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Tear Trough Fillers: What You Need to Know Before Getting Undereye Fillers

Written by Dr De Silva

If you’re suffering from a tired and older look, the culprit is most probably your tear trough. It’s that crease between your upper cheek and lower eyelid. But take heart, tear trough fillers can help you.

The prominence of tear troughs are either due to genetics or age. In most of my patients, tear trough prominence is caused by age.

Whatever the cause of your tear trough, dermal fillers can help you sort them out.

“But what exactly are tear trough fillers, Dr. Julian?”

Let’s find out.

What Are Tear Trough Fillers?

Tear trough fillers are gel-like substances used under the eyes. They are also known as undereye fillers.

The main purpose of tear trough fillers is to add volume to the tear troughs. By doing this, tear troughs become less prominent. This results in a more youthful and vibrant look.

Tear trough fillers are usually made of hyaluronic acid. When injected under the skin, tear trough fillers makes it look fuller and smoother.

In particular, tear trough fillers can be used to solve the following issues:

  • Mild sagging under the eyes
  • Excess skin under the eyes
  • Deep tear troughs
  • Moderate fat under the eyes
  • Hollowed look under the eyes

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, a non-surgical tear trough procedure is great for you.

What Are the Benefits of Using Tear Trough Fillers?

Tear trough fillers are quite beneficial. Here are their top benefits:

  1. Tear trough fillers rejuvenate your face. From wrinkles to dark circles, tear trough fillers restore the overall youthful look of your face.
  2. Tear trough fillers offer fast recovery. You don’t have to stay in bed for weeks to recover. Most of my patients recover the next day.
  3. Tear trough fillers give instant results. Tear trough fillers easily integrate into your skin. You can see improvements right after the procedure.
  4. Tear trough filers boost collagen levels. The fillers I use are made of hyaluronic acid. Research shows that it can boost your collagen levels.
  5. Tear trough fillers don’t hurt. If you’re the type of person who wants to skip the pain of surgery, tear trough fillers are ideal for you.

Are Tear Trough Fillers Safe to Use?

Yes, tear trough fillers are safe to use.

They are also non-invasive. This means that you don’t have to worry about the risks that come with having your fats grafted and repositioned.

Moreover, tear trough fillers come with fewer side effects than surgical procedures.

Are Tear Trough Fillers Painful?

Everyone experiences pain differently. What’s painful for a patient might not be painful for another.

However, it’s great to know that tear trough fillers don’t cause as much pain as surgical procedures.

Getting the non-invasive procedure done at my clinic causes moderate pain only. It’s because I use local topical anesthesia and the cannula technique.

How to Reduce or Prevent Swelling

In general, tear trough fillers can cause swelling, redness, and bruising.

These side effects can be prevented through the following:

  • Avoiding intense physical activity for at least 24 hours.
  • Putting ice on the affected area for the first 2 days.
  • Sleeping on the side.
  • Gently massaging the affected area.

How Long Does Recovery Take?

The beauty of using tear trough fillers is their short downtime.

You can get back to work within a day after the procedure. Many of my patients go back to their normal lives the day after the non-surgical procedure.

How Long Do Tear Trough Fillers Last?

There’s no universal answer to this. How long tear trough fillers last varies from one patient to another.

To give you an idea, tear trough fillers can last for up to 1 year. After that, they need to be reinjected.

Remember, tear trough fillers are temporary. Their rejuvenating effect will eventually wear out.

What Procedures Complement Tear Trough Fillers?

Getting tear trough fillers may sometimes not be enough. To improve the overall look of my patients, I recommend skin rejuvenation and chip & lip fillers to them.

These procedures complement tear trough fillers. Depending on your face’s condition, only some or none of them might be needed.

Before and After Photos of Patients with Tear Trough Fillers

Tear trough fillers helped change the lives of my patients. Take a look at what it did to some of them.

Monica (real name not revealed for privacy purposes) wanted to improve her hollowed look. I put tear trough fillers on her to smoothen the areas between her eyelids and cheeks.

She was so thankful for her new look. It made her more confident and ready to take on life.

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Patient A before and after tear trough fillers

Phoebe (real name not revealed for privacy purposes), had a tired and hollowed look. I put tear trough fillers on her to restore volume and give her eyelids a more refreshed look.

She was so satisfied with the results. She now looks younger and more vibrant.

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Patient B before and after tear trough fillers

Knowing as much as you can before getting tear trough fillers helps you manage your expectations.

Since tear trough fillers are a temporary solution, a thorough consultation must be done before the procedure. You can contact us for an extensive consultation.

You can check out Harley Street Face Clinic on Instagram and Facebook as well. Looking forward to talking to you soon!

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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