Tear Trough Filler – Everything You Need To Know

Tear Trough Filler – Everything You Need To Know

Have you considered tear trough filler as a way to combat dark under eyes or persistent eye bags? Searching for the best treatment for your under-eye area? Want to know more about fillers before booking a consultation anywhere?

Filler is a safe and effective way to manage unwanted darkness, sagging or darkening under your eyes. Some wrinkling or loose skin is a normal lifestyle or age-related change, but it could be making you self-conscious and leave you hiding behind your sunglasses a little too often.

Your eyes are a delicate area, and you understandably don’t want to rush into any procedures. That’s why we’ve put together everything you need to know about tear trough filler, so you can make an informed decision that’s right for you.

What Are Tear Troughs?

You might not even realise that you’re dealing with a tear trough problem, so it’s important to know what your tear troughs are and how age can affect their appearance. 

‘Tear trough’ is more of an unofficial term for the slightly sunken line running from the corner of your eye (or your tear duct), under the eye and ending somewhere close to the outer cheekbone. 

Most people notice these troughs throughout their lives, but they can become more pronounced over the years. You may even be genetically predisposed to darker or deeper tear troughs – but that doesn’t mean that’s how they have to stay. 

The reason you might notice this issue is because the skin in this area is significantly thinner and so it loses plumpness sooner than the skin on the rest of your body. 

Because it’s thinner, it’s also much weaker, meaning it can quickly lose elasticity and fullness. This enhances the appearances of dark circles and eye bags, essentially causing shadows under your eyes.

What Causes Tear Troughs?

Most people have tear troughs as they’re simply a by-product of the structure of your skull. They are result of the way your skin sits on your eye socket. But you may still find them troublesome. But when do tear troughs become more apparent? 

There are a few reasons why you might be noticing your tear troughs more than you used to. 

If you feel you have hollows beneath your eyes – or an exaggerated depth – this is often caused by ageing. As the collagen and elastin in your cells deplete naturally, this skin becomes even weaker. Because of this area’s naturally thin composition, any deterioration is more evident. 

As well as ageing, your lifestyle can also contribute to your eye bags. Things like poor sleep quality, increased alcohol consumption, high caffeine intake, chronic stress and smoking all play a part in the worsening of your under eye skin condition.

You may have more obvious sunken eyes simply because of hereditary factors, which can mean you start seeing issues even in your 20s – with otherwise full and healthy skin.

Can You Treat Tear Troughs At Home?

Home remedies cannot replace the loss of volume within the skin, though there are some things you can do at home to help your skin overall.

  • Staying hydrated is paramount, as this keeps the skin healthy and happy
  • Maintain a good skincare routine that includes retinol, peptides and hyaluronic acid.
  • ALWAYS wear sunscreen (did you know it’s thought that harmful UV rays can still cause sun damage through windows?)
  • Reduce stress and increase sleep where possible!

These things will help keep your skin hydrated and protected, but if you want to eliminate your eye bags, then tear trough fillers are the way to go.

What Are Tear Trough Fillers?

So if you’re struggling with the appearance of your under eyes, you may be thinking of getting tear trough fillers. But what are they exactly?

Tear trough fillers are a dermal filler that is placed underneath your eye area in a clinical procedure.

The filler contains hyaluronic acid. This is a skin-safe chemical that effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles and sagging by adding volume beneath the skin and smoothing out imperfections. It provides necessary hydration while also stimulating the production of new collagen cells, plumping the skin for a more youthful look.

Tear trough filler is done in tiny amounts in a staged approach to ensure a natural look. The treatment itself only takes about 30 minutes and the results are instant. You may have slight swelling, but that should disappear after a few hours.

It’s not painful, but some do find it a little unnerving having a needle close to their eye – which is understandable!

That’s one of the reasons it is absolutely essential that you use a skilled practitioner with proven experience.

Your results should last up to 12 months, giving you a rejuvenated look to your undereyes.

You will be advised after the procedure to avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen and eye makeup for a short while afterwards. This is to protect the area and allow the tear trough fillers to work their magic.

Questions To Ask Your Aesthetician

Tear trough fillers are an incredible solution to your under-eye complaints, but it’s crucial that you find a qualified and reliable aesthetician to carry out the procedure and any necessary aftercare. 

A good way to find out if tear trough fillers and your clinician are a good match for you is to ask some questions, like the following;

  • What type of tear trough filler do you use?
  • Can I see some tear trough before and after photos?
  • Am I suitable for tear trough fillers?

A good aesthetician will provide you with an initial consultation and opportunity to ask these questions. They’ll also be happy to answer them!

What If I Don’t Like The Results?

One of the main reasons people are hesitant to get tear trough filler is because they’re worried about the long-lasting results. What if you’re not happy with the final look?

Fortunately, some dermal fillers are reversible, although it can take a few sessions to completely remove.

But even if you didn’t receive a reversal, the results do fade slowly and gradually after 12 months, returning your under eyes to how they were. 

Are There Risks?

There are risks attached to all procedures, big and small, and fillers are no different. Some of the most notable risks include:

  • Too much filler can make your eyes look permanently swollen. Because of the nature and purpose of filler, it’s important to use the right amount to fix the loss of volume without causing unwanted puffiness.
  • Incorrectly applied filler can cause the ‘Tyndall effect’ which is a bluey shadow that appears when the tear trough filler is too close to the skin surface. The eye area is delicate and filler should only be done by an experienced professional for this reason. 
  • Tear trough fillers can go wrong just like any treatment. A quick web search will bring up some worrying images, but it’s our team at Dr Sobia Medispa who are usually called upon to help fix badly applied tear trough filler. We can’t emphasise enough how important it is to check out who does your treatment. Big discounts and cheap prices should be a clear red flag.

Tear Trough Fillers For An Effective Eye Bag Fix

Tear trough fillers can transform your appearance, giving you a fresh, revived look and help to give you confidence if your eye-bags make you feel anxious. If you’d like to find out from our professional team what to expect from your filler treatment, book your consultation here today. 

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