Tear Trough Under Eye Fillers – Delivered by Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai, Leading Oculoplastic Surgeon

Treatment Summary

The tear trough is the area between your cheek and lower eyelid. As we age, we lose volume in this area sometimes causing under-eye dark circles to appear. An effective tear trough treatment is to inject filler into this area – restoring the lost volume and reducing the appearance of dark circles.

Mrs. Shah-Desai is an oculoplastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical experience treating intricate facial anatomy has pioneered a biplanar technique of correcting the tear trough deformity called EyeBoost™ achieving natural-looking results which give the patient a younger, fresher, less tired-looking appearance.

  • Painless – topical anaesthetic is applied
  • Long-lasting results – 6 – 18 months
  • Quick – typically takes 15 minutes with little downtime

Before & After Tear Trough Fillers

Under eye fillers before and after pictures. Disclaimer: Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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Patient Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose tear trough fillers?

As we age, we lose volume in the tear trough region – giving us tired eyes due to dark circles, wrinkles thinning skin and under-eye hollows. This ageing change can start as early as our late twenties and can cause a lot of distress when looking in the mirror.

Tear trough fillers are an effective way of treating dark circles under the eyes and under-eye hollows due to volume loss. Precisely based filler adds volume to the area, reducing the darkness, hollows and wrinkles. It also improves skin quality by boosting collagen production and hydrating skin from the inside.

Oculoplastic Surgeon Dr Shah-Desai has over 20 years of experience injecting in this area and teaches doctors from all over the world in how to deliver safe, effective and natural-looking tear trough results. She has pioneered the EyeBoost™ technique – which takes a 360 approach to rejuvenating tired eyes. This treatment volumises pronounced tear troughs, plumps hollows and rejuvenates the eye zone by precisely injecting a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler along the skin of the lower eye lid and tear trough.

  • Painless – topical anaesthetic is applied
  • Long-lasting results – 6 – 18 months
  • Quick – typically takes 15 minutes with little downtime

Why tear troughs develop?

How The Peri-orbital Area Ages

What are fillers?

The dermal fillers we use are made from hyaluronic acid – a substance that occurs naturally in the body. These types of fillers are biodegradable, which means that they will gradually be absorbed as the gel breaks down and water takes its place. When totally absorbed, the filler gel disappears unnoticed from the body.

How long do tear trough fillers last?

Most patients retain their results for 6-18 months, however precisely how long a tear trough treatment holds its effect is very individual. This depends on many factors, such as your age, skin type, lifestyle, and muscle activity.

Do tear trough fillers hurt?

We apply a topical anaesthesia for 15 minutes before your treatment, meaning that the tear trough filler injections are virtually painless. The fillers themselves also contain an anaesthetic to make the treatment more comfortable.

What happens during treatment?

First we take your photo, in order to give you a comparison for before and after your treatment. Dr Shah-Desai then applies a topical anaesthetic and leaves it to numb your eyelid skin for several minutes. She then precisely injects filler under the skin in tiny aliquots with a very thin needle which takes around 15 minutes. Sabrina will then analyse how the filler is reducing your volume deficiency and dark circles and add more filler to certain areas if necessary. We then give you a complimentary specialist skincare kit to help look after your under-eye area.

When will I see a result?

The treatment usually takes less than 15 minutes and you can see an initial result from the tear trough fillers immediately. Often the treatment causes a very subtle swelling, so although the area will instantly look more filled, we advise waiting a week to see the final result of the treatment. If you have a pigment problem with your under-eyes as well as a tear trough deficiency you will need a bespoke skincare regime to reduce this pigmentation too. In this case you’ll see an instant improvement from the fillers (which will improve shadowing and thin skin issues), but it will take several weeks to improve the pigment issue.

Side effects and downtime?

You can go back to work immediately after the treatment. Bruises and lumps sometimes occur and are usually visible for 3-7 days. They can be effectively covered up by makeup. Our philosophy is natural -looking results and this treatment is undetectable once any swelling or bruising has settled down.

Tear trough fillers recovery time

You should not have this treatment if you…

  • Have a known allergy to the product or lidocaine
  • Have an active infection at site of injection
  • Have alcohol in your system: the injections are more likely to give you bruises
  • Are pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
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About Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai MS, FRCS

Known as “London’s Eye Rejuvenation Expert”, Sabrina Shah-Desai is a leading international oculoplastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience in aesthetic and medical eye treatments. She is an active researcher in the field and has pioneered industry-changing tear trough rejuvenation techniques.

Dr Shah-Desai runs the prestigious academy OFAA – which trains doctors, nurses and surgeons from all over the world in how to deliver safe, effective aesthetic eye treatments.

She is also highly commended by the Safety In Beauty Diamond Awards and has appeared as an advisor on their expert panel.

Under Eye Tear Trough Filler Reviews

No-knife eye lift to banish dark circles is new cure for hollow eyes | Daily Mail Online

  • Alice Hart-Davis has always had hollow eyes that have worsened with age
  • She tries a new treatment that injects the area with a gel filler
  • She loves the result – her eyes look smoother, fresher and very natural
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Under Eye Tear Trough Filler Cost

From £450

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