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Dark circles, under-eye hollowness, or eyebags make you look tired or old. Over time, the fat and collagen under our eyes decrease, making these problems more noticeable. Tear trough fillers can help refresh the under eye area.

Dr. Darren M. Smith offers tear trough fillers as a targeted solution for revitalizing the under eye area. Discover how tear trough fillers, under the expertise of Dr. Smith, can elevate and refresh your appearance.

What Exactly Are Tear Troughs?

The tear trough is the hollow area under the lower eyelid between your lower lash line and cheekbone. As we get older, this area loses volume and appears more sunken, which casts shadows and creates a darkened look under the eyes.

Genetics, aging, sleep deprivation, allergies, and sun damage can all contribute to this hollow look over time. While under eye creams may provide temporary hydration, they don’t replace lost volume in this area.

Why Choose Tear Trough Fillers?

Tear trough fillers are designed specifically to target this delicate under eye region. They can:

  • Minimize the look of dark circles by filling in hollowness
  • Reduce the appearance of bags and puffiness
  • Provide a well-rested, youthful appearance
  • Boost collagen production for longer-lasting results
  • Require little to no downtime after treatment

Unlike lasers and peels, tear trough fillers replace lost volume to lift and sculpt the under eye area with natural-looking results. The effects are more dramatic compared to under eye creams alone.

How Effective Are Tear Trough Fillers?

Tear trough fillers are one of the most effective non-surgical treatments for rejuvenating the under eye area. Results are immediate and long-lasting. Most patients see improvements for up to 1–2 years with just one treatment.

What Sets Tear Trough Fillers Apart from General Under-Eye Fillers?

The tear trough region is a delicate area with distinct anatomical features. It is located near the orbital bone and is characterized by its thin skin. Any treatment in this area necessitates precision and specialized techniques to achieve the best possible outcomes.

How Deep Are the Injections in Each Procedure?

  • Tear Trough Fillers: For a natural appearance without surface lumpiness, the filler is typically injected deep, just above the orbital bone. This approach ensures a smoother outcome.
  • General Under-Eye Fillers: The depth of these injections varies based on the specific concern, whether it’s fine lines, wrinkles, or volume loss.

How Do Fillers for the Tear Trough Differ from Under Eye Fillers?

  • Tear Trough Fillers: A smoother and more cohesive gel, such as Restylane or Juvederm, is often the choice for this area. These fillers integrate well and minimize risks like the Tyndall effect, a potential bluish discoloration.
  • General Under-Eye Fillers: Depending on the need, Dr. Smith might opt for denser fillers to address issues like under-eye bags or hollows.

Are There Differences in Application Techniques?

  • Tear Trough Fillers: Many experts favor using a cannula—a thin, blunt-ended tube. This method allows for controlled product distribution and reduces bruising risks.
  • General Under-Eye Fillers: Both needles and cannulas can be employed, depending on the area and the practitioner’s preference.

When contemplating any aesthetic treatments, especially in such a delicate area, consult with professionals like Dr. Smith. His expertise ensures safe, consistent, and impressive results.

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The Tear Trough Filler Procedure

How Do Tear Trough Fillers Work?

Tear trough filler treatments involve injecting a hyaluronic acid gel beneath the thin skin under the eyes with a very fine needle or cannula.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that provides hydration and volume. The filler adds projection and lift to reduce the appearance of hollowness and bags.

The procedure takes 15–30 minutes to complete. A numbing cream is first applied to maximize comfort. Most patients report little to no discomfort during the injections.

Some temporary redness, swelling, or bruising may occur after. These mild side effects typically resolve within a few days.

Interested in Actual Results?

Would you like to see how tear trough fillers can rejuvenate your appearance? Viewing before and after photos offers insights into the transformative potential of the treatment.

Click here to explore a gallery showcasing patients who’ve achieved natural, revitalized looks without appearing “overdone”.

Ideal Candidates for Tear Trough Fillers

Tear trough fillers can be effective for both men and women who want to address:

  • Dark circles or discoloration under the eyes
  • Under eye bags and puffiness
  • Hollowness or sunken eyes from fat loss
  • Mild lower eyelid sagging
  • A tired, aged appearance

Good candidates should be in overall good health without any eye infections or injuries.

Benefits and Expected Results

What Results Can I Expect After Tear Trough Fillers?

The results of tear trough fillers are dramatic yet natural-looking. Patients report looking 5–10 years younger after treatment. Expected results include:

  • Brighter, rested eyes
  • Reduction in dark circles and discoloration
  • Less noticeable bags and puffiness
  • Improved skin smoothness and tone
  • A positive lift resulting in a more youthful contour

These results can have a profound impact on your appearance and self-confidence.

