Nasolacrimal (lacrimal) furrow is one of the main age problems that women and men suffer after 35 – 40 years. She gives the face a tired, mournful appearance, spoils any, even the most attractive appearance. The causes of the appearance may be different: aging, ptosis, anatomical features of the body. Methods for eliminating the problems are also sufficient, but it is generally accepted that the most modern solution is contour plastic nasolacrimal groove.
What is a nasolacrimal sulcus?
The nasolacrimal groove is a skin fold located in the infraorbital region. It starts from the inner edge of the eye and stretches toward its outer corner. Such a furrow in its infancy is present in every person, but at an early age it is not visible due to the high tone and elasticity of the skin. Its manifestation in addition to age-related changes and heredity is due to factors such as:
- chronic fatigue and lack of sleep;
- endocrine system pathologies;
- chronic diseases;
- sharp weight loss;
- bad habits.
You can get rid of the problem with the help of surgical intervention, hardware techniques, lipofilling, as well as contour plastics based on preparations with hyaluronic acid. The latter method is gentle, while creating pronounced positive changes.
Features of the use of hyaluronic acid
Injection correction of the nasolacrimal groove is carried out on the basis of fillers with increased density. The reviews of experienced cosmetologists contain information that for work in this area it is necessary to choose drugs that already include lidocaine, this will save the specialist from having to apply a local anesthetic cream to the area under the eyes.
Hyaluronic acid of synthetic origin does not cause rejection, in addition, the product is biodegradable during the year and is completely excreted from the body without undue stress in a natural way. When forming an unsatisfactory result, it is possible to eliminate the filler with the help of additional injections of the drug, diluting the earlier introduced composition.
It must be remembered that the risks during the procedure are minimal, but still exist. To prevent them, choose a specialist who has experience working with such delicate areas, as well as drugs with optimal density (not too high, but not low).
The results of the injections are noted immediately after the procedure: the nasolacrimal groove fills, decreases in size or completely disappears, the elasticity and relief of the skin improves, dark circles disappear. During the week the positive result is growing, 7 – 12 months remain.
To fill the nasolacrimal groove, products such as Juvederm 24, Surgiderm 24 XP, Surgiderm 18, Yvoire Classic, Stylage S and M. They have a moderate density, due to which they fill in wrinkles, but do not cause swelling in such a delicate area.
Side effects and rehabilitation
Correction of the nasolacrimal groove more often than other injection procedures is accompanied by complications and side effects. The thing is that the skin around the eyes is very thin, under it there is little fat and fiber, and therefore injury occurs with almost any intervention. In addition to pain, redness and bruising, significant swelling is observed, bags under the eyes appear. In order to cope with a similar problem, they reduce the volume of liquid, refuse to use moisturizing creams. It is also not recommended to sleep on your stomach, wash yourself with hot water, go outside without sunglasses.
Before and after photos
Correction of the nasolacrimal groove is possible only in the absence of contraindications to the procedure. Beauticians do not recommend using fillers for:
- pregnancy, immediately after childbirth or while breastfeeding;
- individual intolerance of injected drugs;
- pathologies of the endocrine system, diabetes mellitus;
- exacerbation of chronic somatic diseases;
- colds and flu;
- the presence of inflammation or skin diseases in the problem area;
- autoimmune diseases;
Contour plastic of the designated zone is not performed if other non-absorbable gels are present in it.
In addition to absolute contraindications, there are relative limitations. In this case, the decision to carry out the procedure rests with the beautician, who correlates all the risks and benefits. Disputes arise when:
- recent laser skin treatment;
- taking blood thinners;
- tendency to form edema.
To achieve positive changes, one procedure is enough, although many experts prefer to carry out manipulations in two stages. The price of contour plastic consists of factors such as:
- type and amount of drug used;
- professional cosmetologist;
- type of anesthesia used, availability of support services;
- complexity of the original problem.
Contour plasty of the nasolacrimal groove is a procedure for filling the folds on the lower eyelid with fillers with hyaluronic acid. The composition is administered by injection, helps to reduce the depth of the furrow, improves skin elasticity. Also eliminates blue and bags under the eyes. Generates results for up to one year.