Tear Trough is the area below your eye where dark circles can appear. This can make you look tired and may occur even in younger people, as this is the thinnest skin in the body.
Dermal fillers injected in this area help restore the volume and this will allow the light to reflect better, getting rid of the dark shadows under the eyes.
Dr. Shternfeld has extensive training and expertise in this anatomically complex area with 20 years of experience in Ophthalmic Surgery. Special attention to detail is required here for best, long lasting results.
As this area is challenging, we are using the latest technology in vascular ultrasound to guide injections and also to help many people with poor outcomes from elsewhere to get their fillers dissolved. Some of these misplaced fillers have been in place for years and are causing chronic swelling, bulging and bluish discoloration.
Conservative, careful tear trough injections are very important for good long term outcomes. Some people are not candidates for this procedure and it is important to have a careful evaluation and consultation with a knowledgeable injector before any treatment.
Tear Trough Filler – Before & After
Each picture below represents real results from our patients.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What happens during Tear Trough Filler treatment?
Getting tear trough fillers is a very simple and quick procedure. If you’re feeling nervous, hopefully, we can put your mind at ease. The procedure involves carefully introducing a filler into the under-eye area using a fine injection needle. Your doctor or practitioner will be cautious and gentle — many patients don’t feel much pain at all. Once the filler is injected, it is gently massaged into the target area to blend into the cheekbone and recreate the smooth, firm foundation for your under-eye area.
Are Tear Trough Fillers safe?
Tear trough fillers are very well tolerated and have a low-risk profile in most patients. Although the under-eye area is delicate, our soft hyaluronic acid fillers have been specially formulated for the under-eye region and are highly effective at rejuvenating this area. As long as a fully-qualified practitioner administers tear trough filler, this treatment is generally considered very safe and is far less invasive than tear trough surgery, which involves the grafting and repositioning of fat.
How long until I see results?
You will experience an immediate lifting effect from the procedure, but the final result may take up to two weeks to appear. Fillers need time to integrate with the surrounding tissues to achieve hydration balance, and skin in the treated area needs time to relax and smooth out.
How long do results last?
The results from tear trough rejuvenation can last between 12 and 18 months. Every patient will experience different results depending on lifestyle and other factors, but you can expect to top up your fillers once per year.
Will the results look natural?
Yes — Dr. Shternfeld will administer tear trough filler treatment who knows how to achieve natural-looking results. Patients should expect to look visibly rejuvenated and less tired, but this procedure will not dramatically alter their appearance.
How long do Tear Trough Filler treatments take?
The treatment is non-invasive and very simple. The entire process is normally completed in one appointment lasting 30-45 minutes.
What is the recovery time?
Recovery is minimal, and you will be able to go back to your normal day-to-day activities immediately after the appointment. There may be some localized swelling, which will subside in one to two days.
What if I don’t like the results?
We’re confident that you’ll love how you look after receiving your tear trough fillers, but one of the main benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers is that they are reversible. This gives our patients peace of mind and acts as a safety net, especially for those having the treatment for the first time.