At Cityskin we use dermal fillers to treat the tear trough and reduce the appearance of under eye bags.
The tear trough is something that appears under the eyes as we age. Some people naturally have a slight tear trough so we don’t always correct this area.
In the diagram below you can see the anatomical position of the tear trough. Notice that some people have a tear trough at a young age and it is normal! Reducing the tear trough can help you look fresher and less tired.
Why do we form a tear troughs / under eye bags?
As we age the skull changes. The eye socket becomes larger and the cheekbones reduce in size which means there is less cushioning around the eyes. We also lose fat in the face as we age shown in the diagram below. The fat pads in the face give volume and support and with gradual loss of support the tear trough can become more prominent.
How to treat under eye bags / tear troughs
There are 2 main ways in which we can treat tear troughs and under eye bags:
Method 1 : treating loss of cheek volume
Sometimes the trough forms because of loss of volume in the fat pads of the cheeks. If this is the case then treating the upper cheek with dermal filler can often provide good support to the under eye area and reduce the appearance of the tear trough.
Method 2: injecting dermal filler directly into the tear trough itself
If you have good cheek volume and simply have a deep tear trough then dermal filler can be injected into the tear trough to lift the area and reduce the depth of the line. The downside of this method is a slightly higher bruising risk.
What are the risks of tear trough treatments with dermal filler?
The area around the eyes is one of the most difficult areas to treat. It is an area which is prone to water retention and puffiness so we have to be careful not to place too much dermal filler in this area. Bruising is quite likely around the eyes.
How much does tear trough filler cost?
When treating cheek volume we tend to use 1.0ml to 2.0 + mls of dermal filler. Injecting directly into the tear trough itself needs approximately 1.0ml of dermal filler.
Where can I have this treatment?
Tear trough treatment is a more complicated treatment. Browse the table below to see which Cityskin practitioners treat tear troughs.