Tear trough

Tear trough

          Tear trough deformity is a primary concern in a lot of individuals seeking periorbital rejuvenation. A prominent tear trough deformity characterizes by a sunken appearance of the eye that results in a dark shadow casting over the lower eyelid, giving the patient a fatigued appearance despite adequate rest. Many treatments procedures to correct tear trough included ;

  1. Dermal filler injection
  2. Fat graft
  3. Laser tightening
  4.  Surgery

Dermal filler injection is the best choice in case of mild to moderate tear trough without downtime or recovery needed.


A good candidate for tear trough filler

  1. Mild to moderate tear trough without any skin conditions such as infection at the injection area.
  2. No history of allergic reaction to hyaluronic acid dermal filler
  3. Realistic expectation


Preparation for tear trough filler

  • consultation with the doctor about your expectation
  • Stop taking anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin at least two weeks, or some vitamin and herbal supplements that may increase bleeding during and after the procedure


Procedure of tear trough filler

          The procedure done is typically takes less than half an hour time. Tear trough filler is a painless procedure and can be performed under local anesthesia. The total time of examination and injection is usually less than 10-15 minutes


Post-procedure care

  1. The patients should avoid intense or extended pressure within the treated area
  2. The patients should be informed about aftercare, such as avoiding massage, strenuous physical activity and exposure to extreme cold or heat for up to six hours post-treatment
  3. It is important to schedule follow-up sessions to assess the clinical result. Touch-ups may be performed in the follow-up sessions if required.


Risk and Complications

The risk and complications are very rare under specialist care included:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Over-filled or Asymmetry
  • Migraine
  • Blindness



Pain is a minimal discomfort in post-treatment. Patients can return to work in a day. The results can last for a half-year and more.


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