What are the eye treatments available in Melbourne

There are several types of non-surgical treatment in Melbourne for eye area concerns such as eye bags, dark circles, and tear trough

Dermal fillers are gel-liked substance used to fill-up the trough or area beneath the lower eyelid. Typically, they are made of hyaluronic acid – a sugar derivative which is naturally found in the body and can hold 1000 times its own weight in water. However, HA in dermal fillers are made in the laboratory. Its levels in our skin do change over time and as our body modifies or breaks it down with enzymes as part of our metabolic processes. Dermal fillers have been used to successfully correct tear troughs. It is important to note though that tear trough can be difficult to treat with derma fillers. Over filling the under eye with dermal fillers can increase the appearance of tiredness.

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is component of your blood that contains growth factor that serve various purposes ,such as collagen production, for younger looking appearance. For bag removal, It is injected in the eye area that you want to have cosmetically done.

One of the most common non-surgical eye treatment is the non-surgical blepharoplasty also known as eyelid reduction or eye bag removal. Natural process of ageing and excessive sun exposure causes the skin to loose elasticity and blepharoplasty removes the excess skin and the fatty tissue surrounding the eye area. The treatment may be done using a plasma resurfacing -a non-laser treatment that uses plasma pen where plasma energy comes out-and may take longer than the usual injectable procedures. You may feel moderately uncomfortable and sensitive during your eyelid procedure since this is the area where the skin is at its thinnest.

How much will it cost for eye enhancement in Melbourne?

As with almost all cosmetic treatment, it will vary widely depending on the procedure you choose. The cost will also differ based from what region you go to for treatment. You also have to take into consideration the experience and level of expertise of the doctor and cosmetic clinics.

In Melbourne, average price are as follows;

Dermal filler average price us between $595 to $995 per ml

PRP treatment average cost per session is $495

Blepharoplasty ranges from $1800 to $4000

What is tear trough?

Patient usually seek treatment for lower lid eye bags and dark circles to enhance their facial features however, there is another entity called tear trough.

Eye bags are fat pads that bulge forward causing mild swelling or puffiness under the eye area while Tear trough are the hallows between the lower eyelid and cheeks. Tear trough may take place together with lower lid eye bags or alone. The tear trough becomes much more visible with larger sized eye bags and can make you look tired

What causes tear troughs?

Due to the natural process of ageing, the skull changes making the eye socket larger and reducing the size of the cheekbone resulting to less cushioning around the eye area. Fat pads in the face gives support to the lower eyelid and loss of volume causes tear troughs to be more distinguished

It may also be a result of an individual’s lifestyle such as sleep issues, smoking habit, or trauma.

In many cases, tear trough is genetics

What tear trough treatment can I undergo?

Volume loss in the lower eye area can be treated with dermal filler specifically tear trough filler. Fillers can help the restoration of volume to various areas of the face including the under eye which means we can non-surgically enhance or lift the shape of the face

What is the procedure for tear trough treatment?

Tear trough treatment begins with the application of topical numbing solution followed by the process of injecting the filler into the desired area. Tear trough dermal fillers are injected between the lower eyelid and the cheek. 1 to 2ml dermal filler will help with the loss of volume and smooth the appearance in this area. It may also treat dark circles unless it is caused by darker pigmentation of the skill, then filler will only accentuate them.

Is tear trough filler safe?

Filler for tear throughs is comparatively safe but same with other procedures, there may be risks involved. The most common is discomfort or pain, bruising, and swelling. These are often minimal and sometimes avoidable. At times, some filler create lumps and bumps under the skin if dealt right away, usually within a week from placement, they can be manipulated by an injector and will quickly disappear. A more serious risk of tear trough filler is vascular occlusion. It is a medical term for a blocked vessel. The person who will perform the tear trough filler injection should understand your facial anatomy to know the best technique to avoid this and avoid placing too much filler in any one area in one sitting.

How long do I need to recover from bruising and swelling after a tear trough treatment?

Bruising and swelling are normal after dermal filler injections and may last for few days. How obvious and quickly you recover will depend on underlying health and the extent if you followed the aftercare instructions

Does filler injection for tear troughs painful?

There may be mild discomfort but with the topical anaesthesia, tear troughs filler is virtually painless. Also, the tear troughs filler already has anaesthetic which makes the tear troughs treatment comfortable

How much is a tear trough filler treatment?

In Melbourne, using dermal filler for tear trough treatment roughly starts at $795. Same with other eye enhancement procedures, tear trough treatment cost will change depending on other factors such as your current tear trough condition.

How long do tear trough filler last?

It will vary depending on the activities of the patient, the type of dermal filler, and the amount of tear trough filler used. Tear trough dermal fillers may last up to 12 months

To have a long lasting result, a top-up treatment is recommended after 6 to 12 months from the initial procedure.

Can Tear trough fillers cause blindness?

Although rare, dermal filler may cause serious complications such as tissue death, scarring, and blindness hence it is very important that you get consultation and have your tear trough dermal filler injected by a certified professional.

Will cheek fillers help with tear troughs?

Cheek dermal fillers are injections that raise the volume of the area above and around your cheekbones that provides the illusion of a more defined bone structure which help make the tear through less prominent

What are the aftercare for tear through dermal filler?

Do’s

  • Ice the treated area immediately after treatment – this will help reduce swelling and bruising
  • Expect a bit of soreness and tenderness in the treated area
  • Give at least 7 days for the final product to settle and for the swelling to go down

Don’ts 

  • Do not fly for at least 24 hours after getting dermal fillers
  • Do not smoke for the first 12 hours after treatment
  • Do not drink for the first 12 hours after treatment
  • Avoid wearing makeup on the treated area for 12 hours after treatment
  • Avoid partaking in strenuous exercise for 48 hours after treatment, as it may result in additional bruising.
  • Avoid taking blood thinning medication for 24 hours post treatment  ie. Aspirin, Ibuprofen

If discoloured blotches in areas not injected or blanching and redness appears in the treated site, and you experience fever, chill, and severe and increasing pain, it is best to contact your doctor immediately.