Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes are a common concern among men and women of all ages. One of the most effective ways to address these issues is with tear trough fillers. In this blog, we will discuss how tear trough fillers can help fix wrinkles, and everything else you need to know about this non-surgical cosmetic procedure.
What are tear trough fillers?
Tear trough fillers are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to address hollows and dark circles under the eyes, as well as wrinkles and fine lines in the area. The procedure involves injecting a hyaluronic acid-based filler into the tear trough, the area between the lower eyelid and the upper cheek.
How do tear trough fillers fix wrinkles?
As we age, the skin around the eyes becomes thinner, and the fat pads under the eyes can shift or diminish, causing hollows and dark circles to appear. This can also lead to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
Tear trough fillers work by filling in the hollows and restoring volume to the under-eye area. This can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by plumping up the skin and creating a smoother, more youthful-looking contour.
The hyaluronic acid-based filler used in tear trough injections also helps to hydrate the skin and stimulate collagen production, which can further improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines over time.
What to expect during the procedure
Before undergoing tear trough filler injections, you will have a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations, as well as your medical history and current health status. During the consultation, your surgeon will examine the area to be treated and determine the most suitable technique for your case.
The tear trough filler procedure is relatively quick and can be completed in as little as 30 minutes. It is performed in the surgeon’s office or clinic and does not require general anesthesia.
After numbing the area with a topical anesthetic, the surgeon will inject the filler into the tear trough using a small needle. Multiple injections may be necessary to achieve the desired result. The surgeon will then massage the area to ensure even distribution of the filler.
Recovery and results
After the injections, you may experience some swelling, bruising, or discomfort in the treated area. This is normal and should subside within a few days. You may need to avoid certain activities, such as strenuous exercise and alcohol consumption, for a few days to minimize the risk of complications.
The results of tear trough fillers can be seen immediately after the procedure, with the full effect visible within two to three weeks. The results typically last between six months and a year, after which the procedure can be repeated if desired.
Risks and complications
Like any cosmetic procedure, tear trough fillers carry certain risks and complications, including:
- Swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area
- Allergic reaction
- Migration of the filler
- Overfilling or underfilling of the area
Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation and provide you with detailed instructions on how to minimize them.
The cost of tear trough fillers can vary depending on several factors, including the extent of the treatment, the surgeon’s experience and reputation, and the location of the clinic. In the United States, the average cost of tear trough fillers ranges from $500 to $1,500 per session.
Tear trough fillers can be an effective way to fix wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, as well as address hollows and dark circles under the eyes. While the procedure carries certain risks and complications, it is generally safe and well-tolerated by most patients.