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Tear Trough Fillers – What You Need to Know

The tear trough filler is a kind of dermal filler that is injected into the ‘trough’ just beneath the eye to lessen its hollowness. This usually dark area is where you have those ‘bags,’ and causes under-eye shadows that make you look sleep-deprived or exhausted. This commonly dark area is where those ‘bags’ appear, and leads to under-eye shadows that make you look tired and sleepless.

Women usually solve this problem with concealer, but while this may cover the dark discoloration, it does not address the hollowing, which adds to the darkness and haggard look.

The hollowing below the eyes is linked to aging and could be the result of several factors, for example, the person’s diet, the weather, or even genetics. The process is sadly irreversible, however, tear trough fillers can surely help.

A very popular techniques used to provide tear trough filler treatment is known as the cannula technique. Here, the dermal filler is injected into the tear trough by way of a microcannula, which is an extremely thin tube. The doctor creates an insertion point in the cheekbone area, which is where the microcannula goes. This means the dermal filler can be injected with greater precision. The cannula technique is generally pain-free and causes minimal bruising as well. In addition, it is safe for sensitive areas, such as underneath the eyes.

The moment the filler has been injected via cannula, you can automatically see the results. Like all other types of dermal fillers, tear trough fillers cause the injected area to draw in more fluid from the body, giving it a plumper and fresher appearance from the increased hydration.

These results are expected to last up to year, but take note that the actual outcomes can still vary from one person to another, depending on their skin’s genetic makeup.

In the same manner, recovery can vary but this will usually come after 48 hours at most. Sensitivity is also likely within the first 24 hours right after treatment. While there may be swelling and/or bruising, it is usually minimal. The treated areas must not be rubbed or even touched for about 24 hours. It is also best to avoid make up for the next 12 hours.

Finally, one of the most crucial questions people often ask when it comes to cosmetic procedures concerns safety. So how safe are tear trough fillers? As in any other procedure, anyone who seeks tear trough filler treatment will first be assessed by a licensed physician based on their medical background and lifestyle, whether or not they have undergone similar treatments previously, and the results they expect from tear trough fillers in particular. The information obtained from this interview will then be used to determine if the procedure will be safe for them.

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