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Under-eye fillers for tear troughs and dark circles

July 07,2020 | Posted by: CMC

As we age, many of us start to notice a change to the appearance of the eye area, including loss of volume and hollowing under the eyes as well as more pronounced dark circles.

Dermal filler, used for tear trough injections, is an effective and popular non-surgical treatment to rejuvenate and revitalise the area under the eyes. Results are immediate and can last six to nine months.

How the eyes age

There are many different factors occurring as the eyes age. The muscle layer beneath the skin starts to lose its tone, skin starts to lose elasticity and descend, bone loss begins around the eye sockets and the cheeks begin to shrink, leaving a groove-like valley known as the tear trough.

These changes often lead to dark sunken troughs under the eyes that can make you look tired and sad even when you’re not.

Ageing is the main culprit of these effects, however genetic predisposition also plays a role. This is one reason both younger and older adults are commonly treated with under-eye fillers. 

What are under-eye fillers?

Dermal fillers are volumising gel-like substances injected under the skin as an in-office procedure. They are primarily made of a naturally occurring substance particularly abundant in the dermis, which can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water. It is one of the main agents in maintaining hydration and a fresh, youthful appearance, as well a major component of tissue repair.

Placed deeply under the muscle, filler can minimise the look of under-eye dark circles, hollows and volume loss as well as prominent tear troughs.

Under-eye fillers can be a standalone treatment or combined with strategic placement of filler to other parts of the face such as the nasolabial folds and cheeks for a holistic approach to anti-ageing and facial rejuvenation, keeping your facial features in harmony with each other and enhancing the overall results. Under-eye filler can also be paired with anti-wrinkle injections to help lift the brow, soften crow’s feet wrinkles and further open and rejuvenate the eyes.

As with any cosmetic treatment, it’s important you choose a qualified and experienced practitioner, particularly when dealing with the delicate eye area.