Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Tear Trough Filler

What is a tear trough filler?

A tear trough filler is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a dermal filler, often containing hyaluronic acid, to address hollow or dark areas under the eyes, commonly known as tear troughs.

How does tear trough filler work?

The filler adds volume to the under-eye area, reducing the appearance of hollows and shadows. This results in a more youthful and refreshed appearance by smoothing the transition between the lower eyelid and the cheeks.

What are the main benefits of tear trough filler treatments?

Tear trough fillers can effectively diminish the appearance of under-eye hollows, reduce dark circles, and provide a rejuvenated look. The treatment is non-invasive and offers immediate results with minimal downtime.

Is the procedure painful?

To enhance your comfort, a topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) is applied before the procedure. Most patients report minimal discomfort, and any initial sensations typically subside quickly.

How long does a tear trough filler treatment take?

The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on individual needs and the extent of correction required. This makes it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.

How long do the results of tear trough filler last?

The longevity of results varies among individuals but generally lasts around 6 to 12 months. Factors such as the type of filler used and individual metabolism can influence how long the effects will be visible.

What are the potential side effects of tear trough filler treatments?

Common side effects include mild swelling and bruising, which are usually temporary and resolve within a few days. Serious complications are rare but can be discussed during the consultation.

Can tear trough fillers be combined with other treatments?

Yes, tear trough filler treatments can be complemented by other facial aesthetic procedures, such as cheek fillers or anti-wrinkle injections, to achieve a harmonious and balanced result. Your practitioner will advise on the best approach based on your goals.

Who is an ideal candidate for tear trough filler treatments?

Individuals with hollow or dark under-eye areas, contributing to a tired or aged appearance, are ideal candidates. However, a thorough consultation with a skilled practitioner is necessary to determine suitability and discuss realistic expectations.

How soon can I resume normal activities after a tear trough filler treatment?

Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure. However, it's advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and excessive sun exposure for a day or two to minimize the risk of swelling or bruising.

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