Tear trough filler can be used to improve the appearance of the under eye area.
Tear troughs are depressions starting from the inner eye and moving outwards and downwards towards the cheek. The “lateral tear troughs” are their mirror image that start from the outside corner of the eye and travel downwards and inwards from that point.
Many clients are concerned about their under eye area, even from a very early age, and this concern intensifies over time. They can be concerned about the dark circles and shadowing under the eyes, the hollowing under the eye, or pockets of fat under the eye.
We offer tear trough filler in both our Sidcup and Brighton clinics.
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At Dani Louise Aesthetics we will only use dermal fillers for the tear troughs that are as safe as possible for that area.
We use the products that have good lifting capability and attract the least amount of water. We also use the fillers that are most smooth and have the least potential to tear trough filler lumpiness.
The dose required for tear trough filler is variable, it depends on the client's anatomy, and where the client wants to get to in terms of results.
The practitioner will assess the tear troughs and decide on the best dose after taking a history and examining the client. If a client has a history of complications with dermal fillers, or if their budget is small or if they want a more subtle result, then a smaller dose might be chosen to start with.
We typically use a standard protocol for dermal filler treatment of the tear trough, which is
Treatment 1: 1ml dermal filler
If any more treatments are required they should be done at 4 week intervals.
Yearly treatments thereafter or when required.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING TREATMENT?
The area will be cleaned with alcohol to help prevent infections. A numbing cream such as EMLA or LMX will be applied to ease discomfort.
The practitioner will inject usually inject this area using a cannula, sometimes a fine needle is necessary.
There may be redness, swelling, and red dots or bruising at the injection or cannula entry sites. If a cannula is used, bruising is less common.
The effect of the tear trough filler will be obvious immediately. Most of the swelling from the dermal filler will have resolved by 2-3 days after the procedure. There may be a small amount of swelling for 2 weeks after the procedure.
Bruising can last 7-8 days.
No makeup for 24 hours
No heavy exercise that day
No face products for 24 hours
No spas or saunas for 1 week post treatment
SIDE EFFECTS / RISKS
Bruising is a common side effect to tear trough filler and occurs in many cases.
Swelling in the injection area will likely occur. This will last for approximately 48 hours.
Tyndall Effect which is a blue appearance of the dermal filler under the skin.
Lumps are possible, our technique reduces the incidence of lumps.
Asymmetry can occur. Sometimes one side is better treated than the other, this is usually because the client is asymmetrical to start with.
Infection is a very rare complication, but always a possibility when a needle penetrates the skin.
Necrosis which is where a blood vessel is blocked, interfering with blood supply to the skin. This is very rare. This could lead to scarring. We have all the relevant expertise and tools to dissolve filler in an emergency.
Need for further treatment. It may take more than one syringe of product to get to where the client wants to be.