Tear trough dermal fillers in Melbourne | Cityskin Clinic

Tear trough dermal fillers in Melbourne

  • The tear trough is the anatomical area under the eye
  • Dermal filler placed in the upper cheek or directly into the tear trough can reduce the hollows
  • Treatment costs start from $700 at Cityskin Melbourne
  • Results generally last up to 9 months but can last longer

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.

Some people have a tear trough at a young age, and this is completely normal! However, reducing the tear trough as we age can help us look fresher and less tired.

Why do we develop tear troughs?

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, as 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 are tear troughs treated?

There are 2 main ways in which we can treat tear troughs and under eye bags – explained nicely by Bianca Quon in the video below:

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

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.

How much does tear trough filler cost?

Pricing starts at $700 for tear trough dermal fillers in Melbourne from Cityskin. When treating cheek volume , we tend to use 1 – 2+ mls of dermal filler. Injecting directly into the tear trough itself needs approximately 1ml of dermal filler.

Have a read of our cost page for a full breakdown of dermal filler costs.

How long does tear trough filler last?

Tear trough filler lasts for up to 9 months depending on the type of filler used. The under eye area is delicate, and we have to be conservative with the amounts of filler that we can use.

What are the risks of tear trough treatments with dermal filler?

The main risks of treating the tear troughs are:

  • Bruising
  • Over-treating
  • Under-treating

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.

Can dermal filler in the tear trough correct dark skin under the eyes?

Depending on the cause of the darkness under the eyes, it can lessen the visual appearance of dark circles.

When we age, we lose bone, fat pad, and muscle. The fat pads start shrinking in size and declining down the face, the muscle weakens, and bone structures change from bone reabsorption. The malar fat pad under the eye starts to descend down the face, showing separation of the orbicularis retaining ligament.

This ligament is what separates the lid-cheek junction. If there is a visible deficit (dark circle) from bone reabsorption and separation of the fat pads, adding dermal filler to replace lost volume will definitely lessen the appearance of dark circles.

Other reasons for dark circles include pigmentation and visible vascular structures, as the skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin on the entire body. Dermal filler will not help with the appearance if these are the cause. Other means of treatment may be laser treatments such as IPL and skin needling.

The patient below has had their tear trough treated with dermal fillers. Small amounts of filler have been placed in the mid cheek and directly into the tear trough to reduce the appearance of dark lines and tiredness.

tear trough dermal fillers

At Cityskin, we are dedicated to helping our patients look and feel their best. Our experienced team will leave you feeling fresh, not fake, and we will ensure you are well informed about your treatment before any work begins.

If you want to learn more about tear trough fillers in Melbourne, you can do so by exploring our website, which proudly displays pricing information and before/after treatment pictures from real Cityskin patients.

Our team is made up of highly experienced Cosmetic Injectors and Cosmetic Surgeons, Doctors, and Nurses. When it comes to tear trough fillers, Dr Erik Koppert has extensive experience and often handles complex cases. We would be happy to discuss all of your concerns and treatment goals in a free, no-obligation appointment.

When it comes to dermal fillers, Cityskin offers treatments at each of our cosmetic clinics across Melbourne. If you are looking specifically for tear trough fillers in Melbourne, contact our team to find out your nearest clinic offering this treatment.

Our locations are listed below.

Dermal filler can be used to treat the cheek, chin, hand, jowls, jawline, nose and lip, as well as marionette lines, nasolabial folds, peri-oral lines, and temples. Cityskin has Cosmetic Injectors who can assist you with dermal fillers for all these areas. We also offer dermal filler dissolving services and collagen stimulating dermal filler.

There is a lot of material on our website that you can look through to learn more about tear trough fillers in Melbourne. When you are ready to speak to a professional, simply book a free consultation with your nearest Cityskin team.

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