If you’re considering having a beauty treatment, you’ll need to do some research. Researching can help to ensure that it’s the right treatment for you. In this blog, we’re answering the question, what is tear trough filler, and what are the benefits?
What is tear trough filler?
Tear trough fillers are used around the eye area, specifically under the eyes. The injection we used at Therapy House is Redensity [||], which is a 3 in 1 substance. The gel-like substance regenerates the eye area and can often be known as under-eye fillers.
This tear trough filler procedure is non-surgical and minimally invasive. This means you can usually continue with your day as normal after having the treatment. However, you may experience some side effects and wish to take the day off work.
Why do people have tear trough filler?
The area around the eyes is very delicate and needs to be treated with care. Over time, the eye area can become dark and sunken. Sometimes, these dark circles and lost volume can be caused by a loss of collagen in the skin.
Collagen is a protein produced by the body, and it helps skin cells to regenerate. As you reach your 20s, your body produces less collagen. This can lead to more signs of ageing appearing within the skin and around the tear troughs.
Ageing is a completely natural process and is not something that you should worry about. Looking after your skin is a good way to slow down the ageing process. This includes having a good skincare routine and protecting your skin from the sun. You should wear a good quality SPF every day to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Tear trough filler treatment can help to add more volume to the skin, which can help you to have a more youthful appearance.
How long does tear trough filler take?
Tear trough treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure with some great results. The amount of time the treatment takes can depend on a few factors. You should always ensure that you use an experienced practitioner for the treatment. On average, tear trough filler takes around 20 minutes.
You’ll likely be invited to have a thorough consultation before you have your treatment. This gives you a chance to ask any questions you may have and ensure that it’s the right treatment for you. Our friendly practitioners are happy to answer any questions you may have to ensure that you are comfortable with everything.
It’s a good idea to visit the salon before the treatment so that you can ensure the environment is safe. Cleanliness is very important, as is ensuring that your practitioner has the correct qualifications to complete the treatment. You should feel free to ask the practitioner about their qualifications and experience.
Our aesthetic practitioner, Dawn Attewell, has over 15 years of experience covering a wide range of treatments. Dawn is a qualified nurse with extensive qualifications in body and facial aesthetics.
How long do tear trough filler results last?
The results from tear trough fillers typically last for around 6 – 18 months. Your practitioner can advise you on when to have the treatment again afterwards. They will also advise you on the best ways to care for your skin so that the treatment lasts longer.
Tear trough fillers aftercare
Caring for your filler will help it to last for longer. Your practitioner will let you know how to care for your skin. There are some things that you should avoid after having tear trough treatment.
- Avoid wearing makeup
- Avoid non-gentle exercise
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid direct sunlight
- Avoid tanning, saunas, sunbeds and extreme coldness
Your practitioner will let you know how long you need to avoid each of these activities. You should always follow their advice for safety reasons, as well as helping your treatment results to last longer.
Are tear trough fillers safe?
Yes, when performed correctly, tear trough fillers are safe. Ensure that you ask for proof of experience from your practitioner and ensure the salon is clean before having any dermal fillers.
Do tear trough fillers hurt?
There’s no way of saying whether facial fillers in the under-eye area will be painful for you, as it depends on your pain threshold. Some patients describe feeling a pinching sensation. Your practitioner will guide you through the process and will apply a topical anaesthetic before injecting the hyaluronic acid filler into the tear troughs.
What are the benefits of tear trough filler?
Many people experience fantastic results from tear trough filler. It can really help to add more volume to the skin and reduce tired, sunken eyes. Results vary based on a range of factors, such as age, lifestyle and medical history. Our practitioners will assess these elements and identify your skin type and facial anatomy so they can provide you with the best treatment.
Tear trough fillers can provide some great results after just one treatment. In some cases, you may be advised to have a top-up treatment. This will usually be within one month after the initial treatment. Top-up treatments are used to ensure that you have the desired outcome from your treatment.
Not only can you see great results fast, but they’re also long-lasting. The amount of time your results last will depend on a few factors, including how well you follow the aftercare advice. Your practitioner will let you know when to have another session of dermal fillers to maintain your desired look.
Minimally invasive treatment
Tear trough filler treatments are minimally invasive, so you can usually continue your day as normal after having them – there’s virtually no downtime. After an injectable treatment, it’s common to experience mild swelling and bruising around the injection site. These side effects should usually settle after around 24 to 48 hours.
You should ring the beauty clinic if you are worried about any side effects from dermal filler injections. After speaking with them, you should seek medical advice regarding your under-eye filler.
We hope this blog has been useful. There are so many fantastic benefits of tear trough fillers, such as helping to reduce dark circles. Check out our other aesthetic treatments. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you’d like to book an appointment for a tear trough filler consultation – we’re always happy to help.