Tear trough fillers are an incredibly effective way to reduce the visible signs of ageing and tiredness below the eyes, giving a more youthful and healthier appearance.
What Actually are Tear Trough Fillers?
Tear trough fillers are dermal fillers which are delivered by small, carefully administered injections to add volume in the under eye area. The filler is typically made of hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance that naturally occurs in the body.
What’s the Procedure Like?
Prior to providing tear trough fillers, a trained medical professional will usually do an assessment of your lower eye area, also checking the texture and thickness of your skin in order to determine whether the procedure is suitable for you and if so, which type of dermal fillers are best for your needs.
Once this has been assessed, they will prepare a syringe containing the filler. They connect the syringe to a sharp needle which is then injected into the skin below the lower eyelid. The practitioner will then massage the area in order to spread the filler and repeat the process for the other eye. The procedure can take up to fifteen minutes to carry out and the results are instant.
Do Tear Trough Fillers Hurt?
Many people think tear trough fillers will be incredibly painful due to them being carried out on such a sensitive location on the face, however, those who have had the treatment often comment that it isn’t anywhere near as uncomfortable as they expected it to be.
This is because tear trough fillers are a minimally invasive treatment using a tiny needle and the practitioner will usually apply a topical anaesthetic cream around 20 to 30 minutes before the treatment to numb the area, making it much more comfortable.
Are There Any Side Effects and Will I Need Downtime?
Hyaluronic Acid is a substance that naturally occurs in the body so it is generally tolerated very well. Initially, there may be some swelling, bruising and redness around the injection sites though these usually improve after 48 to 72 hours and require no downtime. Just avoid touching the area or applying makeup for 6 hours after treatment.
In some cases, there may be side effects such as infection, lack of symmetry and granulomas, though they are very rare and usually occur when the treatment has been performed by an untrained or unqualified person.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of tear regular trough fillers are somewhat temporary, usually lasting around 12 months, however, they can sometimes dissolve more quickly or slowly than this.
Why Choose Tear Trough Fillers?
Dark circles and tear troughs (sunken under eyes) can cause an individual to look aged, tired or unhealthy. Whilst dark circles can occasionally be fixed by more sleep, greater hydration and a healthier lifestyle, sunken tear troughs can be much more difficult to resolve naturally.
Tear troughs are a natural part of ageing as the production of collagen is slowed down with age, causing skin to thin and sag, leading to small patches of fat beneath the eyes that cause dark shadows. Tear troughs can also be genetic, even affecting younger people and worsening over time.
At one time, the only treatment available for remedying the appearance of tear troughs was a surgical procedure called lower blepharoplasty. Unfortunately, this surgery carries a number of complications and risks, particularly as it is in the ocular area which is more prone to infection. Fortunately, with the advancements of the aesthetic industry, tear trough fillers are available, providing a much safer and more effective non surgical alternative.
How Much Do Tear Trough Fillers Cost?
Cosmetic surgery tends to be very expensive, however, non-surgical treatments such as tear trough fillers are often much more affordable. Here at Skin Consultants, tear trough treatment starts at £300, however, you can get the exact cost confirmed via a free consultation.
Why Choose Skin Consultants?
Here at Skin Consultants, we pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail while offering the best possible care at an affordable price. All of our procedures are carried out by a Licensed Medical Profession, Dr Chris, who has a wealth of experience in the aesthetics industry which he uses to deliver incredibly high quality treatment and aftercare.
Both before, during and after your treatment, you will have access to a medical professional who will be more than happy to answer any queries or concerns.
If you’re thinking about getting tear trough fillers, get in touch today to find out more or book a free consultation at a clinic near you.