Tear Through Filler?
A tear trough filler treatment is an instant and natural looking correction to hollows under the eyes. Eye hollows can develop from a young age, and are caused by genetics, lack of sleep, stress and poor diet. Hollows under the eyes can make you look tired and aged even when you’ve had plenty of sleep.
Why is it best?
A tear trough enhancement is an advanced treatment, and needs to be done by an experienced specialist to reduce the risk of lumpiness, excessive bruising and other complications. At Skin Lab Beauty Clinic, we have developed techniques that produce an instant, natural result with minimal discomfort and risks.
Our clients who have a correction to the eye hollows are extremely satisfied, because this condition often develops early ahead of any other signs of ageing. By making a simple correction to this area the client’s overall appearance is restored to their youthful looking self.
The Tear Trough Treatment
At your free consultation, the specialist will review your detailed medical history and advise whether a tear trough filler treatment is appropriate for you. Most people are keen to have their treatment as soon as possible. We are usually able to do the treatment on the same day as your consultation if you wish to proceed, but there is never any obligation to do so.
Your specialist will then apply a fast acting topical anaesthetic, and then wait for it to take full effect (about 30 minutes). We use the latest blunt cannulas to do the treatment. Blunt cannulas are safer, less uncomfortable and cause less bruising that the cheaper traditional sharp needles. Please note, however, that in rare circumstances (i.e. less than 5%) we need to use a needle for tear trough treatments. This is when the filler needs to be placed in very particular places. There is a higher risk of bruising when we need to use needles.
We find that Restylane seems to work best and last the longest for correcting eye hollows. An enhancement usually takes 2.0ml or more of Restylane. Our technique involves placing the dermal filler very deep, which reduces the risk of lumpiness on the surface and is also a safer approach. In addition to the topical anaesthetic, we also normally use a dermal filler than contains an anaesthetic which further reduces discomfort (though it can result in more swelling than non-anaesthetic fillers). The injections only take about 10 – 20 minutes.
Tear trough enhancements tend to last longer than treatments to other areas of the face because there is less movement in the area to break down the product. Depending on your metabolism, a Restylane tear trough enhancement will last 8 – 12 months or longer. The filler is gradually broken down over time and safely eliminated through the body’s natural metabolic processes.
What should I expect after treatment?
We use only brand-name, gold standard fillers as manufactured and approved for use in the UK. Beware of cut-price treatments that use generic fillers from India or China. At botonics, we take a full hour to administer our Dermal filler treatments which means the topical anaesthetic we use has time to take effect. Our cosmetic filler treatments are administered by qualified medical specialists who are experienced in the treatment of facial lines and wrinkles.