Tear Trough fillers
Tear Trough Fillers
The area under the eyes are a common cosmetic concern. Issues in this area are often are associated with looking tired. If you have dark circles under your eyes, you’ve undoubtedly tried every brightening cream out there but have not found the fix for you then this non-surgical treatment is for you. Tear troughs can be treated with dermal fillers and help to disguise eyebags and smooth the transition between the lower eyelid and the cheek that can last between 6 months to a year.
What are tear troughs?
Tear troughs are the hollows between the lower eyelid and the cheeks. In many cases, tear troughs are genetic rather than a result of ageing, and often appear even in teenage years. Tear troughs can be corrected by injecting dermal filler directly in the groove between the lower eyelid and cheek. This lifts the tear trough up to the level of the lower eyelid and cheek, smoothing the appearance of the area. Normally the type of filler used is hyaluronic acid filler, such as Restylane, Belotero, and Juvederm which in this case Juvederm Volbella filler was used as it is the thinnest filler on the market. Hyaluronic acid is a compound that your body makes naturally, so it’s unlikely to cause bad reactions, but it does degrade over time, meaning that your fillers are temporary.
A female in her mid 40’s came in with concerns regarding her tear troughs (under eyes). She had hollowness and black shadows surrounding this area due to weight loss. After carefully reviewing her options and keeping her medical history in mind, we decided to proceed with Juvederm Volbella fillers by using a blunt cannula allowing the needle to pass through, therefore only requiring one poke. This specific procedure was done under 15 minutes and that included the numbing cream application process.
We used a blunt cannula to allow the needle to go through smoothly. You may feel a light poke almost like a pinch during the injection of the fillers. To minimize bruising and swelling, the chiller was used after the procedure.
The cost of this procedure varies depending on how much filler is needed. In this case one syringe of filler was used therefore the price was $650.00 plus tax.
The main side effects to be expected are bruising and swelling which lasts up to 4-5 days but varies with each person depending on their skin type.
Inserted below are before and after pictures that were taken two weeks apart. You can see an immediate change right after the procedure and they only get better over the next two weeks.