TEAR TROUGH FILLER
After assessing your face and discussing your goals of treatment, your face will be mapped out according to where the dermal filler is to be injected. Tear Trough corrections are always performed via the use of a cannula. 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 and the risk of bruising is reduced using a cannula rather than a needle.
Given the delicate area of the treatment, this procedure can take up to half an hour to complete. Slow work is good work. Light massage will occur frequently throughout the procedure to ensure the filler is sitting correctly in the area we need it to and to ensure good tissue re-perfusion is occurring. We do not want to risk overfilling this area as the hydrophilic (or water drawing properties) the dermal filler has will leave you with puffy eyes!
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. It is worth noting that your chances of bruising post this treatment is high, so it is advisable to avoid any alcoholic beverages (where possible) as this can increase your chances of bruising and prolong swelling. It is also advisable to avoid massaging the area under your eye and along your cheeks for the first day as the dermal filler remains malleable in this timeframe.
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 how the dermal filler is sitting within your skin and address any concerns you may have in relation to the treatment. You can also check out your before and after photos!