What is Tear Trough Filler?

What is Tear Trough Filler? | Dr Rakib Fairfield, Melbourne

Tear trough fillers are hyaluronic acid-based injectables designed to reduce dark circles, eye bags, and a tired appearance. With minimal to no downtime, they offer an effective solution for rejuvenating the under-eye area.

The natural aging process and various lifestyle factors can contribute to an aged appearance around the eyes. However, careful administration of fillers in the tear trough area helps replace lost volume, conceal dark circles, and smooth the skin. This results in a more youthful overall look. After tear trough fillers, patients often experience an increased sense of confidence, no longer worrying about looking tired all the time.

Why Choose Tear Trough Filler?

As we age, our facial anatomy changes, making hollow tear troughs, dark circles, eye bags, and wrinkles around the eyes more noticeable. These changes can contribute to a tired appearance, even when we are well-rested.

Fortunately, tear trough fillers offer an excellent treatment option for these common concerns. They can fill hollow tear troughs and conceal eye bags if they accompany the hollowing. The results can be remarkable, restoring lost volume to the tear trough area and boosting patients’ confidence.

Tear trough fillers address several cosmetic issues:

  • Hollowness: The under-eye area can become hollow over time due to dehydration, lack of sleep, weight loss, and natural aging. Sometimes, under-eye hollowness can indicate a medical condition.
  • Dark Circles: Dark circles may appear for various reasons, including lifestyle patterns such as alcohol consumption, high salt intake, sun damage, poor sleeping habits, and diet. Genetics and external factors like food allergies can also contribute.
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles: The delicate skin around the eyes is prone to decreased quality as collagen and elastin break down with age. Skin sags, and fine lines and wrinkles appear, exacerbated by facial expressions, sun exposure, and other environmental factors.

Benefits of Tear Trough Filler Treatment

  • Reduction of dark circles
  • Addition of volume under the eyes
  • Rejuvenation under the eyes, reducing the appearance of tiredness
  • Improvement in skin quality under the eyes
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Non-surgical procedure
  • Instant results
  • Minimal to no downtime
  • Improved sense of confidence

Results and Recovery

You will see immediate results from your tear trough treatment. The procedure takes about 20 minutes, but the final result will be visible a few weeks after treatment as the fillers integrate with the surrounding tissue.

Potential Side Effects

All aesthetic treatments carry the risk of side effects. Most post-treatment effects are short-lived and resolve within a few days.

Common Side Effects:

  • Soreness or discomfort at the injection site
  • Redness at the injection site
  • Mild swelling or bruising around the eye

Less Common Side Effects:

  • Post-procedure infection, treatable with antibiotics

Serious, Rare Complications:

  • Scarring
  • Filler migration
  • Vascular occlusion and blindness

It’s important to remember that serious complications are rare. If you experience any serious complications, contact your practitioner immediately for advice. Timely recognition of symptoms is crucial for early diagnosis and management.

Ideal Candidates for Tear Trough Filler Treatment

A suitable candidate for tear trough filler has hollowing, dark circles, or deep lines under the eyes. As we age, a hollow groove can appear between the lower eyelid and the cheek, making the hollow tear trough more pronounced. This is known as the ‘tear trough deformity,’ and patients experiencing it are suitable for under-eye filler.

Tear trough filler can completely transform the under-eye area, giving a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s essential to book a consultation with a qualified medical practitioner to determine your suitability for the treatment.

What is a Liquid Facelift?

A liquid facelift is a non-surgical technique using hyaluronic acid filler to lift and rejuvenate eight areas of the face:

  • Jawline fillers
  • Lower cheek filler
  • Mouth corners
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Pre-jowl folds
  • Tear trough fillers
  • Upper cheek filler

Every procedure is different, and the injected areas will depend on your desired results.

Extending the Longevity of Your Treatment

We recommend the following measures to maintain a healthy lifestyle and extend the longevity of your treatment:

  • Sun Protection: Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, preferably SPF 50, to protect your skin.
  • Healthy Diet: Avoid processed foods and limit salt and sugar intake, especially before and after treatment.
  • Skincare: Use skincare products that stimulate collagen production, such as those containing hyaluronic acid. Avoid retinol and glycolic acid before and after treatment.
  • Minimize Stress: Managing stress can benefit your skin, as high cortisol levels can contribute to signs of aging.

Recovery Period

The entire procedure takes around 20 minutes, and recovery is often quick. With minimal to no downtime, you can resume regular activities immediately. Some patients may experience bruising and mild swelling, which can be managed with ice packs. It’s recommended to:

  • Avoid touching the tear trough area for 3 hours after treatment.
  • Refrain from applying pressure to the tear trough area for the first 6 hours.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for 48 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid facials, skin treatments, and chemical peels for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid makeup for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol and blood thinners for 24 hours.

Tear trough filler can transform the under-eye area, giving a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Booking a consultation with a qualified medical practitioner is essential to determine if this treatment is right for you. Dr. Rakib Fairfield in Melbourne offers expert guidance and personalised care to help you achieve the best results.

Tear trough filler is an effective, non-surgical solution for those looking to rejuvenate their under-eye area and achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance. By understanding the procedure, benefits, and suitability, you can make an informed decision about whether this treatment is right for you. If you’re considering tear trough filler, book a consultation with Dr Rakib to explore the best options for your skin and aesthetic goals.

DR. RAKIB UDDIN