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Fix Those Tired Eyes!

Are you fed up with looking tired all of the time, despite feeling quite perky? You’re not alone. Every week thousands of people are searching for ‘tear trough filler near me’ in the hope it will make them look and feel more refreshed and less worn out!

The easy place to start is on Glowday, where you can choose from hundreds of practitioners using our simple and quick search tool. Glowday is the UK’s biggest booking platform for booking these kinds of treatments, so you’ll be sure to find someone fantastic - and medically qualified - offering tear trough fillers near you.

What are tear trough fillers?

Tear trough fillers, also known as under eye filler, are an increasingly popular non-surgical treatment where strategically placed hyaluronic acid fillers replace lost volume, thus improving the undereye shadow and loose skin.

The skin beneath the eyes is very delicate and there are important nerves and arteries in that area, so it is imperative that you choose a suitably medically qualified and experienced practitioner to carry out your tear trough fillers.

There are over 60 brands of dermal filler available in the UK. Those commonly used are Restylane Lyft®, Juvéderm Voluma® Belotero® and Teosyal Redensity®. These are all hyaluronic acid-based fillers which will last 6-12+ months.

Kind of results you can expect.

A beautiful tear trough filler before and after example from Dr Bibi Ghalaie, her client is now looking refreshed and relaxed!

How much do tear trough fillers cost?

Costs vary depending mostly on the type of dermal filler, the area of the face to be filled, the degree of filling required and the expertise of the practitioner.

Generally, prices for dermal fillers are based upon the estimated number of syringes needed to obtain the required result. Most fillers come in 1ml syringes. Most clients require up to 0.5ml for each tear trough.

In addition, different filler brands such as Teosyal Redensity®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Radiesse® and Juvederm® differ in price depending on the clinic and/or practitioner.

Where you live may also make a difference. Generally treatments will cost slightly less in the North, than the South. The important thing to remember, however, is not to be persuaded by a 'deal' or cheap tear trough filler. This is a warning sign. You pay for what you get and professional, medically-qualified practitioners will rarely offer deals or cut-price treatments. Cheap deals usually mean cheap (dodgy) products and inexperienced practitioners.

Hence, overall prices may vary from £350 to over £500 per treatment session.

What are the risks of tear trough fillers?

The most common side effect is slight bleeding after the needle has been inserted into the skin. Other risks include bruising, tenderness, redness and swelling around the injection site. These signs may take 2-3 days to vanish completely.

Occasionally, a ‘bleb’ will occur. This is where the filler has been injected too superficially (close to the surface) and will need to be dissolved.

Rarely, allergic type reactions can occur after a filler treatment. These include prolonged redness, swelling, itching and/or hardness and bumps in the skin. Such signs may appear at some or all injection points. Sometimes, they can last several months or longer, but this is extremely unusual.

Another rare side effect is occlusions. This is where filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel and creates a blockage. This presents as whitening of the skin, followed by the area turning greyish-purple. If left untreated, this can result in tissue loss in the affected area. There have been reports of this in lip and nose treatments.

One particular type of occlusion is an ocular occlusion. This is where a blood vessel supplying the eye gets blocked, resulting in partial or complete blindness.

If you exhibit ANY symptoms of occlusion, you need to seek the advice of your practitioner and/or visit accident and emergency immediately. You will need to be prescribed emergency treatment medicines, which is why it is important that you have access to a practitioner who is able to prescribe medicine.

As with any skin treatment, injections should be avoided in areas where the skin is swollen or where infections are present - e.g. active acne.

If you have a history of cold sores or fever blisters in the treated area, filler injections may cause an outbreak. In this case, your practitioner may recommend that you take a course of anti-viral medicine before your treatment to help reduce the likelihood. If you have a known allergy to hyaluronic fillers or any of the ingredients in the filler product, you must inform your practitioner. An alternative treatment will need to be carried out.

Dermal fillers have not been tested on pregnant women. No medically qualified practitioner would carry out a filler treatment on a pregnant woman.

Now you see it, now you don't! Dr Bibi Ghalaie is a specialist in tear trough fillers and you can see why!

Does tear trough filler hurt?

Depending on the area being injected, the type of filler and the pain relief method being used, clients may find this procedure relatively painless to uncomfortable. Treatments around the nose and lips are usually more painful than other areas but most clients find filler treatments bearable.

You must discuss pain management options with your practitioner and let them know if you are finding the procedure too uncomfortable.

If you're looking for clinics near you who offer tear trough fillers, you can compare and book from hundreds of medically-qualified professionals on Glowday, right now.

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