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Do Your Tear Troughs Make You Look Tired All The Time? Correct Them With Dermal Fillers

by Colleen Sanders

Tear troughs are the deep creases that develop between the bottom of your eyes and your nose. Highly visible tear troughs can make you appear tired and worn-out. When you have deep tear troughs, your nose tends to cast a shadow underneath your eye, resulting in a darkened area under your eye that makes you look like you're not getting enough sleep.

Many people who have deep tear troughs attempt to correct them by drinking more water, sleeping more, and using expensive eye creams. Unfortunately, these methods of making the tear troughs less visible are rarely successful. Tear troughs are caused by a lack of volume in the area underneath of your eye, which means that it's not possible to make them less visible by hydrating better or sleeping longer at night.

Thankfully, it's easy to make tear troughs less visible by injecting dermal fillers into them to increase their volume. If you have deep tear troughs underneath your eyes and want to make them less noticeable, read on to learn more about how dermal fillers can help.

How Do Dermal Fillers Reduce the Appearance of Tear Troughs?

Dermal fillers contain mostly hyaluronic acid, which is a compound that's naturally produced by your body. Hyaluronic acid can absorb an enormous amount of water, which is what makes it effective as a filler — it adds a substantial amount of volume to the area it's injected into. When used to help reduce the visibility of tear troughs, the purpose of the filler is to elevate the crease in the skin, which helps it to blend in.

When you have a dermal filler injected into your tear troughs, your provider will most likely use a blunt cannula instead of a needle in order to place the filler underneath of your skin. With a cannula, only one needle puncture is required in order to insert it, minimizing the amount of discomfort you'll experience during the procedure.

Since tear troughs are relatively small, it's common for providers to only inject a tiny amount of filler into the area during the initial visit. More filler can be added later if the initial amount of filler wasn't sufficient. It's important to start with a small amount of filler, as adding too much filler can increase the volume of the area under your eyes too much, resulting in puffiness.

How Long Do Dermal Filler Injections for Tear Troughs Last?

Hyaluronic acid is absorbed slowly by your body, so dermal filler injections aren't permanent. However, the area underneath of your eyes absorbs the hyaluronic acid very slowly, so fillers injected into this area almost always last longer than lip fillers or cheek fillers. You'll slowly notice your tear troughs returning as your body absorbs the hyaluronic acid. When you need to start covering them with concealer again, it's time to schedule another appointment for a repeat injection.

The exact length of time that your tear trough fillers will last depends on your unique physiology, but most people can expect to retain their post-procedure results for several months afterwards.

If you're tired of your deep tear troughs making you look tired all the time, find a clinic in your area that offers dermal filler injection for the under-eye area. The procedure is quick and inexpensive, and you'll see instant results afterwards. When it comes to reducing the visibility of reducing deep tear troughs, dermal fillers are one of the quickest and least-invasive methods.