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The Non-Surgical Solution For Under-Eye Bags & Dark Circles

If you have under-eye hollows and dark circles, you no longer need to worry, as there’s now a non-surgical solution available: Tear Trough Filler Injections. These filler injections provide a convenient and effective way to tackle these cosmetic issues without the need for surgery. So what is this treatment, does it really work, and what are the pros and cons of it? 

What is Tear Trough Filler?

Tear trough filler treatment is a dermal filler procedure that utilizes hyaluronic acid-based fillers, known for their minimal water attraction. Non-hydrophilic options like Juvéderm Volbella, Restylane, or Belotero are also good choices. 

Having under-eye hollows mean that there can be a noticeable loss of volume, leading to a sunken area between the lower eyelid and cheek. Adding volume with a dermal filler can even out the area and create a smooth transition between the lower eyelid and cheek.

How does it work?

The process commences with a comprehensive evaluation, followed by applying a numbing agent beneath the eyelids. Next, the filler will be injected into areas requiring volume enhancement. Ice is applied throughout the procedure to minimize discomfort. The entire treatment is efficiently completed within 10 minutes.

Am I a candidate?

If your skin is loose, you have real bags, or a propensity for swelling you may not achieve the desired results. Otherwise, if you have good skin quality, you can benefit immensely from the treatment. 

Nevertheless, it’s essential to note that the treatment may not be suitable for everyone, as several factors need careful consideration to ensure improved appearance while minimizing the risk of short and long-term undesired effects. In certain cases, surgical options may offer the best and most enduring solution.

What are the potential side effects of Tear Trough Filler Injections?

Like other fillers, Tear Trough Filler may cause bruising and swelling. However, it’s essential to be aware of more serious but rare side effects, including infections or vascular occlusion, which could lead to skin necrosis or even vision loss. Vascular occlusion can happen if a blood vessel accidentally gets blocked by the filler.

To reduce the risk of bruising, avoid aspirin, NSAIDs, and blood-thinning supplements several days before the procedure. Additionally, come to the appointment with a clean face to minimize the risk of infections. Most importantly, select an experienced physician with an excellent reputation and meticulous technique for the best possible outcome.

How to get the best results?

To ensure the best outcome, Here are a few Don’ts after the procedure:

  1. Don’t touch or pressure the area.
  2. Don’t drink alcohol 24-48 hours post-treatment.
  3. Don’t do any strenuous activities or exercise for 24-48 hours. 
  4. Don’t apply any eye creams, serums, or products with retinol, AHAs, BHAs, and vitamin C for 24 hours. 

It is even recommended to sleep on your back to let the product rest in the tissue. 

How long does it last? 

Tear Trough Filler results last for one year or more. In some cases, the results of the treatment lasted for five years. In any case, maintenance treatments or yearly follow-ups are recommended to maintain the effects.