The eyes are often referred to as the windows to the soul, and they play a significant role in our overall appearance. As we age, the skin around our eyes can lose elasticity and volume, leading to a tired or hollow-eyed appearance. This is especially true for the tear trough area, which is located between the lower eyelid and cheekbone.
Fortunately, advancements in cosmetic procedures have made it possible to address this concern without the need for invasive surgery. Tear trough filler, also known as under-eye filler or tear trough rejuvenation, is a popular treatment that can help restore lost volume and bring back a fresh, youthful appearance.
After you’ve read this article, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about tear trough fillers. We’re going to outline how tear trough fillers work, the healing process and what results you can expect.
What makes our eyes look hollow, sunken and tired?
The appearance of tired eyes can be caused by a variety of factors. As we age, the fat pads around our eyes may shrink or shift, resulting in a loss of volume. This is what creates the hollowing effect under the eyes, as well as deep lines and puffy eye bags.
Additionally, genetics and facial anatomy play a significant role in the appearance of our eye area. Some individuals may naturally have a predisposition to a hollow tear trough or sunken eyes, regardless of their age.
Other factors that can contribute to the appearance of tired and hollow eyes include sun damage, weight loss, and even certain medical conditions. These factors can lead to a loss of collagen and elastin in the skin around our eyes, causing it to thin out and sag.
The non-surgical way to quickly fix eyebags and hollow eyes
Tear trough filler treatment is a minimally invasive treatmentthat involves strategically injecting hyaluronic acid fillers (HA) beneath the under-eye muscle. HA is a substance naturally found in our bodies, making it safe for cosmetic use.
Before the development of tear trough dermal filler, eye bag removal surgery was the only cosmetic procedure available for tired eyes. Eye bag surgery involves removing skin, and has a healing time of several weeks. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, take just a few minutes to administer and require no downtime.
Under-eye tear trough filler: before and after
Here are some real, unedited before-and-after images of under-eye dermal filler treatments carried out by our London beauty clinic.
Under-eye filler, before and after:
How tear trough filler procedures work
During your tear trough treatment, a trained medical professional will carefully inject small amounts of filler into specific areas under the tear troughs. This helps to fill in the hollows and smooth out the under-eye area, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
The procedure usually takes just 10-15 minutes, with minimal discomfort and no downtime. We use an under-eye filler that contains Lidocaine (a numbing substance), so the treatment isn’t very painful.
Although patients may experience a little swelling and redness, this rarely lasts longer than a day – and you won’t need to take time off. Results are noticeable immediately and can last up to 12-18 months.
Tear trough under-eye fillers: FAQs
Are tear trough fillers safe?
Yes, tear trough fillers are considered safe when administered by a trained and licensed medical professional. As with any cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks and side effects, but they are rare and usually minor.
At Z Clinic, our medical professionals are highly experienced in administering dermal fillers, following strict safety protocols and using only high-quality products.
How much do tear trough fillers cost in the UK?
The cost of a tear trough procedure can vary depending on the type of filler used and the location. On average, you can expect to pay around £300-£500 per session in the UK. Here at Z Clinic, our experienced aestheticians use only the best products. An under eye filler treatment with us costs £450, and £300 for the second ML. Check here for our full list of prices. Check here for our full list of prices.
Do tear trough fillers hurt?
Tear trough filler injections may cause some discomfort, but the procedure is generally well-tolerated. As mentioned, we use a filler containing lidocaine to help minimise pain and discomfort during the treatment.