Tear Trough Filler
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, the eye bag (or pockets of fat under the eye).
Dermal filler can be used to address these issues.
Injection Treatment for tear troughs
Choosing the type of dermal filler for the tear troughs
I will only use one type of dermal filler for the tear troughs and my reason for that is safety. I use the product that has good lifting capability and attracts the least amount of water.
Dose of dermal fillers
The dose required for tear trough is variable, it depends on the client’s anatomy, and where the client wants to get to in terms of results.
The technician 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.
Pain relief during treatment
A numbing cream (eg EMLA or LMX) may be applied to the area prior to the treatment (45 minutes prior is ideal) Glad wrap may be used over the numbing cream to increase its effect. You will be required to purchase this yourself from the pharmacy.
There is local anaesthetic in the dermal filler
Ice may be used to decrease pain and to reduce the risk of bruising.
What happens during the injectables tear trough treatment itself?
The area will be cleaned with alcohol and chlorhexide to help prevent infections
Ice will be applied to the area briefly before treatment The technician will inject using a very fine needle. Then pressure with gauze will be applied.
If a cannula is used, a small injection of local anaesthetic is injected into the skin and then a fine needle makes a small hole in the skin where the cannula is inserted.
How will I look after dermal filler in the tear troughs?
There may be redness and swelling, and red dots at the injection sites. Bruising is very common with dermal filler injection in tear troughs.
If cannula is used, bruising is less common