Tear Trough Filler Explained

As we get older we lose vital substances in our skin such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which leads to the sagging and hollowing effect under our eyes. This effect can be worsened by a lack of sleep and excessive alcohol consumption.  

If you have dark circles under your eyes this article will explain how you can treat them and if you would be a good candidate for our tear trough filler treatment.

What does tear trough filler do?

Tear trough filler is a dermal filler that is injected under the eye area to plump out the areas in which the volume has been lost. This plumping out technique is what minimises the dark circles and eye bags that we all hate on ourselves.

Tear trough filler contains hyaluronic acid which naturally occurs in our skin but over time it is lost. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for keeping our skin looking hydrated and without hyaluronic acid, our eyes look hollowed, wrinkly and old. 

To fight against the loss of hyaluronic acid, tear trough filler is used and it’s an effective way of treating those dark circles without going under the knife. By injecting the dermal fillers you can fight against the volume lost by ageing and improve your skin quality by boosting your bodies collagen production while hydrating your skin from the inside.

How long does tear trough filler last?

Results from tear trough filler are different on a case by case basis, it’s quite common for tear trough filler to last from 6-18 months.  

The fitter you are will determine how quickly your body metabolises the filler. 

We would expect a marathon runner’s treatment to last up to 3 months, whereas a regular person who exercises frequently would last up to 12 months.

On average we have noticed our tear trough filler treatment lasts around 9 months.

How much does tear trough filler cost?

Our tear trough filler treatment starts off at £250 of 0.5ml or £230 with an aesthetic passport. Our most popular treatment is our 1ml of filler for £350. 

In our experience, most customers will need around 1ml of filler.

What are the dangers of tear trough filler?

As with any treatment, there are dangers that you need to know about.  

With tear trough filler, you could experience bruising, swelling and infections.  

It’s very important when purchasing tear trough filler treatment to go with a clinic that knows what they are doing as you are injecting a substance under the eye which is quite a risky area to inject into. If there are complications you will also need to have them taken care of quickly.


Does tear trough filler hurt?

You are injecting into a sensitive part of your face so there will be a little discomfort when having your treatment. However, don’t let this put you off as we can apply a numbing cream before your treatment and the fillers have an anaesthetic in them to make sure this discomfort is kept to a minimum.

How quickly can you see results?

The results from tear trough filler can be seen almost instantly, but you will see the full effect within a week. Right after the treatment, your skin will be a little swollen and will look overfilled but this swelling will go down so keep this in mind.

Some patients can be worries that tear trough filler won’t look natural and this can happen when you visit a clinic that doesn’t understand the facial anatomy and injects too much filler into the tear trough area. Once again it’s very important to go to a clinic that understands facial anatomy so your results will look as natural as possible.

in terms of returning back to work, you will be happy to know that you won’t require any downtime. You may have some bruising which usually goes down within 3 days.

What if you don’t like the result of the eye filler?

Tear trough fillers can take a while to settle for you to appreciate the final result, but if for whatever reason you are not happy with the treatment you can dissolve the fillers with an injection which will return your face back to your original self.

Will tear trough work for me?

Tear trough filler isn’t going to fix all cases where your under eyes have hollowed. Sinus infection, lack of sleep and alcoholism can influence the appearance of the tear trough.  

If you would like to learn more about our tear trough treatment or would like some expert advice please get in touch with us.