What are tear trough fillers?
Natural ageing genetics and lifestyle can cause the area under the eyes (also known as tear troughs) to lose volume and look more hollow, the skin to become thinner or crepey, and wrinkles or dark circles to become more pronounced, meaning you can look more tired. Treatment involves injecting a hyaluronic acid filler into the tear trough area, reducing the appearance of dark circles or hollows under the eyes.You can find the full FAQ section below
How do tear trough fillers work?
Firstly, suitability for treatment at sk:n will be established during a consultation with a medical injector – either a doctor or nurse prescriber. Tear trough filler will not be right for everyone, as the best candidates tend to be those who have a visible hollow under the eye, so a consultation is necessary to determine the right treatment. The area under the eye is very delicate, so we’ll need to make sure what’s right for you – and we can recommend alternatives.
Filler is carefully injected along the tear trough under the eyes to smooth the transition between the lower eyelid and the cheek, resulting in a younger-looking, less tired appearance. Tear trough filler can help improve the appearance of under-eye hollows and dark circles, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and boost hydration.Request a callback
Are tear trough fillers safe?
Tear trough injections are an incredibly advanced treatment due to the proximity to your eyes, the number of blood vessels in the area and the delicacy of the skin. When administered by a qualified and experienced medical professional, tear trough fillers are considered safe. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks and side effects that should be taken into consideration.
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are considered safe and biocompatible as they closely resemble the substance naturally found in the body. While adverse reactions are rare, possible risks and side effects of tear trough fillers may include temporary swelling, bruising, redness, or discomfort at the injection site.
To minimise the risks and ensure you’re in the safest hands, it’s important to choose a reputable clinic and a doctor or nurse prescriber on the medical register with experience in delivering tear trough filler treatments.
The results can last around 12 months, but this can depend on the physiology and facial structure of each patient.Book a consultation
Tear trough filler pricing
Tear trough filler starts from £350 with a medical injector, and your cost will be confirmed in your free consultation with your doctor or nurse prescriber.
Consultations for injectables with a doctor or nurse prescriber are free at sk:n, subject to £50 being held against your card to secure your booking. Please refer to our payment protection and cancellation policies for more information.Book your consultation today
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Frequently asked questions about tear trough fillers
No. The goal of tear trough filler is to achieve natural-looking results rather than a dramatic or drastic change in your appearance. When administered by a skilled and experienced medical injector, tear trough fillers can resolve hollows under the eye, dark circles and a tired looking appearance, subtly enhancing and achieving facial harmony to improve the overall appearance of the under-eye area, rather than changing how you look or making you look unnatural.
Afterwards there may be some swelling or bruising, with the swelling usually fading within 48 hours and the bruising fading within a fortnight.
A doctor or nurse prescriber at sk:n will recommend the right aftercare procedures to ensure the area is properly cared for, and can conduct a post-treatment review to ensure you are happy with the results and answer any questions that you may have.
Results from Juvéderm® tear trough fillers can vary from person to person. On average, the effects of tear trough fillers can last between 9 to 12 months. However, it’s important to note that individual factors such as metabolism, lifestyle can influence the longevity of the results.
Over time, hyaluronic acid in the filler will gradually break down and be absorbed by the body. As a result, the treated area will gradually return to its original state. To maintain your results, annual treatment or the occasional touch-ups may be recommended, typically after the initial effects have worn off.
Your tear trough filler consultation at sk:n will be comprehensive, ensuring that all aspects of treatment are thoroughly discussed to provide you with clarity and prevent any unexpected outcomes. All of the doctors and nurse prescribers who deliver tear trough fillers at sk:n guarantee a high level of expertise the best outcomes, and hroughout treatment, we’ll check in with you regarding progress, to make sure you’re happy at every step.
Temporary swelling, bruising and other side effects can happen following the procedure, so we allocate plenty of time for these effects to wear off before evaluating the need for any further adjustments, should you be dissatisfied with the initial results. If necessary, we can make addttional refinements several days after your initial treatmen, but it’s important to note that achieving your desired outcome safely can sometimes require a couple of sessions, as our injectors prefer a gradual approach.
In the unlikely event of an urgent medical need, our injectors are qualified to administer hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler. However, hyaluronidase can also affect the natural collagen in your body, so its use is strictly reserved for emergencies and not solely for addressing dissatisfaction with the results.
We use Juvéderm® tear trough fillers which contain a biocompatible synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), designed to resemble the substance naturally found in the body that helps maintain skin moisture and volume. . Juvéderm® fillers are recognised for their smooth consistency and their ability to attract water to plump or add volume, effectively reducing hollow areas and minimising the appearance of dark circles.
Filler is contained in a vial and measured in ml, so when it comes to tear trough fillers, the measurement is typically around 1ml in volume. The amount of filler required can vary based Each patients’ physiology, for example the hollowness of the eyes or the severity of dark circles, and how much is safe to use. This will be assessed by your injector during your consultation.
To put it into perspective, 1ml of filler is roughly equivalent to 1/5th of a teaspoon. It may seem like a small quantity, but it’s important to note that individual needs can vary, and you may require more or less filler depending on your facial anatomy.
Only medical professionals, such as aesthetic doctors, dentists and nurses, who have comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy, including the intricate structures and blood vessels around the eyes, should deliver tear trough fillers. The area is delicate and sensitive, and not only do they have the necessary skills and precision to perform such injections they are registered with the relevant medical councils, have your wellbeing at the heart of what they do, and have greater understanding of conditions and contraindications which means you are in much safer hands.
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