What are Tear Trough Fillers?

Tear trough filler treatment, also referred to as under-eye filler or dermal filler, is a popular cosmetic solution for tackling tired-looking eyes. It is a non-surgical procedure that involves carefully injecting a gel-like substance into specific areas around the eyes, which works to replace the lost volume brought about through the ageing process.

The outcome is smoother, younger-looking, more radiant skin and a reduction in deep wrinkles and lines.

The treatment can also add volume to other areas of the face, like the lips, brows, cheeks, marionette lines and nasolabial folds, creating a more youthful appearance.

A filler can also be placed throughout the face with strategic injections to create a liquid facelift or liquid eye lift, which can be highly effective in selective patients.

Why undergo tear trough treatment?

Fillers are a practical option for patients with tear trough hollows and under-eye bags. As we age, the area underneath the eyes, known as the tear trough area, becomes more prominent. The change in appearance often presents with dark circles and under-eye hollows, leaving one to look tired.

In addition, hollowing under the eyes can expose bags, making the appearance worse. Dermal filler injections help to normalise facial contouring around the lid-cheek junction and avoid the need for surgery.

If your under-eye bags are severe, a blepharoplasty procedure may be more beneficial.

At what age should you get under-eye fillers?

Tear trough fillers are an increasingly popular non-surgical aesthetic treatment amongst younger people. However, individuals of any age can undergo the procedure if they seek a fresher, more rejuvenated look and a break from tired-looking eyes by restoring volume loss.

What is the tear trough area?

The interface between our lower eyelids and upper cheek is referred to as the tear trough area. Tear trough hollowing is one of the earliest ageing changes and often is a constitutional feature present from adolescence.

As we get older, this area alters appearance by becoming hollower, darker, deeper, and less revitalised. These depressions can make the eyes look somewhat sunken and create unattractive dark shadows, giving the appearance of tiredness, exhaustion, and old age.

How do I prepare for tear trough treatment?

During the initial consultation, we will go through your medical history and provide a detailed examination of the eyes and face. There will be a discussion of what you wish to achieve from the treatment and the risks and benefits to allow you to reach an informed decision.

If it is determined that tear trough filler is the proper treatment is right for you, the filler injection will be applied.

It would help if you avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours before the treatment, whilst aspirin should not be taken for seven days and Ibuprofen for two days / 48 hours. Again, this will be discussed with you before the treatment.

How is tear trough treatment carried out?

Tear trough fillers are a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment. It involves numbing the tear trough area with a topical anaesthetic and then injecting the area with hyaluronic acid gel, which boosts collagen production and replaces the lost volume brought about through the ageing process.

It also hydrates, softens, and rejuvenates the skin, creating a more youthful appearance.

The treatment only takes around 30 minutes, though many patients opt to undergo other procedures with their fillers, such as midface lift or brow lift. You may also wish to have additional treatments, such as a liquid eyelift or a liquid facelift. Our clinician will discuss with you the best treatment plan during your consultation.

When will results be visible?

Dermal fillers produce natural-looking, instant results. However, while the effect is noticeable immediately, the final result will usually be visible at around two weeks. This is because the skin needs time to relax, smooth and allow the dermal fillers to integrate correctly with the surrounding tissue, achieving optimum hydration balance.

Do results look natural?

Yes, the tear trough filler treatment produces natural-looking results. Patients will not look dramatically different following the procedure. As highly skilled practitioners, we understand facial anatomy and how to achieve subtle yet noticeable results.

During the initial consultation, a lot of time will be spent discussing the patient’s expectations, ensuring there is no shock results or surprises after the procedure is carried out.

Are tear trough fillers painful?

Tear trough fillers may be uncomfortable, but they are not painful. As this is a minimally invasive procedure, most patients find it much less daunting than they first anticipated. A topical anaesthetic numbing cream will often be applied to the area before injecting the skin with hyaluronic acid gel, thereby reducing the discomfort.

All staff at Crawley Beauty Salon are medically trained professionals with years of experience and will ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible when undergoing facial fillers.

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