21st July 2019

Everything to Know About Getting a Tear Trough Filler

Last Modified: June 10, 2023

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, minimally invasive procedures such as botox and facial fillers have risen over 180% since the year 2000. People are catching on to the incredibly beneficial and non-painful ways of achieving that youthful look through getting a tear trough filler, cheek fillers, and more.

Let's face it, having bags under the eyes sucks. No matter how much sleep you have, how much you tweak your diet, you are stuck with these giant trenches under your eyes, making you look tired 24/7.

The worse part is that as you age and lose more volume in your face, it will inevitably get worse. This leaves most people feeling desperate and opting for painful and invasive facelifts.

Thankfully, there is another way to avoid surgery. A tear trough filler may be exactly what you need, and the best part is that it will not hurt and there is no recovery time needed.

Keep on reading to learn more about under eye fillers and why they will help you achieve that young and refreshed look you desire.

Why Use a Filler?

Facial fillers are an incredible way to avoid going under the knife by getting a facelift. They are the best way to achieve a gradual change over time that creates long-lasting results. The secret is to have regular appointments to maintain the desired look, eventually leading to an overall boost of volume under the eyes.

Rather than waiting until you are in your sixties and going from having wrinkles to skin-tight with invasive surgery, fillers are painless and there is no need to book time off work for recovery.

Tear trough fillers are usually a less aesthetic or vanity decision and comes from more of wanting to look like how you feel on the inside.

If you are tired of being asked if you are stressed or tired, and ready to put more life into your eyes, then a tear trough filler is exactly what you need.

Can Botox Be Used in Tear Troughs?

No, botox is not a suitable treatment for problem tear troughs. Botox works by relaxing the muscles, and since there are no muscles directly under the eyes, botox would be ineffective.

Bear in mind that the skin in this area is very thin and sensitive. Using the right type of filler is essential.

What Causes Bags Under the Eyes?

In short, problem tear troughs are caused by aging.

During the natural aging process, the periorbital (tear trough) area, which is the depression that goes from the inner portion of your eye down to your cheek, can deepen from loss of volume in the area. This causes a hollow look, with dark circles, and sagging underneath the eyes.

As you age, your body stops producing collagen and elastin. This causes your cheekbones to become smaller, which weakens the orbital septum leading to less support around the eye area. Eventually causing the fat to fall away from the lower eyelid which appears like bags under the eyes.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, which is made up of hyaluronic acid. This molecule is an essential part of your skin, connective tissues, nervous tissues, helps to keep your skin soft and your joints flexible.

These fillers restore lost volume and plump areas of the face such as tear troughs, jaw-line, mouth, cheeks, lips, and nose.

How Does the Process Work?

When you come in for a full consultation, the correct dose will be determined and the procedure will begin. Everyone's volume loss and facial structure are so different that it is impossible to make a general statement of how much you will need.

The procedure is spread out between 2-3 treatments with 3 to 4 weeks in between. Once the desired look is achieved, you will only need to come back every year to year and a half for minimal treatment.

The treatment is performed by Dr. Farmah with a blunt-ended microcannula to minimize any possible complications.

Under Eye Filler Recovery Time

While dermal fillers are nowhere near the extensive recovery time of a facelift, there are some post-procedure cautions you have to take because this is a very sensitive area.

Dermal fillers can hydrate and increase in size for a few days so there may be some puffiness in the undereye area.

For the rest of the day, it's advisable to keep upright and refrain from any activities such as fitness, sweating, bending over, or anything strenuous.

If you need to pick something up, do so in a squat position so that your head remains upright and the filler does not have a chance to move around.

Are There any Side Effects?

Just like any procedure, there are of course some expected side effects such as:


Because this is such a sensitive area, it is expected that you will experience some minor swelling. This should clear between two days to four weeks after your first treatment.


Any cosmetic injectable you receive will have chances of bruising, and it really depends on your skin on how much bruising you will have. Just like any bruise, it will disappear after a short while so that you can show off your results.


Most faces are already asymmetrical, meaning we already have some facial features that are uneven. Some people come in for tear trough procedures because they were born with tear trough deformities.

As our face loses volume, asymmetry can happen as one side may lose more or faster than the other side.

A dermal filler will accentuate that uneven loss, but only from the first treatment. After the second treatment, your doctor will begin to correct the asymmetry and you will achieve that radiant and youthful look you came in for.

Ready to learn more about enhancing your under-eye area? Let’s explore further with our in depth analysis of the top 5 benefits of getting a Tear Trough Filler

Book You Tear Trough Filler Procedure today!

Now that you have read and understood the benefits of a tear trough filler procedure, you are probably wanting to get rid of those tiresome under-eye bags once and for all.

At Dr. Aesthetica, we are here to answer any questions you have about your first tear trough filler or any other procedures such as lip fillers and non-surgical rhinoplasty.

Feel free to contact us with any questions and inquiries, or to book in for your first consultation!

Post Reviewed by: Dr Baldeep Farmah
Medically Reviewed on: 21st July 2019
Dr Baldeep Farmah is the Medical Director and lead Doctor of Dr Aesthetica, a Medical Aesthetic Clinic.

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