At the Medical Spa at Lickstein Plastic Surgery, we specialize in providing minimally invasive treatments to help our patients appear more youthful and rejuvenated. One area of the face where dermal fillers are especially effective is the tear trough, where undereye bags and dark circles can make a person look older and fatigued. Using injectable undereye filler, we can fill deep tear troughs so that our patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Port St. Lucie look well-rested and alert.
The anatomical name for the tear trough is the nasojugal groove. This is the area under the eyes that slopes from the inner corner of the lower eyelid to the cheekbone. The delicate skin in the undereye area is prone to developing dark circles, which can be exacerbated by a lack of sleep, allergies, and stress. In people with deep tear troughs, dark circles may appear no matter how well-rested they are. With age, the skin under the eyes grows thinner and fat volume diminishes, resulting in a tear trough deformity that increases the appearance of dark circles and under-eye hollows.1
How Do Tear Trough Fillers Work?
JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are FDA-approved dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid, a sugar that naturally occurs in the body. The gel-like hyaluronic acid in these fillers attracts water molecules to plump the skin. When strategically injected into the tear trough area, HA fillers restore lost volume to reduce the appearance of dark circles and undereye bags and hollows.2
Benefits of Tear Trough Fillers
If you are frustrated that dark circles, undereye bags, and undereye hollows make you look older and fatigued, you could be a good candidate for tear trough fillers. The benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers for the tear trough area include:
Improve the appearance of undereye hollows
Diminish undereye bags
Reduce puffiness under the eyes
Smooth fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes
A minimally invasive alternative to plastic surgery
Preparing for Tear Trough Treatment
Before your tear trough filler treatment, you will attend a consultation with one of our experienced injectors. You will be able to share your concerns and goals, and your provider will educate you about the benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers for tear troughs. To minimize bruising or swelling, you should avoid taking blood thinners and consuming alcohol for a few days before your treatment session.
The Tear Trough Filler Procedure
Dermal filler tear trough treatment takes only about 20 minutes and is performed in the comfort of our medical spa. You will relax as the skin is gently cleansed and an anesthetic cream is applied under your eyes, then your provider will use a fine needle to inject the dermal filler into the treatment areas.
Recovery After Tear Trough Filler
No downtime is needed after tear trough filler. You may experience slight redness and swelling at the injection sites, but this will quickly resolve.
FAQs About Tear Trough Filler
When will I see the results of my undereye filler?
The hyaluronic acid in your tear trough filler will immediately plump the area. Once any swelling has resolved (usually in a few hours), you will notice a decrease in undereye bags and dark circles right away. Our injectors are focused on delivering natural-looking results, so you won’t look “overdone”—you’ll just look more youthful and well-rested.
How long does tear trough filler last?
Over time, the hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® will be metabolized, so tear trough fillers are not permanent. Most of our patients choose to come in for a touch-up treatment after one year.
How much is tear trough filler?
The cost of tear trough filler is unique for each patient, and depends on factors like the type and amount of filler used. You will have a clear understanding of how much your tear trough filler will cost before treatment.
Can I combine tear trough filler with other treatments?
Yes. In addition to their use to fill in tear troughs, JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® can also diminish signs of aging to other areas of the face. Many of our patients opt to use injectable dermal fillers to fill fine lines, wrinkles, and creases such as smile lines and frown lines, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines at the corners of the mouth. Dermal fillers can also be used to add volume to the lips, cheeks, and jawline.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are FDA-approved and considered to be safe. Side effects are mild and temporary and may include:
Redness at injection site
To learn more about how you can achieve a more youthful appearance with tear trough filler at our Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Port St. Lucie med spa, contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our expert injectors.