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Under-eye Rejuvenation

Dark circles and sunken eyes

The under-eye area is the most delicate area of the face. Any hollowness here can make you appear tired even when you are well-rested in both men and women.

What causes dark circles?



Poor sleep patterns

Allergies causing constant eye rubbing



Sun damage / UV exposure.

As we age, the changes in our bone structure combined with the displacement of fat tissue under the eyes create a groove between the lower lid and cheek area called the tear trough. Additionally, the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin makes it thinner and more transparent. These changes make the eyes appear sunken and cast shadows underneath the lid contributing to dark circles. Some people are genetically predisposed to hollowness under the eyes and this manifests at an early age. As well as hollowness you may also develop eye bags with advancing age. These are caused by pockets of fat separating and bulging out due to excess skin laxity. Puffiness under the eyes is due to water retention.

It is important to distinguish between dark circles caused by pigmentation and volume loss. Under-eye fillers are a minimally invasive way to improve the hollowness under the eyes for a soft, natural effect. Although this does not directly improve pigmentation, reducing the shadows can help to brighten the under-eye area.

At a Glance

RECOVERY TIME24-48 hours
BACK TO NORMALUsually immediately
DURATION OF RESULTS9-12 months usually longer with repeated treatments
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONSBruising, infection, swelling, allergic reaction
Disclaimer: Each person is unique so there will always be variation in individual response to treatment, recovery, and downtime following treatment. Please bear in mind that the above are estimates. Please book an appointment with Dr Tash for your tailor-made treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do tear trough fillers work?
Tear trough fillers replace volume and plump up the hollowness under the eyes to give a fresher, brighter appearance.
How is the treatment performed?
The treatment is carried out with a blunt-ended device called a cannula after the skin is pierced with an introducer/needle. The dermal filler is placed precisely in the groove below the lower lid. The treatment is carried out this way to reduce the risk of piercing any vital blood vessels.
When will I see results?
There may be some immediate effects but the best results are seen 2 weeks later.
What can I expect after the treatment?
You may experience some swelling and bruising under the eyes for anything between 48hr to 1 week following treatment. Do factor this in when you book your appointment. Your full aftercare will be discussed prior to your treatment and sent via email afterward.
Are there any circumstances when this treatment is not suitable?
As always, dermal filler treatments are not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Regarding tear trough fillers in particular, it is best avoided if you have significant eye bags or puffy eyes as this may worsen. This is why it is best to have a consultation first to assess suitability.
How long do the effects last?
Under-eye fillers tend to last longer than in other parts of the face. Unlike other parts of the face that are constantly in motion, the skin beneath the eyes largely stays in place, so results can last for up to 12 months. The effects of repeat treatments tend to last even longer.
Will tear trough treatment improve my dark circles?
The dermal filler treatment itself does not improve the pigmentation but the plumping effect may help to reduce the appearance of the dark circle due to reduction of the shadowing effect.
Will I look dramatically different after treatment?
After the procedure, you will start to notice results right away and then improve further over the next two weeks. Tear trough fillers give subtle, natural results that won’t make you look radically different. But once the results have taken full effect, your eyes and your overall face will look more relaxed, refreshed, and youthful.

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