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What are Tear trough fillers?


There are an exceptionally large number of cosmetic procedures available in the modern world, and it can be a little bit of a challenge to identify exactly what each procedure entails; it can sometimes feel like there is an ocean of technical phrases and medical terminology to wade through to make sense of it.

Even though Tear trough filler is perhaps a simpler moniker to make sense of, you still may be unfamiliar with the technical aspects of the procedure, or with the conditions it has been designed to counteract. In this post we’ll examine Tear trough fillers in depth, to ensure that you’ll know exactly what you’re signing up for in the event that you elect for this procedure; as with any cosmetic procedure, it is ultimately just a solution to a specific aesthetic problem.

The Problem

Many people find themselves with gradually deepening hollows and wrinkles under their eyes as they get older. For many it is just one part of the overall ageing process, but in others they can form as a result of excessive stress, sleep deprivation, or even a poor diet.

Whatever the cause of their formation, while some people see them as a mark of wisdom and a life well lived, others interpret them as a sign of fatigue and untimely ageing. Indeed, if the negative interpretation is favoured, these hollows and wrinkles can make a serious dent in an individual’s self esteem, diminishing their confidence and hurting their professional and social endeavours.

For many people, the only way to restore peace of mind and return to a better-rested, youthful appearance, is to elect to have cosmetic treatment. In this case, the treatment to choose would be tear trough filler.

The Solution

The start of any treatment at botonics is a free consultation, an opportunity to make sure that the treatment that you wish to undergo is the right choice for you, and that you have no outstanding medical conditions that could undermine the effectiveness of the treatment, or negatively affect your heath if aggravated by said treatment.

Assuming that nothing untoward is flagged up in the consultation, one of highly skilled specialists can, as the procedure is a relatively quick one, conduct the Tear trough filling procedure on the same day.

Firstly, a fast acting topical anaesthetic is applied to the target area, this will normally take full effect after around 30 minutes. Blunt cannulas are used to inject a dermal filler called Restylane into the hollow area. Blunt cannulas cause less bruising, and far less discomfort than the more familiar sharp needles used for medical purposes. We often utilise a blend of Restylane that features 0.3% lidocaine, a type of anaesthetic, to even further reduce the minimal aches and pains sometimes experienced post treatment. The Restylane is injected deeper into your face than you would perhaps expect, in order to ensure a smooth finish. This whole process will usually take around one hour to complete.

As with many similar treatments, Tear trough filling is not a permanent fix, as your body will eventually fully breakdown and dispose of the Restylane filler after 8 to 12 months. Be wary of any company or individual that promises a longer lasting, or faster to apply treatment, as the generic fillers utilised by these companies can often be suspect, as can the medical abilities of the individual applying the treatment. If you’re going to improve your self-image, you owe it to yourself and your body to do it the right way!

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