FAQs about Tear Through filler

What are tear trough fillers? 

Dark circles and hollowness can occur for a wide range of reasons, but they appear most often as we age or due to genetics. Because the fat pads and ligaments under the eyes start to move and shrink when we age, the under eye area becomes less supported and therefore often shows signs of darkness and some hollowness.

What is in under-eye filler?

We use either Polynucleotide based filler Nucleofill or hyaluronic acid based filler Maili, depending on the person’s age, hollowness, desired effect etc. Polynucleotides bind to water and provide long-term hydration to the extracellular matrix. As a result, the skin appears firm and hydrated. They stimulate fibroblasts to produce more type I collagen (the good kind) and elastin. In addition to increasing the thickness of the skin, Nucleofill also has anti-inflammatory properties that protect the skin from oxidative stress.

Hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which can naturally be found in the human body. This filler is considered gold standard nowadays because of its durability and safety profile in different densities. Hyaluronic acid is well known and studied for its hydrating properties because it can hold up 1000 X its own weight in water so it’s the ideal hydrator for the skin. Feel free to discuss with us about which option is best for you, click here. 

Is tear trough filler right for me? 

We can treat a whole host of indications :

  • Puffiness / Bags under eyes
  • Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes
  • Regenerate the skin in the eye area
  • Improvement of superficial wrinkles 
  • Pre and post-surgical treatment (such as Blepharoplasty, surgical eye lift, laser).

However it is important to have realistic expectations and to note that some patients might benefit from a surgical solution, click here to learn more. 

Are tear trough fillers painful? 

Some minor discomfort may be experienced during the procedure, but we put all possible measures in place to make this journey as comfortable as possible. If you are worried about pain, please arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment and ask the reception staff for topical numbing cream. The longer the cream stays on and the more cream we use the more comfortable the treatment will be. We also have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for additional comfort. 

Are tear trough fillers safe? 

These are medical procedures which shouldn’t be taken lightly because every treatment comes with some side effects and/or risks. The most common ones are redness, swelling and bruising, which often subside within 24hours. During your consultation, we’ll discuss any other potential side effects at length, these can be considerably reduced by sharing your full medical history. Injectual is a safe and non-judgemental space, where everyone is welcome. We’ve seen and heard it all so please don’t hold anything back that might be of importance.