6 Things to Know Before Getting a Tear Trough Filler

July 28, 2021

A tear trough filler, also known as an under eye filler, can revitalize tired eyes, remove those pesky dark shadows and make your eyes “pop” for all of the right reasons. While people around the world are seeking out this treatment, there are some things that you should know before getting fillers.

6 Must-Know Facts About Getting a Tear Trough Filler

1. Fillers Last Long, But They're Not Permanent

Fillers don’t last forever. The hyaluronic acid will remain longer under your eyes than in more mobile areas of the body, such as your lips, which move a lot. Most under eye fillers will last for 9 to 24 months.

Typically, you’ll notice the fillers slowly weakening, so you can go back for treatment when necessary.

2. Needles Near Your Eyes Are Scary

No matter how old or young you are, having a needle near your eyes will be scary. The pressure is lower than if you’ve had cheek fillers, and the pain is very minimal. For most people, the pain will last a second or two before subsiding.

3. Results are Immediate

Once you leave the office, you’ll immediately notice a difference in your eyes. There's no downtime, so you can go about your day without any interruptions. 

4. You May Experience Brusing or Swelling

Since only one small needle puncture is required to inject the fillers, you’ll experience minor bruising and swelling at most. Many people don’t have any bruising or swelling. If you do experience these, the good news is that they’ll only last for 48 hours in most cases.

You can also do a few things to reduce your risk of swelling and bruising:

  • Ice the skin after the procedure
  • Avoid alcohol consumption for a few days prior
  • Don't take any NSAIDs for a few days before the procedure

5. You Might Need Some Tweaking

You may not have the results exactly how you want them following the procedure. Follow-up appointments are common and allow you to achieve the exact look that you want. Typically, the follow-up is scheduled about two weeks after the initial procedure.

If necessary, a few additional drops of filler can be added to flatten any of the minor puffing that you might be experiencing.

6. Not All Dark Circles Can Be Fixed

If you’re considering an under eye filler to help correct dark circles, the procedure may or may not work. Not all dark circles can be fixed. For example, if you have a pigmentation issue, the fillers may only accentuate the dark circles.

This is most common with people who have darker skin tones.

But if the dark circles are a result of volume loss that is causing shadows alone your under eye, fillers will do wonders to correct the issue.

Tear trough fillers can help add volume to your under eyes and provide a minimally invasive procedure with no downtime necessary. Results can be seen immediately, and if bruising or swelling does occur, you’ll only experience it for a day or two before it subsides.