a common condition even for those who are of the younger generation.” If you’re a bit older, or have recently lost a lot of weight then the tear trough treatment is also a great way to return volume to this part of your face, making your eyes look less sunken and refreshing your overall look.
How is the tear trough treatment done?
Basically a filler, is a filler, is a filler, when it comes to application. The tear trough treatment is the same as with most fillers ie. the material is injected under the skin in the appropriate areas after the area has been numbed. Since the skin under the eyes is super delicate, very thin needles are used, and the Teosyal filler product is in its most liquid version to ensure it is evenly distributed. Teosyal fillers also contain lidocaine, an anaesthetic agent, which provides a “near pain-free” experience.
What does the tear trough treatment feel like?
Not much really. The longest part of the procedure is waiting for the numbing cream to work. If you’ve got a fairly high pain threshold then you can probably have the tear trough filler done will not much more than ice. The needle is very fine and you don’t feel much more than a bit of a ‘sting’. The doctor will test each side to make sure there is a balance to your face. You apply a little ice to help reduce bruising – of which there is very little – and then you need to follow the usual procedures regarding fillers: no extreme exercise, don’t get your face too hot, don’t lie down on your face for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
The results of the tear trough treatment
You might have a little bit of swelling and maybe a very small bruise but basically the day after the tear trough treatment you’ll be able to see an improvement. I was particularly impressed with how my whole eye area looked a lot brighter. Even in the first few days following the treatment I didn’t have to use under-eye concealer at all. About a month later I still look ‘refreshed’ and friends and colleagues continue to remark on how relaxed I look – even if I haven’t been sleeping well for day. A great result all around.
Anything I should watch out for with the tear trough treatment?
One thing to make a note of is how much filler is used. Your doctor should be able to judge exactly how much filler to add under each eye to give you the best result. If you notice that the skin under your eye area is ‘bulging’ at all, you should immediately head back to your doctor. Don’t panic! Basically you just need a little ‘dissolver’ added to reduce the amount of filler in the particular area. This is practically painless too, and only takes minutes before you’ll see it start working.
How long does the tear trough treatment last? And how much does it cost?
According to Dr Wong, the tear trough treatment should last for around 1 year, but of course, if you’re doing all the things that caused the dark circles in the first place it probably won’t last as long. As for the cost, it’s best to discuss the details with your doctor after a consultation.
Who shouldn’t use the tear trough treatment?
Dr Wong says that since hyaluronic acid (HA) is compatible with what naturally occurs in your skin, it’s suitable for everyone unless you know you have an allergy. “I have patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, sensitive skin or eczema who have benefited from these treatments without any side effects,” says Dr Wong.
When should you start getting the tear trough treatment?
“Dark eye circles can present at any age, particularly if it is a hereditary condition. This treatment is suitable for men and women. Most of my patients receive treatment at their 30-40s,” says Dr Wong.
Overall I was really happy with the results of the Teosyal hyaluronic acid tear trough treatment from Dr Wong. The fact that the initial consultation and procedure is so quick was great, as well as the practically instant results. Will I be going back in a year’s time? Yep.
We tried the Teosyal Beauty Booster treatment courtesy of Dr Wong Kee Seng, Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic.
Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic is located at 1 Raffles Link, #01-03B, tel: 6884 4297.
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