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Overview of Tear Trough Fillers
As we age the junction between the lower eyelids and cheeks (The Lid-cheek junction) becomes hollow and deepens, causing a tired and ageing appearance. This hollow area, also known as the “tear trough” often appears darker than the surrounding skin due to the way the light reflects and causes a shadow under the eyes.
For some unlucky individuals, the hollowing of tear troughs and the appearance of dark circles can happen at a younger age. This can be made worse with lack of exercise, stress, prolonged illness, substance abuse and poor sleep patterns.
Dermal fillers work by adding volume to the lower eyelid tear trough area which starts to lose volume as we age. Filler gel is painlessly injected using a fine cannula after the area is thoroughly anaesthetised with a local anaesthetic cream. This replenishes the lost soft tissue volume in the area, resulting in a fuller, more contoured look. The procedure takes around fifteen to thirty minutes. Results are seen instantly and give a younger and more fresh appearance. The effect of the treatment can last between eight months to twenty-four months.
At Medaesthetics in Perth, our cosmetic injecting team is highly experienced in fixing tear troughs using dermal fillers.
We employ a super safe and painless injecting technique using ultra strong numbing creams, local anesthetic and soft cannulas. There is virtually little to no downtime or bruising in over 98% of cases.
Frequently Asked Questions
Older patients with loose and crepey lower eyelid skin may not be suitable for tear trough fillers. Younger patients who just have dark pigmentation of lower eyelids and there is no real hollowing of tear troughs may not be suitable for this treatment.
One of the biggest complications of injecting fillers in the tear-trough region using needles is bleeding followed by bruising and swelling which can last up to two weeks. This complication can be minimised by using the soft cannula injecting technique.
The lower eyelid is a very soft and delicate area and is prone to excessive fluid retention and swelling. Dermal fillers have the ability to attract moisture and this can lead to excess swelling. At Medaesthetics, we use very soft fillers with the lowest water retention properties to treat the tear-troughs.
Dermal fillers, when injected very superficially, can cause bluish discolouration of the treated area due to the way they reflect light. This phenomenon is called the Tyndal Effect and is more noticeable in tear-trough and oral commisure area. Luckily, this can be easily fixed by dissolving the filler using Hylase.
At Medaesthetics, our experienced injectors are very aware of this complication and we make sure the fillers are injected in the correct plane to prevent this from happening.
As mentioned above, at Medaesthetics we use safe injecting techniques which means there is little to no downtime associated with this treatment. Female patients are able to reapply makeup and go back to work right after the treatment.
Treatment starts from $700 per ml of filler.