Dark circles begone! Get the lowdown on Tear Trough Filler

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The dreaded dark circles. You spring out of bed, full of joie de vivre, but one glance in the bathroom mirror and your heart sinks.

You look tired, drained – even ill. No matter how great you feel inside. And to top it off, you know that winter will make your under eyes look worse.

Your summer glow’s mostly faded, and the biting cold will soon make your skin look pallid and wan. Which means that darkness will stand out even more.

Such doom and gloom!

But don’t lose heart – we can treat those pesky dark circles with tear trough filler. And this winter, you can look better than you did last year. Read on…

> What causes dark circles?

Genuinely discoloured under eyes are usually caused by pigmentation, which mostly affects darker skin, or by problems with the nose or sinuses (e.g. deviated septum, chronic allergies).

But most of the time, when we say dark circles, what we really mean is dark shadows. The skin itself isn’t discoloured, but the area appears dark because of the way the light falls on the hollow areas under the eyes.

This can be genetic, in the case of tear trough deformity, when there’s naturally a deep groove between the lower eyelid and the upper cheek. Or it can happen (or be made worse) through fat loss and thinning of the skin over time. Both of which can leave you looking constantly tired, even when you’re feeling chipper.

As long as your dark under eyes are caused by hollowness, rather than allergies or pigmentation, it can be treated very effectively with filler.

> How does tear trough filler work?

Tear trough filler is quite a simple treatment, though it needs an expert hand to get it right.

Dermal filler gel is carefully injected, either directly into the depression or just beneath it, to plump up the area and smooth the contour between eye and cheek.

As with filler treatments elsewhere, you’ll notice an immediate improvement from the added volume, but your final results won’t be seen until after any swelling has resolved.

> How long does it last?

Aurora Skin Clinics; image showing Tear Trough before and aftersIt depends on the filler used, and on the individual, but results from tear trough filler can last up to a year – sometimes even longer.

> What are the risks?

Every treatment carries an element of risk, and it’s good practice to be aware of them, however rare. For tear trough fillers these include swelling, mild bruising and uneven or lumpy results.

Bruising and swelling resolves in time, and any persistent lumpiness can be rectified with massage or, if necessary, with the use of hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler.

> Does it hurt?

On the whole, tear trough filler treatment is very well tolerated. Skin numbing local anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin before treatment, making it virtually painless. You’ll feel some mild pressure and movement, but nothing more uncomfortable.

> How long does it take?

Patients are usually very pleasantly surprised how quick it is. It can take as little as 5 minutes each side.

> How much does it cost?

The cost of tear trough fillers at our clinic is £400 to treat both eyes. The initial consultation is free.

Want to know more? Come and speak to us about tear trough filler

Aurora Skin Clinics offer expert tear trough treatment at our clinics in Bucks, Essex and Northampton. To find out more about the treatment, or to book a free consultation, please call us on 01844 318825 or fill in our quick contact form and a member of the team will be in touch.