Using Filler in Tear Troughs for Dark Circles + Tired Eyes

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Filler injections in the tear trough area are common, addressing problems such as tired, dark eyes and a lack of undereye volume. These treatments are off-label as no company has approved treatment with a filler in a tear trough; however, if administered properly, it’s completely safe. Many providers have adopted this method of treating patients concerned with dark, tired eyes. When it comes to dermal fillers, our Baton Rouge-area patients have come to count on the rejuvenation these dermal fillers provide.

What is the best dermal filler for under eyes?

My favorite product to use in the area is Restylane-L due to the minimal water attraction to the area with this product and a decreased chance of Tyndall effect. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “In aesthetics, the Tyndall effect is used to describe the bluish hue that is visible within the skin caused by too superficial placement of hyaluronic acid (HA) filler.”

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How do they inject under eye fillers?

I perform the procedure using a cannula. This allows for a safer procedure, as the thought of a cannula is to decrease chance for vascular occlusion and tends to give a result with less bruising after the procedure.

Often after performing this procedure, I feel as though I have more patients that leave the office teary-eyed wanting to give me a hug because they feel as though this treatment made them look the way they feel they should look when seeing themselves in the mirror. You can see our patients’ undereye filler injection results in the before and after photos below and in our photo gallery.

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Before + After of Tear Trough treated with Restalyne-L 2cc Voluma to cheeks and 1cc Restylane to tear troughs

Does under eye filler hurt?

The procedure is virtually painless! We apply a numbing agent to the treatment area, so the patient feels little to no discomfort during the procedure. Most hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers like Restylane-L also contain lidocaine, an anesthetic, to further reduce potential discomfort.

How long does it take for fillers to show results?

The procedure only takes about 30 minutes. What’s even better? Results are instant and you are free to resume all normal physical activity 24 hours after the procedure. You can learn more about what to expect before and after dermal filler treatments in our related blog post.

How long do fillers for dark circles last?

The product typically lasts up to a year in most patients, but that depends on individual factors such as how quickly your body breaks down the filler. 

Weiler Plastic Surgery performs tear trough injections and other aesthetic treatments at our plastic surgery offices in Baton Rouge, Hammond, Covington, and Denham Springs, LA. For any questions or to schedule an appointment, call us at (225) 399-0001 or use our online form to request a consultation.


Forbes – How to Instantly Ban Dark Circles

The Tyndall Effect – US National Library of Medicine

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