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Eyelid Fillers Are the Best Bang for Your Buck

Posted on March 1, 2022

Eyelid fillers, also known as tear trough fillers, are substances that doctors inject into the undereye.

People with tear trough hollows and undereye bags consider eyelid fillers as an effective option.

As we age, the area underneath the eyes becomes more prominent. This area is known as the tear trough area. Oftentimes, the change in its appearance presents dark circles, eye bags, and other issues. These issues make you appear tired and grumpy.

Thankfully, an eyelid fillers treatment can help. But how exactly does this treatment help you? How much does the procedure usually cost? Are they worth your hard-earned money?

In this article, I will talk about how an eyelid fillers treatment works, how much the procedure usually costs, and if it’s worth your hard-earned money or not (hint: it is).

What Is a Tear Trough Filler?

A tear trough dermal filler treatment is a safe and popular cosmetic solution for treating eyes that look tired. This procedure is non-surgical.

The procedure involves carefully injecting a gel-like substance into specific areas around the eyes. Collectively known as dermal fillers, these substances are made of hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers fill the skin, making it smoother.

Since we lose our eyes’ volume because of the aging process tear trough fillers or eyelid fillers work to restore and replace that lost volume.
Furthermore, the procedure also gives you a smoother, younger-looking, more radiant skin. Eyelid fillers can also help in reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

Minimising the appearance of dark circles under the eyes can also be done with tear trough fillers. Typically, dark circles are a result of shadows being cast in the undereye area.

Having realistic expectations is important. Those patients who possess thicker, smoother skin may have better results. However, those patients with thinner and more wrinkled skin under the eyes may not have the same results.

You can work with a certified cosmetic doctor like Dr. Julian De Silva to come up with a plan to have your issues addressed.

Typically, it only takes a few minutes for the procedure of injecting under eye fillers. Bruising may take time to fade after the procedure.

Swelling may take some time as well before it subsides. Fillers also need time to settle, so it can take a few weeks before you can see the final results.

Eyelid fillers or tear trough fillers are a type of dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid.

Under Eyelid Filler: The Process

A trained medical professional will assess your lower eyelids before you receive the treatment. They will also check the texture and thickness of your skin. Additionally, they will determine the type of dermal filler best for your needs.

Prior to the treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the area of concern. Once the area becomes numb, it will be cleansed. The doctor will then mark up the area.

Next, eyelid fillers will be injected into the target area. Once the treatment’s done, the target area will be massaged to ensure a smooth result.

The area where the procedure was done will immediately be iced to reduce swelling and bruising. It’s also important to note not to mess with your undereye area for the rest of the day.

As much as possible, avoid germs from coming in contact with the area where the procedure was done. Wearing makeup after the procedure should also be avoided.

The entire treatment will only take around 30 minutes. A lot of patients also opt to undergo other types of procedures such as lip filler enhancement, FACEtite, and laser resurfacing with their fillers.

After the procedure, you will likely have to stay at the facility for observation. During this time, you must relax. Once you’re released, you must avoid the sun as much as possible. You must get enough sleep, stay hydrated, and not touch the target area as well.

Tear Trough Filler Before And After

Do you wonder what an eyelid filler procedure can do for you? Take a look at what the treatment did for my patients. Here are tear trough filler before and after pictures of my patients:


This patient had very dark bags under his eyes. The said condition made the patient’s eyes look dull and gloomy. After getting eyelid fillers, the patient’s eyes appeared to be more vibrant and lively. The dark bags were also visibly minimised.


This patient had sagging dark eye bags. The patient’s eyes looked tired. After getting dermal fillers, the dark eye bags were not visible anymore. Additionally, the patient’s eyes looked more alive.


This patient had obvious bags under her eyes. The bags under her eyes made her look tired and gloomy. After getting eyelid fillers, the patient’s eyes appeared to be more alert and alive. It also enhanced her overall appearance and made her look younger.


This patient suffered from wrinkles around her eyes. She also had her eyes somewhat sunken due to the bags around them. After getting eyelid fillers, the patient’s eyes do not appear sunken anymore. Her overall appearance also improved, making her look more alive.


This patient suffers from dark bags under her eyes. The condition made her eyes look tired and old. However, after getting eyelid fillers, the appearance of the patient’s eyes improved. Her eyes looked more lively and shiny.

Tear Trough Filler Gone Wrong

Eyelid fillers may do wonders for your eyes, but they can only do this if they are administered by a reputable, experienced cosmetic doctor.

You should also work with a trusted clinic, as there are some fake fillers out in the market. To get excellent treatment, consider working with the top skin clinics in London.

