Overview of Tear Trough Fillers

With ageing the junction between the lower eyelids and cheeks (The Lid-cheek junction) becomes hollow and becomes deep, resulting in an appearance that is tired looking and aged. This hollow area, also called the “tear trough” often appears darker than the surrounding skin due to the way the light reflects and causes a shadow under the eyes.

Dermal fillers add volume to the lower eyelid tear trough area which starts to lose volume with aging

Filler gel is painlessly injected with a fine cannula after the area is thoroughly anaesthetized using a local anaesthetic cream. This replenishes the lost soft tissue volume in the area, leading to a fuller, more contoured look.

The procedure requires around fifteen to thirty minutes. Results are seen immediately and give a younger and fresher appearance. The effect of the treatment can persist between eight to twenty-four months.

At Rejuvenative, our cosmetic injecting team is highly experienced in fixing tear troughs with dermal fillers. We make use of a super safe and painless injecting technique using ultra-strong numbing creams, local anaesthetic, and soft cannulas.

Tear Trough Fillers FAQs

Who is Not a Suitable Candidate for Tear Trough Fillers?

Older patients having loose and creepy lower eyelid skin may not be appropriate candidates for tear trough fillers. Younger patients who just have dark pigmentation of lower eyelids and there is no actual hollowing of tear troughs may not be suitable for this treatment.

What is the Most Common Complication Associated With This Procedure?

One of the biggest problems of injecting fillers in the tear-trough region using needles is bleeding after which bruising and swelling occur which can persist for up to two weeks. This complication can be lessened by using the soft cannula injecting technique.

What Are Other Complications Associated With This Procedure?

The lower eyelid is an area that is very soft and delicate and is prone to excessive retention of fluid and swelling. Dermal fillers are able to attract moisture and this can result in excess swelling. At Rejuvenate, we use very soft fillers with the lowest water retention properties in order to treat the tear-troughs.

What is the "Tyndall Effect" Associated With Dermal Fillers? is It Fixable?

Dermal fillers, when injected superficially, can result in bluish discoloration of the treated area due to the way they reflect light. This phenomenon is known as the Tyndal Effect and can be more noticeable in tear-trough and oral commissure area. Luckily, this can be easily resolved by dissolving the filler using Hylase.  At Rejuvenative, our experienced injectors are well aware of this problem and we make sure the fillers are injected in the correct plane to avert this from happening.

What is the Downtime Associated With This Treatment?

As stated above, we make use of safe injecting techniques which means there is little to no downtime related to this treatment. Female patients can reapply makeup and go back to work right after the treatment.

How Much Does It Cost?

Treatment begins from $700 per ml of filler.