The Tyndall effect is used to describe the scattering of light by particles in a light transmitting medium. It is the phenomenon that makes the sky appear blue, but can also be the tell-tale sign of poorly placed dermal filler, particularly seen around the eyes and tear troughs.
Our surgeons at FaceRestoration teach other healthcare professionals the safe application of dermal filler to tear troughs in their training academy and also provide support and treatment for patients as well as medical practitioners encountering this problem with their patients.
ABOUT THIS CONDITION
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SYMPTOMS
The Tyndall effect is named for the 19th-century Irish physicist John Tyndall, who first studied it.
As a complication of aesthetic treatment, it may be visible immediately after treatment or a few days later and without corrective treatment may last for years. It is more likely to occur where the skin is thin.
The skin around the eyes is the thinnest in the body, in places less than half a millimeter in thickness. When hyaluronic acid soft tissue filler is placed in too high a volume, or with the incorrect product for the area being treated, placed in the incorrect depth, or a combination of all three, the Tyndall effect may be seen. This incorrect placement under the thin eyelid skin results in a visible blue appearance of the filler due to light scattering by the gel under the skin. Blue light is scattered about 10 times more than red light when passing through very small particles, the pool of hyaluronic acid filler beneath the skin scatters more light of shorter wavelength and has a bluish discoloration. The Tyndall effect may also be seen following treatment to perioral lines and nasolabial folds, and are all tell-tale signs of poor aesthetic treatment and results.
Our aim is to ensure that you are supported through the management of this complication and appreciate how distressing this can be for you. We aim to offer you a solution that allows you restore the beauty of this area and be your best self. Contact us at FaceRestoration today and we would be pleased to guide you.
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We will then discuss with you your symptoms and advise you on how best to proceed with helpful guidance on treatments through our expert knowledge and training.
TREATMENT & AFTERCARE
Once an appointment has been arranged, we will then begin treatment and support you along the process, including specialised aftercare.