Combat signs of age beneath the eyes for a fresher, more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers injected under the eyes can reduce dark circles, fill hollows, and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Tear troughs refer to the depression that develops between the lower eyelid and upper cheek. These unwanted creases often cast a dark shadow under the eyes, making you look tired or older than you really are. While tear troughs become more prominent with age, as we begin to lose volume in the area, for some individuals, they are an inherited trait.
What are under-eye fillers
At Cosmos Clinic Sydney, we can help you rejuvenate the under-eye area for a clearer, more youthful appearance. We do this through the strategic placement of dermal fillers.
This anti-ageing eye treatment works by imitating a naturally occurring sugar molecule. In the body, this gel-like substance works to bind water, transport nutrients, and regulate the skin’s water balance. When injected into the skin beneath the eye, this molecule can restore volume and improve your overall facial contour.
Dermal fillers can enhance your under-eyes by:
Filling in hollows: Designed to add volume to the skin, dermal fillers can fill in hollows beneath the eyes to create a smoother appearance.
Reducing dark circles: By adding a layer of gel between the dark blood vessels and the skin, dermal fillers can soften dark circles to give you a more revitalised, awake look.
Minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: Dermal fillers can also fill in lines and wrinkles beneath the eyes for an overall younger appearance.
Benefits of tear trough fillers
Dermal filler under the eyes can revitalise the face and reverse signs of age. Additionally, this increasingly popular treatment provides a number of other benefits, such as:
Instant results: Unlike other cosmetic treatments, under-eye dermal filler results are visible immediately after the injections are administered.
No downtime required: Tear trough filler is very quick to administer and requires absolutely no downtime. You can immediately resume your everyday activities afterwards.
Long-lasting results: While under-eye fillers are not permanent, they usually last longer than dermal fillers in other areas of the face, such as the lips. Results usually last between one and two years.
Why choose Cosmos Clinic Sydney for under-eye fillers
The under-eyes are quickly becoming one of the most popular areas for dermal filler. However, as more and more cosmetic clinics begin offering this treatment, it can be hard to determine where to go. Remember that the under-eye area is extremely delicate, so it is critical that you see a highly trained cosmetic injector with experience treating the tear troughs.
At Cosmos Clinic, all of our cosmetic injectors are medical professionals with years of experience and specific training in tear trough fillers. We have even been appointed as an Allergan National Trainer (a prestigious title held by less than 20 doctors nationwide).
When searching for a cosmetic injector, ensure to look out for:
A reputable clinic with a good track record of results
An injector with several years of experience
Several before and after photos of actual patients
What can I expect during a tear trough filler treatment
Keep in mind that under-eye fillers are prescribed medication that can only be administered by a qualified medical practitioner. Given this, patients must visit Cosmos Clinic for a consultation before undergoing any cosmetic injectable treatment. During your consultation, we will examine your skin to determine whether you are a candidate for tear trough fillers.
Before administering your injections, we will numb the under-eyes with cream and an ice pack to keep you comfortable during the procedure. One of our experienced doctors or registered nurses will then inject dermal filler beneath the eyes using either a needle or a cannula. Although the fillers used at our clinic contain a local anaesthetic, you may still feel some slight pressure as the product is inserted. Once the treatment is complete, your injector will apply pressure to the treatment area with gauze. You will see your under-eye filler results immediately after treatment.
What can I expect after an under-eye treatment
When compared to other under-eye treatments, dermal filler is a rather simple treatment that can be performed during your lunch break, after work or at the beginning of your weekend. As a walk-in, walk-out procedure, patients are free to resume their everyday activities immediately following treatment. However, keep in mind that the under-eyes are a sensitive area, and it is common to experience some mild swelling for one to two days afterwards. In some cases, bruising and swelling can persist for up to a week.
If tenderness or swelling causes discomfort, we recommend applying ice or a cool compress to the treatment area for ten minutes every hour. Rather than applying this directly to the skin, be sure to wrap the ice or compress in a small towel. We also advise that you avoid strenuous exercise and excessive heat for at least 24 hours, which can also help keep swelling and tenderness under control.
Be sure to stay hydrated after an under-eye filler treatment and avoid alcohol and smoking for a minimum of 24 hours. If you need to take any pain relief during your recovery, please take paracetamol rather than aspirin or ibuprofen. Your cosmetic injector will provide more thorough aftercare instructions during your under-eye treatment.
How much do under-eye fillers cost in Sydney
The cost of your tear trough fillers will depend on various factors, including the amount of filler required and the type of filler used. At Cosmos Clinic Sydney, we recognise that every patient is different and will require a personalised treatment plan to address their concerns and reach their aesthetic goals. Ultimately, the best way to determine how much your anti-ageing eye treatment will cost is to book a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic injectors.
