What is tear trough filler & how long will it last?
You’ve tried every concealer available under the sun. You may have even sought medical advice. But no matter what you try and how much sleep you get, your dark circles are still visible. And the fact of the matter is, they probably always will be. Dark circles are primarily genetic, and can sometimes be apparent even in our teens and twenties. However, they can also appear or worsen as we age as the fat pads under the eyes descend down the face, creating a hollow and shadow under the eye.
If this is the cause of your dark circles, there aren’t many other options except to have the area tweaked with a little bit of tear trough filler to lift the skin and diminish the hollow whilst concealing any purple skin tone due to leaky blood vessels.
If you’re considering tear trough filler to improve your dark circles, this is everything you need to know about the treatment.
What is tear trough filler, and how does it work?
We used to think that ageing was all about sagging and loss of elasticity, but preserving volume is equally key to a youthful appearance. One thing that makes people look tired and aged is hollow grooves under the eyes, caused by natural fat loss and bone resorption as we age.
This can be addressed non-surgically with tear trough filler, which plumps up depleted hollows with an injectable hyaluronic acid gel. Minor eye bags can also be improved by filling the surrounding area. Dermal fillers sit where they are placed beneath the skin and attract water which improves local hydration and, over the following weeks, integrates with your body’s tissues to improve results further.
Done well, tear trough fillers are an excellent option and can give impressive results. But the skin here is very thin, so you must choose an experienced medical practitioner when seeking treatment. Always do your research on doctors and the filler product being used. Both Juvederm Volbella and Teosyal Redensity II are licensed for this area and are ideal choices.
Are there risks?
As with any injectable treatment, there are risks involved. However, you can minimise these by ensuring your practitioner is not just medically trained but also well-trained and highly experienced in aesthetic procedures and can handle complications should they arise. Read their reviews and check their medical credentials – a good practitioner won’t mind you asking about this. Filler in the tear trough area needs to be placed deeply so it doesn’t appear puffy or visible under the delicate under-eye skin. Bruising is also common in this area but should resolve within a week or two. If you’re prone to bruising, taking arnica tablets for a week before the procedure may help to minimise this.
How long will the results last?
Results from filler treatments will last between six months and 18 months , depending on the product used and the area being treated. Exactly how long fillers last depends on how much was injected in the first place and also on the metabolism of the person who’s had them.
How much does tear trough filler cost?
The cost varies by location and how much filler you need but expect to pay anywhere between £500 to £1,500. Some practitioners will inject the surrounding structures like cheeks and temples to create superior results. This may require more filler and therefore may increase the price.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.