Tear trough fillers are effective for reducing dark circles and bags under the eyes while lessening the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Cheek fat is drawn to the centre of the face as we age, leaving us with tired-looking sunken semi-circles around the eyes.
Under eye fillers offer a non-surgical solution to help bring back your youthful appearance. By lifting the hollow areas, the filler can take away the fatigued look, restoring volume and rejuvenating and brightening the area. The hyaluronic acid used in the treatment naturally occurs in soft tissue. It is a safe treatment that strengthens and hydrates.
What are tear troughs?
Tear troughs run from the nose and around the lower section of the eye. Some people have a naturally sunken look, even in their early years, while for others it can come with ageing. Skin sags and the facial fat underneath is reduced, causing the undesirable shape to form.
Hyaluronic acid dermal filler is used for non-surgical eye bag removal. With a fine needle, it is injected deep underneath the eye bag. It is gently massaged into this region for a smooth overall effect. Threading and puncturing methods are utilised to plump the tear trough, lifting the area. The procedure takes around 30 to 45 minutes, and the results are instant. A follow-up procedure may be needed, depending on the client.
Who is not suitable for the treatment?
It is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Why choose fillers over surgery?
Some of the advantages of using fillers over surgery include no surgical scarring, no general anaesthesia, no overnight hospital stays and no time off work. Fillers can lead to more natural results than surgery and it is non-invasive. This is comforting for many patients.
Is it painful?
The procedure is relatively painless. A numbing substance also ensures that any discomfort is minimised.
What are the side-effects?
There is minimal downtime. You may experience some redness and potentially three to five days of swelling or bruising.
How safe is the procedure?
As long as you choose an experienced doctor from a reputable clinic, there should be very little chance of anything going wrong. In rare cases, allergic reactions and infections can occur.
How long do the results last?
Results generally last at least 9 to 12 months, but can even exceed two to three years. Generally, if you have two syringes of filler on the initial treatment, a year later only one syringe is required. Top-ups are generally required once or twice a year.
What happens if you don’t like the results?
An enzyme called Ryalase can be used to literally dissolve the filler if you are dissatisfied with the results. Additionally, the hyaluronic acid in the filler will naturally dissolve over time.
You should not complete strenuous exercise straight after the procedure. Alcohol should be avoided for 24 hours, and you should steer clear of any anti-inflammatory drugs which may thin the blood and produce further bruising.
How long does it take to see results?
You will see an immediate ‘lifting’ after the treatment. However, it can take up to two weeks for the full results to show. This is because fillers gradually integrate with the surrounding tissues to bring about a hydration balance while the skin smoothens out.
You will be able to return to work straight after the treatment. Any swelling will subside in one or two days.
What are the risks?
Although contours in the under eye area make it difficult to treat, the procedure is safe when administered by a properly trained professional. Use of the filler may lead to a blue appearance known as the Tyndall effect if injected too superficially. A blue discoloration or puffiness can be reversed using a dissolving enzyme.
Is it painful?
The treatment is relatively quick and painless. A numbing cream can be used to reduce discomfort. Some puffiness can also occur.
Tips for finding a suitable provider
To get the best results, make sure you receive under-eye fillers from a highly qualified, experienced professional at a reputable clinic.
You will start seeing the effects immediately. However, the full results may take a couple of weeks to be seen as your skin requires some time to relax. Fillers also need some time to integrate with surrounding tissue, for the ideal level of hydration.
Other ways to treat under eye bags
Radiofrequency, Mesotherapy and thread lift treatments can also be used to treat the under eye area. An improved diet and increased water intake can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
The final say
For filled out, rejuvenated under eyes, Expert offers the perfect treatment. The fillers will transform your tired appearance and are suitable for people of any age. In recent times, young people have started to show an interest in it. Try it out to see what all the fuss is about.