Which is the Best Dermal Filler for Tear Troughs?

Hyaluronic acid gel fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are commonly used for tear troughs. Hyaluronic acid provides flexible volume to the delicate under eye area. It also attracts and binds water to improve skin hydration. Dr. Smith will determine the ideal filler to meet your individual needs.

Restylane Fillers Suitable for the Tear Troughs:

  • Restylane: A popular choice for rejuvenating the under-eye area, Restylane is a well-established brand in the field of dermal fillers.
  • Restylane Lyft: Beyond its role in correcting age-related volume loss, Restylane Lyft is renowned for addressing fine lines, wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and under-eye hollows.
  • Restylane Refine: A study found Restylane Refyne effectively treated tear trough deformity, with most patients maintaining results for up to 12 months.

Juvederm Fillers Suitable for the Tear Troughs:

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Safety and Side Effects

Are Dermal Filler Tear Trough Procedures Safe?

When performed properly by an experienced provider like Dr. Smith, tear trough fillers are safe with minimal risks. However, it’s vital to have your tear troughs treated only by a medical professional trained in delicate under eye enhancements.

Injecting filler incorrectly into blood vessels in this region can lead to rare but serious complications. Dr. Smith takes every precaution for your safety and will discuss risks beforehand.

What Are the Chances of Bruising After Tear Trough Fillers?

Some minor bruising or swelling is common after tear trough filler injections. However, this usually resolves quickly. Dr. Smith uses advanced techniques like small injection amounts and cannulas to minimize trauma and reduce the chances of extensive bruising.

What’s the Average Price for Tear Trough Fillers?

The average cost for tear trough filler treatment depends on the type of filler used and the amount of filler needed for your treatment. . Many patients require 1-2 syringes per treatment session. Keep in mind that more expensive fillers don’t necessarily produce better results. Dr. Smith’s office staff will provide you with an accurate quote during your consultation.

About Dr. Darren M. Smith

Dr. Smith is a board-certified plastic surgeon with an artistic eye for aesthetics. With over 18 years of experience, he is considered one of the leading specialists in enhancing and rejuvenating the delicate eye region.

Dr. Smith stays on the cutting edge of the latest treatments and techniques to optimize your experience and results. He focuses on a natural, refreshed appearance, never overdone.

The multitude of 5-star reviews he has received are a testament to his exceptional patient care and satisfaction.

Which Clinics Offer Tear Troughs Fillers?

Dr. Smith provides tear trough fillers at his state-of-the-art facility located in the Ritz Tower, Manhattan, New York. Dr. Smith cares for patients from around the world who travel to his practice.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tear Trough Fillers

What are tear trough fillers and how can they address dark circles?

Tear trough fillers are injectable treatments, predominantly hyaluronic acid fillers, used to rejuvenate the under-eye area. They target the deep tear troughs that can create the appearance of dark eye circles. Dr. Smith offers this cosmetic treatment to reduce the visibility of dark shadows, promoting a youthful appearance.

How does tear trough filler treatment differ from other eye filler treatments?

While both target the under-eye area, tear trough filler injections are specifically designed to address the tear trough deformity, a depression between the lower eyelid and the upper cheek. Eye fillers, more broadly, might also tackle other issues like nasolabial folds or sunken eye appearance. 

What can I expect in terms of recovery time after undergoing a tear trough filler treatment?

Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment. However, it’s recommended to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours.

Common side effects, like minor swelling or bruising, can be managed with ice packs. Dr. Smith emphasizes meticulous care to minimize unwanted side effects and provides guidance on post-treatment care.

Are there alternative treatments to tear trough fillers for dark circles and eye hollows?

Yes, while tear trough filler injections are popular, there are other non-invasive treatments like laser treatments. For those with excess skin or more pronounced concerns, surgical interventions, including eyelid surgery, might be more suitable. 

How long do the benefits of tear trough fillers last, and are maintenance treatments required?

The benefits of tear trough fillers typically last between 6 to 18 months, depending on the individual and the type of hyaluronic acid gel used.

To maintain the rejuvenated look, periodic maintenance treatments are advised. Dr. Smith will provide a personalized treatment plan during your consultation, helping you achieve lasting facial rejuvenation.

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Experience Eye Transformation: Start with Tear Trough Fillers

Bags, hollowness, and visible signs of aging around the eyes can often mask our true vitality. Dr. Smith provides natural yet transformative rejuvenation tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Experience the research-backed benefits and dramatic, yet subtle, improvements possible with tear trough fillers. See how simple injections can take years off your appearance and renew your confidence.

Whether you book online or give us a call at (212) 633-0627, Dr. Smith is ready to guide you toward a renewed and more confident self. Elevate your appearance, unveil a fresher you.

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