Prices start from $350
Discounts are available for additional syringes
Initial consultation is between $120 – $330, redeemable upon treatment
Am I a suitable candidate for tear trough fillers?
If you have concerns with hollows, dark circles, or fine lines beneath the eyes, then you are most likely a great candidate for under-eye fillers. However, as with any treatment, there are some exceptions to this. Patients with very thin skin, deep tear troughs, excess skin or fat bulging under the eyes may not be suitable for this procedure. While both men and women can benefit from under-eye fillers, you must be at least 18 years old to undergo this treatment.
How do I prepare for under-eye fillers?
There are a few things we suggest doing to prepare for your tear trough filler appointment. Most importantly, you will need to avoid any potential blood thinner for around a week before treatment. This includes alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, omega 3 and vitamin E. If you are prone to cold sores, we also recommend speaking with your doctor about potentially taking prophylactic medication. Furthermore, if you have had a recent COVID-19 vaccination, you will need to wait at least two weeks before scheduling any dermal filler treatment.
What brands of dermal filler do you use?
Here in Australia, advertising guidelines prohibit us from stating which dermal filler brands are used in our clinic. This is because dermal filler is a prescription medicine that can only be prescribed by a doctor. As such, you must have a consultation at our clinic before treatment to determine whether dermal fillers under the eye are an appropriate treatment for you. At Cosmos Clinic Sydney, we use high-quality tear trough fillers from a range of well-trusted brands. If you would like to learn more, we can talk freely about your options during a consultation.
Do tear trough fillers hurt?
We will always numb your tear troughs before injecting dermal filler into the area, which keeps the treatment relatively comfortable. However, you may still feel some slight pressure or a stinging sensation as the product is inserted. Whether or not you find this painful will depend on your individual pain tolerance.
Can I combine under-eye fillers with other treatments?
Yes, many tear trough filler patients opt to treat other areas of their face with dermal filler, such as the lips, cheeks, jawline, and chin. Some also choose to have anti-wrinkle injections for total facial rejuvenation. As an anti-ageing strategy, dermal fillers can restore volume and add shape to the face, whereas anti-wrinkle injections aim to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You can discuss whether additional cosmetic injectable treatments may be suitable for you during your consultation.
How long do tear trough fillers last?
Remember that dermal fillers are not permanent, and the body will gradually metabolise the product. How quickly this happens will depend on a number of factors, such as the type of filler used and your skin type, lifestyle, and age. However, as the under-eyes are a relatively immobile area, you can expect the filler to last longer than it does in other places, such as the lips. Typically, you can expect your tear trough fillers to last between 12 and 18 months.
What can I do if I am unhappy with my results?
If you are dissatisfied with your under-eye filler results, you have a couple of options. If you don’t believe enough filler was injected to correct hollows, your cosmetic injector can administer additional dermal filler. Alternatively, if you completely regret undergoing this treatment, we can inject an enzyme beneath the eyes to completely dissolve the filler.
Do tear trough fillers have any side effects?
Most dermal filler patients tolerate this treatment very well, even after years of repeated injections. However, just like any other medical procedure, there are some temporary side effects to be aware of. These include bruising, swelling and redness, which all usually subside within a few hours or days.
Some patients may develop more rare complications, such as lumps of infection. Luckily, we can instantly dissolve your tear trough filler using a special enzyme if the treatment needs to be reversed to address complications.
In some very rare cases, your injector may inject the dermal filler into a blood vessel instead of beneath the skin. This can block blood flow and lead to complications such as skin death and, in severe cases, blindness. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you only ever see an experienced cosmetic injector with the training to prevent this from occurring.
Where else can dermal filler be injected?
In addition to correcting hollows and dark circles beneath the eyes, we use dermal fillers to soften and plump various other areas of the face, including the:
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To comply with NSW Public Health Orders, Cosmos Clinic is currently only providing surgical procedures, and medical procedures performed by Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) Registered health practitioners that involve the prescribing of Schedule 4 medications or procedures requiring venous access or post-operative care for our surgical patients. Our surgical procedures are only performed at our licensed and accredited Day Surgery facility. We are not providing any treatments that may be provided by persons who are not AHPRA Registered health practitioners, such as beauticians, including laser skin treatments.
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patient and visitor screening questions* are located at entries, along with QR Codes and a hand hygiene station. Patients and visitors are required to answer the screening questions in that checklist, and check in using the QR Code. Patients and visitors who do not pass the screening test will be turned away;
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*The screening checklist questions are those set out in the NSW Ministry of Health COVID-19 Screening and NSW Healthcare Facilities document, dated 17 July 2021, and updated as restrictions change.