What does TearFill treat and what are the benefits of using it?
TearFill treats tear trough hollowing. But it is a special way we doing it, with a cannula with hyaluronic acid (HA) gel. The principle is that I build up the area between the tear trough and the cheek to give a good scaffold at the upper cheek to support a little bit of the hyaluronic acid gel in the tear trough to look very, very natural. So I just show you on my own face: Here is the tear trough, so I build up a little bit of junction around here first and then it is all done from one entry point here through a cannula. And from there I can get around all these areas so you won’t have too much bruising if any, and it allows me to very delicately get quite deep, so it is deep TearFill quite near to the periosteum of the bone, and it looks very, very natural. And that is the main reason for doing TearFill.
It is done by an oculoplastic surgeon, myself, and I am very experienced in that area. We do about seven or eight TearFills a week here at Clinica London and most patients are very happy. And the reason why they are happy that we go very cautiously. The whole thing is to do less not more, make the patient, make you, look very natural, just correct the area of the tear troughs that’s making you look tired, maybe making people say to you, “Did you get a good night sleep last night?” So TearFill just softens those hollows and if we don’t do enough the first time then we invite you back after about ten days, two weeks and we do a miniature top up.
Usually, TearFill lasts for about six months after the first treatment and then we will do a small top up then, and that usually lasts for about one year after that.
More about Jane Olver
Ms Jane Olver is the founder of Clinica London and a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon. Her special expertise is in oculoplastic and cosmetic eye surgery including eyelids and lacrimal surgery. She is specialised in endoscopic lacrimal surgery for watering eyes in adults and children. She has over 20 years’ experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and has published extensively in scientific journals about Ophthalmology and Lacrimal Surgery and is the author of the books “Ophthalmology at a Glance” and “Colour Atlas of Lacrimal Surgery”. At Clinica London, she is responsible for the Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery part, as well as patients with eye, eyelid and tear duct problems, and acute eye problems.