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Tear Trough Filler

The tear trough, also known as the nasojugal groove, is the crease between the lower eyelid and the top of the cheek. As we age, we gradually lose fatty tissues, collagen, and elasticity under the eyes and in the upper cheeks. This can cause under eye bags, puffiness, dark circles, droopy or depressed skin, and lead to an exhausted or prematurely aged appearance. Genetics can also play a role. Patients with a tear trough deformity, which is a hollowing under the eye along the orbital rim area, often want to improve a fatigued appearance. Tear trough correction with injectable dermal fillers is a minimally invasive under eye treatment to give women and men a more refreshed and youthful look.1

Under Eye Filler In Ashburn, Virginia

Tear trough treatment consists of placing an injectable made of hyaluronic acid filler (HA filler) such as Juvederm or Restylane under the eyes and midface. These fillers are injected using a cannula and can address volume loss and reduce the appearance of dark circles in the under eye area.2 Under eye filler is a cosmetic procedure for eye rejuvenation that offers natural results, without the need for more invasive cosmetic surgery like lower blepharoplasty.

Tear Trough Filler Treatment

Once you’ve had a consultation to determine that you are a good candidate for treating the tear trough area with HA filler, you’ll review your cosmetic goals, receive a treatment plan, and schedule an appointment for your procedure. On the day of your treatment, your provider will clean the injection site and apply a topical numbing cream. Then your plastic surgeon or licensed cosmetic injector will place filler injections into the tear trough area, and any other areas of the face required to achieve the desired result.

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If you have concerns about under eye dark circles, bags, hollows, or puffiness, contact us today to learn more about tear trough filler.

FAQs About Eye Enhancement With Tear Trough Filler Treatment

  • Who is a candidate for tear trough filler?

    Good candidates include men and women with tear trough deformity, or those who have concerns about under eye puffiness, dark circles, and hollows.

  • Can I combine other treatments or procedures with tear trough filler?

    Yes. Many patients desire full face rejuvenation with a liquid facelift, which includes the use of HA fillers and other injectables like Botox.

  • Is there any downtime after tear trough filler treatment?

    There is minimal downtime associated with tear trough filler treatments. Many patients experience some swelling, and it’s common to experience some tenderness at the injection site, but any discomfort can be managed with over the counter pain medications such as tylenol.

  • Are there any risks or side effects?

    The most common side effects of tear trough treatments with HA filler are bruising, swelling, pain, and redness at the injection site. While rare, risks include asymmetrical outcomes, lumpy skin, and allergic reactions.

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2 American Society of Plastic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A New Technique for the Correction of Tear Trough Deformity via Filler Injections. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6181507/. Accessed June 25, 2021.Surgeons. What are the steps of a neck lift procedure? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/neck-lift/procedure. Accessed June 25, 2021.

3 Mayo Clinic. Neck Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery. Dermal Fillers for the Treatment of Tear Trough Deformity: A Review of Anatomy, Treatment Techniques, and their Outcomes. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3560162/. Accessed June 25, 2021.Lift. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/neck-lift/about/pac-20384583. Accessed June 25, 2021.