Tear Trough Filler
What is tear trough filler?
Tear Trough Filler is a safe, fast, and non-surgical cosmetic treatment recommended for those with under-eye hollows, ‘eye bags’, and ‘dark circles’.
The deep crease below your lower eyelid and above your upper cheek is referred to as a tear trough. This usually casts a shadow below your eyes making you look older, tired, and unhealthy.
For some people, a dark or hollow tear trough can be inherited. However, for the majority of people, the tear trough becomes more prominent as they age. This happens as we lose volume in our natural facial fat pads and cheeks leading to a thinner, flatter face and unsupported tear trough area.
To replace the lost volume of your facial tissues that occurs as you get older, tear trough filler is injected into the affected areas around your eyes. This procedure is less invasive than tear trough surgeries that involve fat grafting and fat repositioning. So you can expect a younger-looking, smoother, and radiant skin free from lines and wrinkles.
How does tear trough filler work?
Light weight dermal filler (Juvéderm™ Volbella) is injected into the tear trough area to provide lift and fullness under the eyes. This reduces the amount of hallowing under the eyes and makes the area look brighter and rejuvenated.
Advantages of the tear trough filler treatment include:
- Making you look younger, healthier, and confident;
- Safe and relatively painless procedure;
- Non-surgical procedure done in less than 45 mins;
- Use of hyaluronic acid in this treatment is similar to natural hyaluronic acid in the human body. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for making the skin look supple and firm;
- Immediately visible results that continue to improve for up to 4 weeks.
Is this treatment right for me?
If you have dark shadows, sunken eye troughs, sagging under your eyes, or hollow eyes that won’t go away even after good rest and sleeping well, then you can consider Tear Trough Filler Treatment.
That said, Tear Trough Filler Treatment is recommended for those with:
- Deep hollow tear troughs under the eyes
- Good quality skin
- Good physical health
Alternatively, this treatment is not recommended if you have:
- Pigmentation under the eyes
- Prominent fat pads in the tear trough
- Thin skin
- Medical conditions that might increase the risk of complicated side-affects
This treatment can be coupled with cheek fillers to support the tear trough and improve aesthetic results.
Things to Know
How long does the procedure take?
The actual procedure takes approximately 5 – 15 minutes to complete. Your appointment will usually be booked for 30-45 minutes to make sure there is plenty of time to discuss your medical history, aftercare instructions and to ask as many questions as you need.
Does it hurt?
The treatment is relatively painless to minimal level of discomfort.
How long does the treatment last for?
The treatment can last for approximately 18 months.
Is a review appointment included in the price?
All treatments include a 2-week review appointment to check the progress of your treatment and make sure you are happy with the results. Before and after photos are usually taken to see the progress made.
How quickly can I see the effects of the treatment?
The effects of the treatment are immediate. This gives both yourself and Dr Yasmin a great opportunity to make sure you’re perfectly happy with the treatment and its results.
What are the most common side effects?
Common side effects of the tear trough filler treatment may include pain, swelling or bruising which can be expected to resolve itself after approximately 2 weeks.