Tear Trough Fillers

What are tear trough fillers?

Tear trough fillers are an injectable cosmetic treatment involving dermal fillers injected in the lower eyelid area at the junction where the lower eyelids and cheeks meet, adding and restoring volume and replenishing soft tissue. This facial area can commonly age poorly amongst patients, as the facial area hollows and deepens, creating the appearance of dark circles and sagging skin. Dark undereye shadows are often exacerbated by lack of exercise, prolonged illness, lack of sleep, stress, and lifestyle choices. The filler is injected deep onto the bone to correct hollowing around the outside (lateral) eye area. Tear trough fillers not only add volume but tighten and firm the skin for an instantly rejuvenated, fresh appearance.

Benefits of tear trough fillers

There are many advantages to tear trough fillers, including:

  • Reduction in the appearance of dark circles and shadows under the eye
  • Correction of hollowing around the outside (lateral) eye area, which contributes to a baggy undereye appearance
  • Provides structural support to the tissue around the eye to restore volume while providing tighter and firmer skin
  • Improves the texture and complexion of skin surrounding the eye
  • Removes fine lines and wrinkles present around the eye, such as crows feet

Tear trough fillers consultation at Shellharbour Skin

Our Shellharbour clinic requires an initial consultation before undergoing your tear trough fillers treatment. You will discuss your lifestyle and health at your consult, including medical history, allergies, and any supplements or medications you take. You must mention if you have had any previous allergic reactions to cosmetic treatments, medicine, or skincare, and note any cosmetic treatments you may have recently undergone. All this information helps us cultivate the best treatment plan for you and will contribute to a smooth and healthy recovery from any treatment.

If you have any concerns or questions, your consultation is the time to ask. Your clinician will assess your undereye area, tear troughs, and the texture and thickness of your skin to determine the best treatment method. They will ask about what you hope to achieve with such treatment and your aesthetic goals.

What to expect

Before beginning your treatment, your undereye areas are cleaned, and a topical numbing cream is applied to minimise discomfort. Our dermal fillers can also be mixed with anaesthesia but should be discussed during your consultation.

This procedure is often performed in two stages, roughly two to four weeks apart, as dermal fillers attract water and cause some swelling. Therefore, to ensure the best aesthetic results and precise enhancements, it is better to perform 80% correction in the first session and wait several weeks before refining the undereye area.

Injection areas depend on the kinds of modifications and enhancements patients desire. It can be a combination of the inner, medial, or lateral tear trough.

Your undereye area will look fuller immediately after your treatment, but it will take one to two weeks before you see the complete results.

Cost of tear trough fillers in Illawarra

The cost for tear trough fillers varies for every patient based on the amount of filler needed to achieve your desired outcomes. An initial consultation is always recommended with our patients to determine your specific costs for a tear trough filler treatment. Our clinicians will evaluate your problems and work with you to create a personalised treatment plan based on your goals, health, and concerns.

Results & aftercare for tear trough fillers

Immediately following your procedure, you will experience some swelling, discomfort, bleeding, or bruising, but this should subside over the following days and weeks. The undereye area is a common area for bruising to occur due to how thin the skin in this area is and the number of blood vessels. Specific techniques are used to lessen the risk of bruising, but they may still occur. Therefore, we recommend that patients with a special event either avoid this treatment or factor in enough time to heal correctly.

General aftercare instructions for tear trough filler include:

  • Avoid vigorous activity and exercise for 24 to 48 hours.
  • Apply a cold compress during the first 24 hours post-treatment.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face until you have fully recovered.
  • Massage any lumpy areas with your finger to maintain a pleasing aesthetic outcome.
  • Avoid using active skincare products for at least five days after your treatment.
  • Do not receive any skin treatments that may result in pressure or stress on the skin.
  • Stay away from saunas, steam rooms, spas, or ice baths until fully healed.

Risks & complications

Risks and complications are associated with any medical or cosmetic procedure patients may undergo. Although not every patient experiences these side effects, they must be aware before choosing to proceed with treatment. Risks and complications associated with tear trough fillers are as follows:

  • Headaches
  • Allergic reactions
  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Infection
  • Skin discolouration
  • Vascular side effects
  • Temporary numbness
  • Lumps

Tear trough fillers are an injectable cosmetic treatment involving dermal fillers injected in the lower eyelid area at the junction where the lower eyelids and cheeks meet, adding and restoring volume and replenishing soft tissue. This facial area can commonly age poorly amongst patients, as the facial area hollows and deepens, creating the appearance of dark circles and sagging skin. Dark undereye shadows are often exacerbated by lack of exercise, prolonged illness, lack of sleep, stress, and lifestyle choices. The filler is injected deep onto the bone to correct hollowing around the outside (lateral) eye area. Tear trough fillers not only add volume but tighten and firm the skin for an instantly rejuvenated, fresh appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do tear trough injections hurt?

Of course, the experience of having needles near your eyes can make most patients nervous, which we work to mitigate by providing a comfortable space. The injections feel similar to a slight pinch, and a bit of pressure as the gel is injected. We also work to minimise any discomfort by numbing the area beforehand and using anaesthesia if required.

Am I a suitable candidate for tear trough fillers?

You may be a suitable candidate for tear trough injections if you meet the following:

  • Have mild to moderate skin sagging around and under the eyes.
  • Have thick, healthy skin.
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome.
  • Understand that the treatment is not permanent.
  • Are physically healthy.

However, you may not be eligible for the treatment if:

  • You have thin skin or excess skin and fat beneath the eyes.
  • You have deep tear troughs.
  • You have an active skin infection in the area.
  • You have a medical condition that could potentially raise complications.
  • You have dark, pigmented circles under your eyes.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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