Tear Trough Filler

Tear Trough Filler

The tear trough is the area which is located between your cheek and lower eyelid. As we age, we lose volume in this area sometimes causing under-eye dark circles to appear. An effective tear trough treatment using dermal filler in this area can restore the lost volume and reduce the presence of dark circles.

There is much reason for tear trough imperfections such as genetics, lack of sleep, poor lifestyle selections and finally ageing. This all contributes to sagging skin, lost elasticity which can be caused by the loss of facial fat in the under-eye and cheek area. It can also be a reason for loosening ligaments. Naturally, some people are simply born with a shallow bone structure and lack of fat in this area. If someone has thin skin, in that case, their body may tend to show the effects of ageing sooner than the rest of the face.

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What Are Tear Trough Fillers?

Tear troughs are the grooves and they create a hollowness at the junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek. Tear troughs are usually genetic rather than a result of aging and often arise in the early twenties. Pseudo-tear troughs appear similar in appearance but the difference is that the skin is not tethered. Often pseudo-tear troughs are emergence with loss of mid-cheek volume and therefore support for the eye area.

Tear troughs can occur as a result of lifestyle selection such as smoking, not drinking enough water and not enough sleep. That type of lifestyle can cause laxity in the skin and premature ageing. The skin around the eye area is incredibly delicate and vulnerable to sun damage. For this reason, you have to protect the eyes with dark glasses in the sun. They can form in both men and women.

Eye Bags

Another common concern of many people is eye bags. They appear as bulges of the lower eyelid and can be fat or fluid filled. Previously thought eye bags are a result of laxity of the lower eyelid muscles that allow fat to protrude. Commonly, occur due to fat in the mid-cheek falling away from the lower eyelid.

What Are Fillers?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body, in the process of the tear trough treatment we use it as a dermal filler. These types of fillers are biodegradable, so they will gradually be absorbed as the gel breaks down and water takes its place. After being totally absorbed, the filler gel disappears unnoticed from the body.

The Advantages of a Non-Surgical Procedure

Many people who previously thought that their only way to reduce the eye bag is surgery. They are surprised when they see the results of this quick and simple procedure of using dermal fillers. Dermal Filters effectively solve their problems.

  • The advantages are:
  • No surgical scarring
  • No General anaesthesia
  • No hospital overnight stays.
  • No time off work.
  • Maintain normal daily routine straight away

You can get rid of:

  • Eye bags
  • Tired Eyes
  • Circles Under the Eyes

In many cases dermal fillers are much better and produce more natural results than with the surgical alternative.

Suitable Candidates For This Treatment

People often choose tear trough treatment instead of invasive surgeries. The treatment does not require general anesthesia or incision, but surgical procedures require both.  Another advantage is the results are not permanent, it allows clients to “try out” the treatment without committing to a lifelong change in their appearance.

We observed that most candidates for this treatment are in their 30s or older. This treatment may also be performed on younger clients with genetic tear trough.

You should not have this treatment if you have the condition such as:

  • Pregnant 
  • Breastfeeding, 
  • Are allergic to any ingredients
  • Suffer from neurological disorders

Tear trough treatment gives you a way to combat some of the signs of ageing. So, no more complaints that the appearance of the under-eye area makes you look more tired than you feel. Even older clients can benefit from this treatment with significant skin sagging or puffiness in this area.

Treatment Processes

Tear troughs get worse as we age, as a result of the sagging skin and facial fat underneath, leaving this depression. In the past, only surgery could serve as an effective tear trough treatment, for the annoying dark circles under the eyes. But now we have effective non-surgical treatments tear troughs dermal fillers.

First, you will arrive at the clinic with a “clean face” – washed and without makeup. We take your photo, in order to give you a comparison for before and after your treatment and applies a topical anaesthetic and leaves it to numb your skin for several minutes.

We precisely inject under eye dermal fillers deep just above the orbital bone, with a very thin needle which takes around 15 minutes. clients just feel a slight pinch when the needle enters their skin.  At the same time, we massage and mold them carefully along the way.

After analysing adding more filler to certain areas if necessary to reduce your volume deficiency and dark circles. We also give you a complimentary specialist skincare kit to help look after your under-eye area.

Generally, only 1ml of dermal filler is needed, with half a millilitre or less injected underneath each eye. Second treatment undergo 6-9 months after the first and a third treatment several months later may also be recommended to achieve the desired effect.

We have highly qualified, extensively trained professionals who administer your dermal fillers. The results are visible instantly.

Tear Trough Fillers Lasting Period

Tear trough fillers longevity depends on many factors, such as your age, skin type, lifestyle, and muscle activity. Normally most clients retain their results for 6-18 months, precisely how long a tear trough treatment holds its effect is very individual.  But in many cases, it can be even longer. Because once the client has had a few top ups, the results can be very long lasting indeed.

Do Tear Trough Fillers Hurt?

We apply topical anaesthesia for 15 minutes before your treatment, so injections are virtually painless.  Also, the fillers themselves contain an anaesthetic to make the treatment more comfortable.

When Will I See Results?

The treatment usually takes less than 15 minutes and you can see an initial result immediately after injections. We recommend waiting a week to see the final result of the treatment. If you have a pigment problem with your under-eyes you will need a bespoke skincare regime to reduce this pigmentation too. In this case, it will take several weeks to improve the pigment issue.

Side Effects And Downtime?

This area is very sensitive so the majority of complaints include:


This is always a possibility with any cosmetic injectable. Bruising is just a bruise and will settle soon, in no way affecting the end result.


This is also common due to the sensitivity of this area. It will normally settle within the first 48 hours but it does take up to 4 weeks for tissues to properly absorb and for the final result to be evident.


Everybody is asymmetrical and have more or less volume loss on one side of the face. This is especially true for the tear trough area so you feel this happens to you. Small amounts of asymmetry at the second treatment will be further corrected. Do not panic if you have this kind of syndrome after the treatment, it is natural and very much curable.

After Care

Avoid, Before Your Fillers Treatment:

  • In order to reduce the amount of bruising/swelling from the injection sites, please follow the instructions below. 
  • Avoid blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, for 1 week prior. 
  • Avoid supplements including primrose oil, garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E for 1 week.
  • Try avoiding topical products such as Glycolic Acid, or any “Anti-Ageing” products for 3 days’ prior
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or hair removal cream on the area to be treated at least 3 days’ prior
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages for 48 hours’ prior
  • If you have facial cold sores, let your practitioner know about it

Avoid, After Your Fillers Treatment:

  • Avoid drinking alcohol or strenuous exercise, as it may result in additional bruising.
  • Also, avoid intense heat in the treated area like sunbathing, tanning, saunas, hot tubs, or hot wax. 
  • Also, avoid extreme colds like skiing or other winter sports. 
  • To help reducing bruising, you may apply a topical application of Arnica – a natural ointment commonly used to reduce bruising. Available in the natural foods section of your grocery store, or at local pharmacies.
  • Minimise movement of the treated area.
  • Sunscreen and makeup can be applied, and the area can be gently washed such as the Sanitas product line or Cetaphil to avoid additional skin irritation.

So if you want to achieve a natural-looking a younger, fresher, less tired-looking appearance, tear trough treatment definitely helps. The entire process takes no more than 15 minutes but gives results that stay up to 12 months.

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