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Tear Trough (under-eye) Injectables Treatment

The Tear Trough (under-eye) Injectable Treatment is the administration of hyaluronic acid product under the eyes, to address hollowing and undereye bags.

What is Tear Trough (under-eye) Injectable Treatment?

Whether its genetic factors, age related or a combination of both, when looking into a mirror, you may notice that your under-eye region is looking hollow and has dark shadows. A number of factors can contribute to under-eye hollowing, including fat and bone loss, skin pigmentation and underlying blood vessels.

When treating the under-eye area, there are several considerations. Firstly, it is important that the whole under-eye area is treated to ensure that the junction of the upper cheek and under-eye junction is as seamless as possible.

Secondly, it is essential to use what is termed ‘micro-droplets’ of the semi-permanent hyaluronic acid product to ensure that there is no visibility of the product under the eyes.

Thirdly, it is essential that the right technique is determined to maximise the aesthetic outcome – this can be needle only or both needle and cannula.

Note: In addition to treating under-eye hollowing, if it is assessed that there is also a skin pigmentation problem, we have a range of skin treatments specifically designed to treat those concerns.

Does this treatment hurt?

At Bella Plastic Surgery we use quick-acting topical anaesthetic to numb the area prior to treatment and this allows for a comfortable injectable treatment for our patients.

What Hyaluronic Acid Product is used?

We use the highest quality semi-permanent hyaluronic acid products to achieve long-lasting results. There are many types of hyaluronic acid products available. Hyaluronic acid products are comprised of complex sugar molecules which are naturally-occurring within your body, and which bind with water to support your skin and increase volume.

What is the recovery time?

This treatment may cause some bruising and swelling in the under-eye area which can persist for up to a week (or longer) following treatment so please ensure that you factor the downtime into your day-to-day commitments.

Potential Risks

Every non-surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand these risks and the possible complications associated. The majority of patients do not experience the following, but you should discuss each possible risk with your physician to ensure that you understand the risks and can make an informed decision regarding your treatment.

Common side effects may occur immediately or maybe delayed and include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding/Haematoma
  • Inflammatory Reactions (swelling, Skin redness)
  • Itchiness
  • Tenderness
  • Paraesthesia/Numbness

Other adverse reactions may include:

  • Induration or nodules
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Weak filling effect
  • Infections including abscesses, granuloma, hypersensitivity

Extremely rare but serious adverse events associated with intravascular injection of hyaluronic acid products have been reported and include temporary and permanent visual impairment, blindness, cerebral ischemia or cerebral haemorrhage, leading to stroke, skin necrosis, and damage to underlying structures.

Post-Procedure Care

The following are very common side effects after treatment and should resolve with time.  

  • Swelling 
  • Bruising 
  • Redness 
  • Puncture Marks 
  • Asymmetry 
  • Tenderness 
  • Hardness 
  • Tightness 
  • Itching 

To prevent and/or help minimise any bruising after your  treatment:  

  • Application of a cold compress to the treatment area immediately and for at least 15minutes after. 
  • The regular intermittent application of cold packs during the first 24-48 hours may be beneficial. A cycle to consider is 10min on and 5min off. 
  • Sleep with the head elevated for the first evening. 
  • Vigorous exercise can increase blood pressure and aggravate any bruising that is developing – therefore, exercise should be avoided for the first 24 hours. 
  • You should avoid extreme heat for the first 24hrs (or until bruising has resolved). 
  • Topical creams that may help with bruising – reduction in the development and helping in the resolution. 
  • Arnica cream – apply liberally to affected area 3-4 x per day until resolution. 
  • Vitamin k cream – apply liberally to affected area 3-4 x per day until resolution. 

Final ResultsYour final results can take 2 -4 weeks. You will require further treatments to achieve your desired results.

AftercarePlease contact the clinic immediately 1300 373 662 if you experience any inflammatory reaction and/or side effect. Late onset inflammatory response may occur at least 2 months after injection. If necessary, additional treatments, medications and/or surgery may be necessary.   

If out of hours, please attend your local medical centre or emergency department.  

  • You may return to your normal activities (including driving immediately post-treatment.    
  • Please cleanse face with water and gentle cleanser.  Avoid any active ingredients.  
  • Avoid makeup for at least 12 hours 
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure and extreme temperatures for at least 2 weeks post treatment.   
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or alcohol for 24 hours.  
  • Avoid touching or massaging the treatment area.  
  • Avoid facials, waxing, chemical peels, IPL, laser or any other skin treatments for at least 2 weeks after treatment. 

As part of your post-treatment care plan, you will be provided with verbal and written post-treatment instructions.