TEAR TROUGH FILLER
After assessing your face and discussing your treatment goals, your clinician will mark where the dermal filler is to be injected. We exclusively use cannulas to peform our Tear Trough corrections. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, it allows for your clinician to flexibly inject long, thin strands of filler right into the orbital hollow and up into the medial canthus of your eye. Secondly, it presents a much safer option for you as there are several vessels to avoid in this area. It also reduces your risk of bruising from the treatment.
Given the delicate area of the treatment, this procedure can take up to half an hour to complete. Slow work is good work. We do not want to risk overfilling this area, as the hydrophilic properties of the dermal filler can leave you with puffy eyes! Light massage will occur frequently throughout the procedure to ensure the filler is sitting correctly in the area. It also ensures that good tissue re-perfusion is occurring.
Aftercare advice for your tear trough filler is much the same as all dermal filler treatments. For more information about this, head across to our FAQ page. Your chances of bruising post tear trough correction is high due to the delicate under eye tissue. To avoid the possibility of bruising, we advise to avoid alcoholic beverages for the next 24 hours. Alcohol has been known to increase your chances of bruising and prolong swelling. Additionally, avoid massaging the area for the first day as the dermal filler remains malleable in this time frame.
At two weeks post your tear trough correction, you will have an opportunity for a follow up appointment. It is advisable to attend this, especially if it is your first treatment. This allows your clinician to assess the results of your treatment and address any concerns you may have. You can also check out your before and after photos!