When tear trough fillers or eyelid fillers are not properly administered, you might suffer from issues such as extreme swelling or bruising. Worse, your undereye area might get infected.

How Long Do Filler Eye Bags Last?

Some results of eyelid fillers will immediately show. However, in order to get a full picture of the results, you may need to wait for a few days until the swelling subsides.

The swelling can make your eyes look like you just watched a sad movie. It can also make you look like you’re at the height of allergy season.

If the swelling still does not subside after a few days, you need to consult your doctor.

The results for the undereye filler last between six months to one year. Sometimes, it could go up to more than a year and a half. Depending on the anatomy of the person’s body, some effects might stick around for a longer time.

The results will also depend on how quickly the filler dissolves in your body. Some people even notice results for up to three years. However, experts still recommend getting a touch-up.

Touch-ups should be done before you lose all your results. These could also help you minimise the amount injected each time, as well as any potential side effects.

You must also take note that eyelid fillers are not permanent. If you want permanent results, you must consider getting blepharoplasty instead.

Eyelid fillers can last up to 18 months, but the exact duration varies from one person to another.

Tear Trough Fillers Cost

Tear trough fillers cost in the UK starts at £500. However, the price itself does not apply to everything. The cost of dermal filler treatment may also depend on the following:

  • The type of filler that’s used
  • The amount of filler required
  • The areas to be treated

You must also take note of other costs related to an eyelid filler treatment. These include transportation expenses, aftercare, and follow-up consultations.

In order to get an idea of how much the tear trough dermal filler treatment will cost, it’s best to book a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Julian De Silva.

The treatment plan will be designed according to your goals and needs. Additionally, this will help you get the results you wish to achieve.

Who Are Ideal Candidates for Eyelid Fillers?

Oftentimes, darkness in the tear trough area is caused by genetic issues. However, a number of other issues can also cause darkness under the eyes.

For people who have dark undereye hollows caused by genetics or aging, eye fillers can be most effective, compared to lifestyle factors.

Some people naturally possess sunken eyes. It could also vary to some degree. This condition can cast shadows underneath the lid. In order to relieve this issue, some people seek eye filler treatments.

Another cause of sunken eyes and a dark, hollow look would be aging. The pockets of fat under the eye may dissipate or drop as we age. This can cause a hollowed-out look. A deep separation between the undereye area and the cheek may also occur because of this condition.

However, not everyone can be an ideal candidate for getting eye fillers. Your doctor may give caution about getting eye fillers if you smoke or vape. Smoking may hinder recovery. It may also reduce the longevity of the results from the procedure.

Eyelid fillers may be right for you if you’re seeking cosmetic treatment for your lower eyelid bags. This treatment can also address tear trough deformities. Typically, lower eyelid fillers are minimally invasive. This means that you won’t need to spend a lot of time recovering from the treatment.

In general, healthy adults with eye-related issues such as undereye bags and wrinkles are ideal candidates.

Moreover, when compared to eyelid surgery, eyelid fillers are way more affordable.
Generally, an excellent candidate for eyelid fillers should be someone in overall good health with mild to moderate lower eyelid bags or tear trough deformities.

If there is a significant amount of fat prolapse or skin laxity under your eyes, you may not be a good candidate for the treatment. Instead, you might need to explore surgical options.

Additionally, it’s also important to note that quality sleep, proper hydration, and a healthy diet can help prevent the premature development of eye bags. The use of quality sunscreen and physician-grade serums can help as well.

Other important things to note are the following:

  • Someone with a significant excess of bulging on the lower eyelid fat is not a good candidate for eyelid filler treatment. Going with a lower-lid blepharoplasty can benefit them better.
  • Eyelid fillers can be administered to both men and women. Usually, women will have more problems with thinning of the dermis. However, men might also experience this problem as they age.
  • If you previously had lower eyelid surgery, the results can be enhanced by fillers.


Eye fillers can work wonders on your skin. Hence, they are totally worth your hard-earned money. Plus, they don’t require you to go under the knife. I hear many of my patients worrying about getting surgery, so eyelid fillers are an excellent alternative.

The first important step before getting the treatment is talking to a doctor about the results you’re hoping for, as well as the goals you want to achieve. Contact Dr. Julian De Silva now!

Dr. Julian De Silva, Medical Director

About the Author

Dr Julian De Silva is a leading facial plastic surgeon that specialises only in surgical and non-surgical facial procedures. Dr. De Silva has considerable experience in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery from fellowships in London, Los Angeles, and New York. He is one of a handful of elite surgeons to be recognised with British, European and American qualifications, memberships and board certification.

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