If you are looking to reduce the appearance of under eye bags and give yourself a more refreshed look, then a dermal filler treatment for the tear troughs may be right for you. This procedure adds volume and lifts the area to give a more youthful appearance. The results can last up to a year before touch-ups are required.
Before a filler treatment starts, the medical technician will disinfect the area under your eyes. They will also apply an ice pack or topical anesthetic to numb the area. The injections are then administered through a microcannula for minimal discomfort. Once the injections are done, the skin will be massaged to ensure that the filler is distributed evenly.
The most common side effects of a tear trough filler are bruising and swelling. However, these side effects typically improve after 48 hours. If you experience any persistent lumpiness or discoloration after your treatment, contact your practitioner immediately. Serious complications from tear trough fillers are rare but have included blindness (when the filler gets into the blood stream and blocks the vessels that supply blood to the eye).
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important to find a skilled medical professional for your injectable treatments. The under eye area is particularly delicate, so you want to be sure that your doctor has extensive experience in treating this area. Also, it is best to work with a provider who is accredited by bodies like Save Face and the CQC.