The tear trough filler is a kind of dermal filler that is injected into the ‘trough’ just beneath the eye to lessen its hollowness. This usually dark area is where you have those ‘bags,’ and causes under-eye shadows that make you look sleep-deprived or exhausted. This commonly dark area is where those ‘bags’ appear, and leads to under-eye shadows that make you look tired and sleepless.
Women may solve this issue with concealer, but though this may hide the dark discoloration, it does not fix the hollowing, which contributes to the darkness and wasted look.
The under-eye hollowing is brought on by age plus other factors like the weather, dietary intake, and sometimes heredity. Alas, the process is irreversible, but tear trough fillers can definitely offer some help.
Tear trough filler treatments are popularly administered using the so-called cannula technique. This involves injecting the dermal filler into the tear trough using a very thin tube called a microcannula. An insertion point will be made by the doctor around the client’s cheekbones where the microcannula will go. This means the dermal filler can be injected with greater precision. The cannula technique also leads to less bruising and is generally painless. Additionally, it is safe for fragile areas, such as under the eyes.
The moment the filler has been injected via cannula, you can automatically see the results. As in any other type of dermal filler treatment, the injected area begins to absorb more fluid from the body, making it look plumper and fresher because of the increased hydration.
The results are generally good for up to 12 months, but note that the exact outcomes may not be the same for everyone because genetic factors are also involved.
Recovery can vary as well, but in most cases, this happens within 48 hours of the treatment. Right after treatment, sensitivity may be experienced for up to 24 hours. While there may be swelling and/or bruising, it is usually minimal. The treated areas should not be rubbed or even touched for at least an entire day. Make up must be avoided as well within the next 12 hours.
Finally, one of the most important questions people usually have about cosmetic procedures is whether they are safe. So how safe are tear trough fillers? As in any other procedure, a person who comes in for trough filler treatment will be assessed by a doctor based on their complete medical history and lifestyle, including whether they have had similar treatments before and what their expectations from tear trough fillers particularly are. With the information supplied through the interview, the doctor will decide as the procedure’s safety for the potential client.