Filler injections for (Static) Lines & Wrinkles
Fillers injections to add volume to skin folds and lines
For tear trough treatment.
As we age, the skin around our eyes can become thinner and more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. This can lead to the appearance of dark circles or hollows under the eyes, commonly known as tear troughs. While these hollows may be a natural part of ageing, they can make us look tired or older than we feel.
Effective non-surgical treatments are available for reducing the appearance of tear troughs. One popular option is using fillers, which can add volume and smooth out the area under the eyes for a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
The most commonly used fillers for tear trough treatment are hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as Restylane. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin.
The filler is injected into the tear trough area during the treatment using a fine needle. The filler then adds volume and smooths out the hollows, reducing the appearance of dark circles and making the eyes appear brighter and more rested.
The treatment is typically quick and relatively painless, with minimal downtime. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Generally, hyaluronic acid-based fillers last around 6-12 months before the body naturally absorbs them. To maintain the results, one may need to schedule touch-up appointments every few months. Over time, some patients may also benefit from more permanent solutions, such as fat transfer or surgical lower lid blepharoplasty. If the tear trough is marked, fillers may not be suitable, and surgery is a more effective option
When administered by a qualified and experienced professional, tear trough fillers are generally considered safe and effective. However, as with any cosmetic treatment, there are potential risks and side effects to be aware of.
Common side effects of tear trough filler treatment include swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and resolve within a few days. However, more severe complications, such as infection or vascular injury, can occur in rare cases. These are discussed during the consultation with the surgeon.
Tear trough filler treatment is a good option for patients looking to reduce the appearance of dark circles and hollows under the eyes. However, it is not suitable for everyone. The darker skin will not be addressed by the procedure, but the shadowing effect will be reduced
Patients with skin allergies, bleeding disorders, pregnancy or breastfeeding should not undergo tear trough filler treatment. Additionally, patients with a history of keloid scarring or taking blood-thinning medications may not be good candidates for this procedure.
The best way to determine if tear trough filler treatment is proper for you is to consult an experienced cosmetic professional. The clinician can assess your needs during your consultation and provide personalized recommendations for the most effective treatment options.