Tear Trough Filler
What are Tear Troughs?
Tear troughs are created by the hollowing of the under eye area that can be a result of the gradual loss of connective tissue and subcutaneous (under-skin) fatty tissue from the eye area.
The result is a loss of facial volume and tissue elasticity in the cheek area, as well as under the eye, along with a mild reduction in bone volume and a general descent of skin. These not only combine to create tear troughs but they also accentuate dark circles under the eyes, making people look tired and worried, even when they are well-rested and happy.
How do Tear Trough Fillers work?
The aim of treatment is to rejuvenate the appearance and restore the volume back to its previous levels.
This is achieved by optimally filling the tear trough area and making sure that there is no over-correction.
Correctly applied filler will:
- Reduce under eye hollows
- Reduce dark circles
- Reduce areas of visible thin skin
- Reduce shadowing
- Refresh the eye area
- Improve the overall appearance giving a fresh, well-rested look
How long do Tear Trough Fillers last?
Hyaluronic acid fillers last on average 12 to 15 months around the eye region, depending on how each individual responds to the filler ingredients. Some people degrade the filler faster than others.
Dermal Filler is fully biodegradable and will break down gradually over time. As the absorption times differ with individuals, how the area looks and feels is the best indicator as to when a repeat treatment is needed.
Needle vs. Cannula
A needle is the traditional way of performing filler treatments. It has a sharp tip and works with a high degree of accuracy.
A cannula is similar to a needle but the tip is not sharp, it is blunt and rounded. Tear Trough rejuvenation with cannula has a few benefits over needle:
- Cannulas can be less likely to cause bruising after filler treatment
- Cannulas may be less painful than needles
- Cannulas may require less entry points because they tend to be longer than needles (1 entry point each eye)
- Cannulas may be safer than needles because it is less likely to puncture a blood vessel and inject filler where it doesn’t belong.
Which one do we use for Tear Trough Treatment?
We use cannulas for the tear trough, mainly because of the improved safety and reduced risk of bruising.
In certain situations a needle may be more suitable. Our Nurse Practitioner will assess suitability for treatment and discuss this with you during your consultation.
£395.00 following consultation with an Advanced Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner at our CQC Regulated Medical Clinic
We also offer a ‘Tear Trough Plus‘ package which allows us to address the loss of volume to the malar region of the cheeks in combination with a tear trough treatment. Suitability for this will be assessed following consultation.