Tear Trough Filler: What, How And Examples

The tear trough is the under eye area, between your lower eyelid and cheek. It is natural to lose volume in this area and have a shallow area appear as we age. It is more commonly known as under-eye circles or dark circles. 

Eye bags can make you look tired even when well rested. This happens when the collagen is lost over time. It is simply part of ageing. Therefore, many have sought nonsurgical treatment tear trough filler to refresh the area to give a more youthful appearance. So, what is tear trough filler? 

Tear trough filler, or under eye filler, has risen in popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness in reducing dark circles. Tear trough filler treatment aims to reduce the depth and dark appearance of the tear trough. 

Today, we will go through what tear trough filler is, why it has become so popular and explain the benefits of this nonsurgical treatment. 

What Is Tear Trough Filler?

Also known as the nasojugal groove, the tear trough is the inner part of your lower eyelid. A tear trough filler injects dermal filler into the tear trough area to help reduce the appearance of eye bags and puffiness and smooth out any lines.

The eyes are one of the face's most important and noticeable features. The tear trough area can start to age as early as in your twenties resulting in a tired unrested look. This is because the muscles and skin in the lower eyelid lose elasticity slowly over time and therefore do not remain tight. 

In turn, it creates a puffy bulge or deflated dark circles. Tear trough fillers are an effective way to help eliminate dark circles and wrinkles. Besides that, it helps boost collagen production in the skin, which helps keep the skin hydrated within. 

What Are The Benefits Of Tear Trough Filler

Under eye treatment has several benefits that help to refresh and brighten the eye area in just one treatment. Below is a list of just some of the top benefits of tear trough filler:

  • Fill under eye bags
  • Reduce the appearance of under-eye circles 
  • Reduces dark circles
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • More youthful, refreshed look
  • Quick, easy, effective and last a long time
  • A great alternative to more invasive surgeries 

Not only can it reduce the dark circles under your eyes, but it also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So you are getting a 2 in 1. 

It can give an overall plumper, brighter and more youthful look. In addition, it gives volume back to the deflated area instantly, so you often see results straight away. 

There is also little to no downtime after this nonsurgical under-eye treatment. It can last years without having to go through an extensive surgical process.

The perfect candidate for tear trough filler is those with moderate sagging under the eye, thick skin and realistic expectations that the treatment is temporary. That being said, the effects are long-lasting and easy to top up. 

Are There Any Side Effects Of Tear Trough Filler?

Like any cosmetic treatment, there are going to be some aftercare and side effects that occur. The most common being: 

  • Aftercare- avoid exercise, alcohol and skin care products for 24 hours. 
  • Swelling & Bruising 
  • Discolouration 
  • Soreness

The great thing is that these are all temporary side effects that go away after a few days. In some cases, infection is possible, but this is very rare. If it does happen, please immediately consult one of our expert injectors. 

Swelling and bruising are completely normal and expected with any filler treatments, including tear trough filler. This is because your eyes will be sensitive, and the body will react with swelling. But this is nothing that won't go down after a few days. 

The aftercare is minimal. It is just making sure you don't use any skincare that will irritate the under-eye area and cause it to react. The same goes for exercise; sweating can cause more swelling, so we ask you to stay away from high-intensity exercise for at least 24 hours after the treatment. 

How Long Does Tear Trough Filler Last? 

This differs from person to person. It is very individual to everyone. 

Typically, most of our customers retain their results for anywhere between 6-18 months. It can depend on factors such as your age, your lifestyle, your skin type and how much muscle activity you have. 

The most visible results will be in the first 3-6 months. As the skin in that area will move, especially if you have more expressive facial movements, it is normal for the filler to move. However, hyaluronic acid lasts longer in the tear-trough area than in the lips. 

Most people find they need a top-up every year or so to help maintain the beautiful results. But, it really depends on you. One of our experienced injectors will provide an in-depth consultation where they can assess your skin and how long it might last for you. 

What Can You Expect From Tear Trough Filler Treatment? 

When you first arrive here at the sskin clinic, you will be welcomed by one of our experienced injectors. You will then be invited to an initial consultation tailored specifically to you. This is because we understand that every skin is different and has different needs. 

Before your tear trough filler procedure, one of our qualified and trained nurses will assess your under eyes. This is to work out how much filler is required and the desired look you are after - checking the texture and thickness of the area. 

One of our trained nurses will talk you through the whole tear trough filler treatment, ensuring you are happy and comfortable at all times.

The area will be numbed to help minimise bruising before using a needle to inject the under-eye region. Next, the nurse will lightly massage the area to ensure the filler is spread thoroughly.

Finally, the qualified nurse will talk you through the aftercare and support packages available. If you have any issues or problems after the procedure, then our team will be on hand to assist.


Tear trough filler is a fantastic treatment for those with deep creases, under-eye discolouration, fine lines, and wrinkles. If you want to reduce or minimise the appearance of these, then tear trough filler is for you. 

The under-eye treatment helps to make the area look fuller and more youthful. With temporary side effects and minimal aftercare, it is the perfect nonsurgical treatment for a refreshed look. 

If you are looking to get the tear trough filler treatment, then get in touch with us for an in-depth consultation to see if you are a good candidate.

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