The tear troughs or the under eye hollows are a commonly troublesome, yet poorly understood area of the face. The tear trough is the groove or hollow, visible at the junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek.
The prominence of these natural hollows under instantly ages the face and gives a haggard appearance, whether it is due to the natural facial structure and deep set eyes, or the loss of skin collagen or fat in this region.
The loss of underlying collagen and fat occur with aging or weight loss. Fillers are a class of injectable products usually containing the protein hyaluronic acid (naturally present in our skin) that are used to correct static wrinkles, loss of volume and for aesthetic facial contouring.
Various fillers are available in the market today.
Of these, cross linked hyaluronic acid fillers such as Vobella are best suited to treatment of tear troughs, due to their smoother texture. The addition of anesthesia in Volbella makes the treatment virtually painless while giving immediate results.
The treatment takes about fifteen minutes and the results last for up to two years. It’s also great for filling out the lines around the mouth or even in the fleshy part of the lives without adding volume.
Vollure XC, Voluma XC and Volbella XC — uses special technology, known as Vycross to hold the hyaluronic acid together into a cohesive gel, which keeps it intact after it’s injected into the skin.
Vycross technology links both high and low molecular-weight hyaluronic acid, while Juvederm’s Hylacross technology uses various degrees of cross-linking of mainly high molecular weight hyaluronic acid.
In other words Juvederm is hydrophilic and will expand or deflate depending on your hydration level. Voluma, Vollure and Vobella are not affected by your hydration. Which is especially critical when using a product under the eyes.
Often products offered below market rate are part of what is known as the “black market” or “gray market.”
Skin Technology only orders products from Allergan directly, a lot of offices purchase from what they call buying groups. These are a group that pretend to purchase in large volumes to sell to offices at a highly discounted rate.