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Are Tear Trough Fillers Effective for Treating Undereye Bags?

As time passes and we begin to age, the bones in our face thin and widen. As a result, we lose some of the fat around the eyes. This leads to our faces beginning to look hollower between our eyes and our cheeks. This hollow space is referred to a tear trough. Many other factors can affect this such as genetics, diet, increased sun exposure, and smoking which can also thin our facial bones and fat over time. However, if you want to treat your tear troughs you might want to consider treatment. To replace some of that lost volume, you can get what is called a filler, which is a gel-like substance made of hyaluronic acid. This type of hyaluronic acid is a natural occurring molecule in our skin.

An alternative to filler, which could be considered more invasive, would be to inject your own fat into your tear troughs. This is where you would have your own fat injected to have it repositioned around your eye. However, hyaluronic acid fillers are less invasive and less time consuming. Also, having fillers injected can only take around five to ten minutes. Right away, your eyes will look fuller and you may experience some swelling and redness. It’ll go away after around 48 hours. You won’t see the full effects of the fillers until around two weeks have passed.

Worst case scenario if there are any complications with hyaluronic filler it can be completely dissolved. Some side effects of tear trough filler is that sometimes it can accidentally be injected into the blood vessel which could contribute to temporary vision problems. There have been very few reports of any permanent damage though.


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