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At True Blue Aesthetics, patients come to us from Edmond and throughout the Oklahoma City, OK area for minimally invasive procedures that effectively refresh and rejuvenate their appearance. Patients turn to products like under eye cream and concealer and try to get more sleep to reduce under eye bags and dark circles, but the results are not satisfactory. The truth is that if deep tear troughs are leaving their eyes looking tired and hollow, the solution is tear trough area treatment with injectable dermal filler.

What is a Tear Trough?

The medical name for the tear trough is the nasojugal groove. It’s the area under your eye that extends from your lower eyelid and arcs toward your cheekbone. Because the skin in the under eye area is so delicate, dark circles can quickly appear as a result of lack of sleep, allergies, or stress. However, if you still see hollow eyes after a relaxing vacation, it’s likely that the culprit is deep tear troughs. With age, thinning under eye skin, increased skin laxity, and collagen and volume loss make the tear troughs appear deeper. In some people, this results in a tear trough deformity that causes a deeper line between the eye and cheek as well as pigmentation in the form of dark shadows that won’t respond to topical products.

How Does Tear Trough Filler Work?

Deep tear troughs are a result of decreased volume in the under eye area, and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are ideal for restoring plumpness to this delicate skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar that occurs naturally in our bodies, and it attracts water molecules to help hydrate and plump skin. Gel-like hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® as are approved by the FDA, and can quickly smooth the under eye area to reduce deep tear troughs and dark shadows.

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Benefits of Tear Trough Fillers

If you feel that under eye bags, dark circles, under eye hollows make you look older or exhausted, you may be a good candidate for tear trough treatment with hyaluronic acid fillers. Benefits include:

  • Reduce the appearance of hollow eyes
  • Reduce or eliminate under eye bags and puffiness
  • Reduce or eliminate dark circles under the eyes
  • Smooth wrinkles and fine lines under the eyes
  • A fast, minimally invasive procedure
  • An effective alternative to eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) for many
  • No downtime

Preparing for Injectable Fillers

The only thing you need to do to prepare for tear trough treatment is attend a personal consultation with one of the experienced aestheticians at True Blue Aesthetics. Once you have candidly shared your frustrations and goals, you and your provider will decide together if dermal filler tear trough treatment is right for you.

Tear Trough Filler Treatment

Tear trough filler treatment is fast and comfortable. Your injector may use an anesthetic cream to numb the area under your eyes, then you simply relax while a fine needle or cannula is used to inject the dermal filler into the targeted areas.

What to Expect After Tear Trough Filler

No downtime or recovery time is needed after tear trough filler. Your under eye area may look a little red at the injection site, but this will quickly resolve on its own.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tear Trough Filler

What are the risks of tear trough fillers?

The FDA has approved our HA fillers, and they are considered to be safe. Side effects of tear trough treatment are rare, and may include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Itching2

How much is tear trough filler?

The cost of tear trough treatment depends on the filler used and the number of filler injections required to achieve the patient’s desired results. We’ll go over the cost of your customized treatment plan during your consultation.

How long does tear trough filler last?

All dermal fillers are naturally metabolized by the body, so you will eventually need touch-up treatments. You can expect the results of your tear trough filler treatment to last up to one year.

When will I see results?

That’s one of the best things about dermal fillers: you will notice the results of your tear trough treatment right away!

Can I combine tear trough treatment with other services?

Absolutely. Many of our clients choose to optimize their facial rejuvenation by combining tear trough treatment with additional injections of hyaluronic acid fillers or BOTOX® to reduce signs of aging elsewhere on the face. Another great way to refresh your look is to add microneedling, laser skin resurfacing, or medical grade skin care to your treatment experience.

Contact Us

If you live in Edmond, Oklahoma City, or nearby Oklahoma communities and are ready to diminish under eye bags and dark circles quickly, contact us to schedule your tear trough filler appointment.

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1 Sharad J. Dermal Fillers for the Treatment of Tear Trough Deformity: A Review of Anatomy, Treatment Techniques, and their Outcomes. J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2012 Oct;5(4):229-38. doi: 10.4103/0974-2077.104910. PMID: 23378704; PMCID: PMC3560162. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23378704/. Accessed March 3, 2023.

2 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dermal Fillers (Soft Tissue Fillers). Available: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/cosmetic-devices/dermal-fillers-soft-tissue-fillers. Accessed March 3, 2023.

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