Tear Trough Filler Treatments
Dark shadows under your eyes, Sunken eye troughs, Hollowed eyes, Sagging under the eyes
Treatment from £395.00
Procedure Duration 45 minutes
Recovery Time 2-3 days
Local Anaesthetic Yes
Result Duration 9-12 months
Tear Trough Filler Treatments
As we age, the skin loses natural volume, causing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. With dermal fillers, you can counteract the effects of age, smoothing fine lines and enhance virtually any facial features and contours.
What is the tear trough area and how does it change as we age?
The interface between our lower eyelids and upper cheek is referred to as the tear trough area. Tear trough hollowing is one of the earliest ageing changes and often is a constitutional feature present from adolescence. As we get older, this area alters in appearance, by becoming hollower, darker, deeper, and less revitalised. These depressions can make the eyes look somewhat sunken and create unattractive dark shadows, giving the appearance of tiredness, exhaustion, and old age.
How do I prepare for tear trough treatment?
How is tear trough treatment carried out?
Tear trough fillers are a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment. It involves numbing the tear trough area with a topical anaesthetic and then injecting the area with hyaluronic acid gel, which works to boost collagen production and replace the lost volume brought about through the ageing process. It also hydrates, softens, and rejuvenates the skin, creating a more youthful appearance.
The treatment only takes around 30 minutes, though many patients also opt to undergo other procedures with their fillers, such as midface lift or brow lift. You may also wish to have additional treatments such as a liquid eye lift, or a liquid facelift. Dr.Shibu will discuss with you the best treatment plan during your initial consultation.
When will results be visible?
Dermal fillers produce natural-looking, instant results. While the effect is noticeable immediately, the final result will usually be visible at around two weeks. This is because the skin needs time to relax, smooth and allow the fillers to integrate properly with the surrounding tissue, achieving optimum hydration balance.
Do results look natural?
Are tear trough fillers painful?
Tear trough fillers may be a little uncomfortable, but they are not painful. As this is a minimally invasive procedure, most patients find that it is a lot less daunting than they first anticipated. A topical anaesthetic numbing cream will often be applied to the area before injecting the skin, thereby reducing the discomfort.
All staff at the clinic are medically trained professionals and will ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible when undergoing facial fillers.
What happens during the under-eye filler recovery period?
Recovery is usually rapid and treatment results are normally visible right away. As there is no downtime, regular activities can resume immediately, with many patients going back to work on the same day. However, there may be some slight bruising or swelling for the first couple of days.
To reduce swelling, patients can gently apply a cold compress to the area every few hours so that heat and steam hit the face. An Arnica cream can also be generally applied to the tear trough area before bed, helping to reduce bruising overnight.
Patients should resist touching the area for at least six hours following the filler treatment. After this time, they can gently wash the area with water and soap, dabbing rather than rubbing the area. Patients should avoid using make-up or other skincare products for at least the first four hours following the treatment.
Patients should also avoid exercise and alcohol for two days and are advised to stay out of extreme heat (e.g. saunas, sunbeds, tanning) or cold for two weeks. While lip filler injections do cause some pain, all Revere lip fillers are administered with a local anaesthetic, keeping discomfort to a minimum. You may experience some soreness and swelling afterwards, but this will resolve within 24 hours.
How long do under eye-fillers last?
While results are typically long-lasting, the treatment is not a permanent solution since the filler will gradually break down over time. Patients are advised to come back to the clinic for repeat fillers to retain their youthful, fresh appearance. Normally this will be about every 1-2 years, depending on the individual, although some patients can retain fillers for many years. You are advised to come back to the clinic for a check-up and to review your progress.
There are several different factors that can contribute to the quick breakdown of the filler results, including poor diet, smoking, and lack of exercise, so for optimum results, it is best to follow a healthy lifestyle.
What type of filler is used?
Are tear trough fillers safe?
Are there any risks or complications?
Serious complications arising from tear trough treatment are exceedingly rare and normally the only side effect is the bruising or swelling of the skin, which is mild and subsides quickly. Undergoing any cosmetic procedure seems daunting, but tear trough fillers are very well tolerated, with a low-risk profile in the vast majority of patients. However, in a small percentage of people, the filler may not be tolerated and can cause swelling or irregularities which will need further treatment.
Provided you seek treatment from only appropriately medically experienced cosmetic practitioners, you are in very safe hands. Dr Shibu will go through all potential risks with you prior to treatment.
People who are pregnant or breastfeeding will not be able to undergo facial fillers. Likewise, people with known allergies or hypersensitivity to fillers or similar medical substances will be turned away.
Can other procedures be done at the same time?
Why RevIVe Medics?
At RevIVe Medics, your lip fillers will only ever be administered by an experienced cosmetic physician or clinical nurse specialist. We pride ourselves on using the precise amount of filler needed to achieve your desired appearance, with none of the bumpy, unnatural looking results of inferior clinics. Our doctors are renowned for their light hands, resulting in plump, naturally luscious-looking lips.