Whether from aging, loss of volume, lack of sleep, or simply genetics, dark circles underneath the eyes are a very common occurrence. Even the most healthy, well-rested individuals can have dark circles or streaks. Under eye creams are necessary for maintaining the skin texture & laxity and can improve dark circles, but dermal fillers are another option to address volume loss. It may be time to consider tear trough filler.
The tear trough is the under eye area between the lower eyelid and the upper cheek. A deep tear trough can give the appearance of dark streaks or accentuate eye bags (fat pads). Deep tear trough depressions can be caused by a few factors:
The goal of tear trough filler is to improve volume in the under eye region and give the area a more rested and youthful appearance.
What is Tear Trough Filler?
Tear trough filler, also known as under eye filler, is a non-surgical injection procedure performed by an experienced medical professional. This filler adds volume beneath the eyelids and decreases shadows and indentations. Tear trough filler is not permanent, but results can last up to one year after injection.
Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring gel-like substance produced in the body. Hyaluronic acid helps in maintaining volume and moisture under the skin. It has also been shown in research studies to slow down the physiological process of aging in the area.
Key benefits of tear trough filler treatment include:
Are You The Right Candidate For Tear Trough Filler?
Anybody with mild to moderate sagging beneath the lower eyelid and/or discoloration beneath the eyelid due to deep tear troughs is a candidate for under eye filler. Tear trough filler is also significantly less invasive compared to surgical procedures like fat grafting and fat repositioning.
Tear trough filler results are seen almost immediately, and most patients will typically see final settled results once the swelling resolves. However, it’s important to remember that tear trough filler treatment isn’t permanent, it typically last up to one year and will gradually wear off over time as the body naturally absorbs the hyaluronic acid.
Your provider will determine how many sessions are needed, which is directly related to the amount of volume loss, usually no more than one syringe is injected in one session. The under eye is a precarious area and overfilling is highly discouraged. The volume loss of the cheeks must be addressed first with filler, before treating the tear troughs.
Are There Any Side Effects With Tear Trough Filler?
Tear trough filler treatment is relatively safe with an experienced provider, side effects like bruising, swelling or redness of the skin are common. These side effects are temporary and should resolve after a few days.
However, more serious complications may occur in the form of:
Feeling stressed and tired? Chances are, you’re probably not alone. Truth is, most of us don’t catch the recommended 8 hours of sleep and it can show all over our faces! Whatever the cause, here’s a list of beauty hacks to help you look refreshed and rejuvenated!
Beauty Hack #1: Tinted Moisturizer
A tell-tale sign that you haven’t gotten your recommended 8 hours of sleep is unwanted under-eye bags and dark circles! Tinted moisturizer can help to cover blemishes, spots, uneven skin tone and give your skin a healthy, youthful glow.
Adding an eye cream under your tinted moisturizer can help to lighten and brighten your under-eye area. This will help to avoid any dreaded dryness or flakiness, especially in the winter months!
Beauty Hack #2: A Bright, Bold Lip and Cheek
If your skin looks dull, book in for a quick lunchtime facial. But meanwhile, bold colored makeup can help take the attention away from your tired eyes. Get out your favorite bright lipstick and blush and instantly revitalize your look!
A little bit of lipstick simply applied can help tie together any look, and if you don’t have time for full face makeup, a dash of lipstick and a dusting of blush can create a simple glow up! Try a different color than what you normally wear, it will distract people and temporarily perk up your mental state.
Beauty Hack #3: Hydrate
If you’re lacking sleep, chances are you may also be dehydrated. You’ll need to hydrate your skin by drinking an adequate amount of water and using the proper moisturizer for your skin twice a day. A good quality, medical grade moisturizer or hydrating serum can help plump up tired, dull and dehydrated skin.
Ensure you drink 8 glasses of water a day, especially when you’re running on empty. Water really is a miracle cure for a lot of pesky problems and helps to hydrate and plump your skin from within! And if you’ve recently had any filler treatments, you’ll know you need to drink adequate water since hyaluronic acid is hydrophilic, water helps plump filler.
Beauty Hack #4: Treat Yourself To a Skin Treatment
To really help with a tired appearance or dull, dry skin, a moisturizing facial or resurfacing skin care treatment should be your go-to. We are all in need of self care and it can be the perfect remedy for those days when you are feeling tired, stressed or have missed out on a good nights sleep!
Corina, RN, CANS is Board Certified and trained in several types of cosmetic procedures. She is a true artist creating natural looking results!