As an aesthetic practitioner, it’s likely to be a common question that your clients and patients will ask you, but does tear trough filler get rid of wrinkles? And how? In this article we’re going to explore the effectiveness of this procedure when it comes to managing wrinkles and fine lines for your patients.
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Understanding Tear Troughs and Wrinkles
Tear troughs are the area between the lower eyelid and the upper cheek. As we get older, the skin under the eyes loses volume, resulting in dark hollows or depressions – hence the name tear trough (a hollow trough that ‘catches’ tears). In some cases, they can also appear as a result of significant weight loss.
Tear troughs can exacerbate the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They give the appearance of being visibly fatigued, sometimes making patients appear older than they actually are. There are many over-the-counter creams available that claim to help with the appearance of tear troughs, though many will look to fillers to try to combat them.
Tear Trough Filler: An Effective Solution
Tear trough fillers, also known as under-eye fillers, are a popular non-surgical treatment option for addressing hollows, depressions, and fine lines in the tear trough area.
These fillers are typically composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a main contributor to the elasticity and moisture retention of the skin. They are carefully injected beneath the eye to restore volume and hydration, quite literally filling the area out and providing a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Patients will generally notice results instantly, there is no requirement for anaesthetic, and it doesn’t lead to any excessive swelling or bruising. It’s also a very quick procedure, often taking no more than 10 minutes. Although there is some guidance post treatment, such as avoiding makeup or washing with hot water for 24 hours, patients can resume a normal life immediately after treatment.
The Impact on Wrinkles
Dermal fillers for tear troughs will primarily target the hollowing and volume loss in the under-eye area, however they can also have positive secondary effects on wrinkles around the eyes. The hyaluronic acid will replenish a loss of volume in the skin surrounding the tear trough area, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and giving patients a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.
Tear trough fillers primarily address volume loss and hollowing rather than addressing deeper wrinkles. It’s important to manage patient expectations and explain that fillers may not completely eliminate deep wrinkles in this area.
Not every patient will be suitable for tear trough filler. It’s important that the skin around the eyes is thick and healthy enough for the procedure. Patients will be unsuitable if:
- They have very thin skin, particularly in the affected area
- Their tear troughs are particularly deep
- There is too much fat or skin under the eyes
- The skin is broken, infected or irritated
- They have an existing medical condition that could cause complications.
Technique and Skill
The procedure is a delicate and intricate one. Aesthetic practitioners must possess a high level of skill and expertise to administer tear trough fillers safely and effectively. Proper placement and technique are essential for achieving natural-looking results and minimising potential risks. Under no circumstances should the procedure be attempted without proper training.
In some cases, combining tear trough filler treatments with other procedures, such as Botox injections or skin resurfacing treatments, can optimise results, especially when looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Aesthetic practitioners can assess each patient’s unique needs and develop a personalised treatment plan that addresses both volume loss and wrinkles. As always, it’s important to discuss all the options available to a patient and provide them with the guidance they need to make an informed decision.
So, does tear trough filler get rid of wrinkles?
Tear trough fillers are an effective solution for addressing volume loss and hollowing in the under-eye area. While their primary focus is not on wrinkle reduction, tear trough fillers can have a positive secondary impact on the appearance of wrinkles in the tear trough region.
As an aesthetic practitioner, it is crucial to educate your patients about the expected outcomes and discuss potential combination approaches for achieving optimal results. At Fox Pharma, we have a range of quality dermal fillers available, such as REVOLAX, Teosyal, and Juvèderm. Our uncompromising standards mean that we only stock high-quality and market-leading products.If you have any questions about our dermal fillers, or want to find more about our products, don’t hesitate to contact us.