Tear troughs are the areas under your eyes, which can form dark circles/eye bags in the lower eyelids. These can make you look tired, older, and permanently in need of a good sleep! Using filler to restore volume is a non-surgical treatment that can leave you looking fresh-faced instead.
Doctor Alex performs this dermal filler treatment in both his Manchester City Centre and Sheffield clinics.
Dark circles under the eyes can be present on young individuals naturally, or appear more prominent with ageing, becoming deeper, darker, and more noticeable — leaving you with a tired looking face. Dermal filler injected into the tear trough area can help to volumise and lift these hollows under the eyes, leaving you looking naturally refreshed and less tired, without the need for surgery!
Rejuvenation results from tear trough filler are seen instantly! There may be a slightly "fuller" appearance immediately after injection of the filler due to natural swelling, which usually resolves after a few days.
Filler in the dark circles under the eyes can last 12 to 24 months. The dermal filler Doctor Alex uses (Juvederm) is a non-permanent treatment, which can also be reversed/dissolved if needed.
Not particularly. You may feel a pinprick sensation as the eyebag skin is injected. Doctor Alex can also apply special numbing cream beforehand if you are worried about this. A micro cannula (blunt tube instead of sharp needle) is also used to administer the tear trough filler, as this advanced technique helps to reduce bruising and improve comfort. If local anaesthetic (lidocaine) is used to numb the area, this can sting a little for a few seconds as it's being injected.
There is usually minimal recovery time after tear trough treatment. However, whilst the procedure could be performed in your lunch break, there may be bruising or swelling to the treated areas around the eyes which can develop in the hours/days afterwards, and it is therefore advisible that the treatment is performed at least 2 weeks before any event where you would not want such side effects visible.
However, if there is any bruising, it can usually be covered up by makeup after a few days.
As with any procedure where a needle is used, there is a risk of bleeding, bruising, pain, swelling. If any of these develop, it is usually minimal, and the use of a cannula helps to minimise these, but it does vary person to person.
Some people can develop swelling/oedema (fluid retention) which can last for several weeks, or may even need the filler dissolving.
Allergic reaction, infection and granulomas (inflammatory lumps) are rare possible complications.
Even rarer complications include injection of filler into, or compression of, a blood vessel. This can cause vascular compromise. The cannula technique helps to minimise this risk even further.
Prices start from £425 (special offer, reduced from £575). Every treatment and under eye filler is tailored towards your unique face, therefore exact pricing will be discussed at the consultation after a full assessment. Some people may need more than 1 syringe to fully correct the tear troughs, in which case subsequent syringes are offered at a discounted rate of £250 (special offer, reduced from £320). Please see the price list for full list of treatments.