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Tear Trough Dermal Fillers

Dr Natasha Clinics specialises in Anti-Ageing Treatments, Dermal Fillers and Advanced Aesthetics.
Revitalise your skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles with Dr Natasha.

How long it takes

Approximate treatment time is 30–40 minutes.

Return to work

Approximately 1 hour after treatment.

Recovery time

Approximately 48–72 hours after treatment.

How long it lasts

Approximately 12-24 months after treatment.

What is tear trough filler treatment?

This effective non-surgical treatment can help to reduce dark eye hollows under the eyes. A build-up of fluid around the eyes, known as periorbital edema, can also create the appearance of eye bags, making you look tired and older. This area of lost volume underneath the eye also creates shadowing, which leads to the appearance of dark circles. Tear trough dermal filler treatments can dramatically improve the appearance of the eyes. Dr Natasha will gently inject fine filler into the tear trough, which will plump, illuminate and soften the shadows under the eyes. This revolutionary and non-surgical eye-lift treatment that can rejuvenate your look. Tear trough fillers are much safer and faster than cosmetic surgery. The treatment is almost pain-free and the results are instant.

How do Dermal fillers work?

Dermal Fillers work by blocking signals from nerves to muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, causing wrinkles to soften and relax. Dermal filler fills the space of volume loss which improves folds and wrinkles, as well as attracting water to replenish moisture to your skin. It also has a biological effect on your own hyaluronic acid by encouraging it to increase collagen and elastin production which improves skin integrity and quality. Overall this restores a natural and youthful appearance.
The injected hyaluronic acid (HA) is chemically and physically cross-linked to avoid rapid degradation. By injecting hyaluronic acid, your skin can regain thickness and substance.

What are the advantages of the treatment

  • To reduce the look of sunken and tired eyes
  • Dark circles around the eye area
  • Eye bags
  • Sunken hollows under the eyes

What happens during the procedure?

Prior to the treatment: a very mild anaesthetic will be applied for 20-30 minutes.

Dr Natasha will clean under the eye area, then mark the area under the eyes to be treated. A small amount of Hyaluronic acid gel (non-permanent) is carefully injected via a fine hypodermic needle under the eye area. After completing a series of injections, Dr Natasha will very gently massage under the eye area, to ensure the filler is evenly distributed around the injected area.

You should avoid touching or applying make up on the treated area for at least 48 hours post-treatment.

What are the benefits of having the treatment?

The procedure using dermal fillers are temporary. The changes from just one procedure are visibly instant and natural-looking. There is minimal downtime post-procedure, and only very mild bruising and redness. Dermal fillers are considerably cheaper compared to conventional surgery and can have a dramatic improvement in the clients’ appearance. The risk is minimal and the recovery time is short.

  • Dr Natasha has a wide variety of dermal fillers and techniques available to suit the clients desired look
  • Recovery time and side effects are minimal making the procedure more desirable than surgery
  • No surgery required
  • Treatments are non-invasive
  • Dermal fillers are much cheaper than conventional surgery
  • Gives the client more confidence in their appearance
  • The results are instant

Are Dermal fillers safe?

Yes. Dr Natasha has vast experience in advanced aesthetics. Dermal Filler injections work to relax the muscles by blocking nerve impulses that trigger the wrinkle process. The Hyaluronic acid (HA) based filler is completely natural and safe. Over time, the filler will slowly dissolve into the body, causing no harm to you. Most side effects are normally very mild. There may be temporary redness, mild pain and minimal swelling for a few days after the procedure. It is important to follow the post-procedure recommendations.

What are the risks involved with the treatment?

Dr Natasha takes every precaution for a clean and safe procedure, only sterilised equipment is used for every procedure in a sanitised environment. Clients should follow our post-procedure recommendations. As with any treatment, there is always a general risk. It is important that the client understands that there are minimal risks involved with the procedure. An individual’s choice to undergo the procedure is based on the comparison of the risk to the benefit. The client should discuss this during their consultation with Dr Natasha. However, a little Bruising, redness, swelling and discomfort are normal. If the advice given by Dr Natasha is followed, swelling and bruising should only last for a few days. Depending on your skin type, this should be minimal.

All fillers use Hyaluronic acid and are FDA approved.

Is the treatment painful?

There may be a small amount of stinging where the hypodermic needle has entered the skin. Usually, this will only last a short period of time. The procedure requires no cuts or incisions. The area can be numbed if required before the procedure is carried out. There may be some slight swelling or bruising around the treated area after the procedure. This is normal and only normally lasts for a few days.

Do I have to pay for my consultation?

A £50 no-refundable deposit is required and can be used toward either the face to face consultation OR the treatment on the day.

  • Dr Natasha will give a consultation, discuss and advise all available options with the client prior to the treatment.
  • A thorough medical history will be discussed before each treatment is carried out.
  • A discussion will take place at the consultation, as to the look and which treatment the client requires.

Once the client fully understands what’s involved with the treatment:

  • A consent form is then signed,
  • Pre-treatment photos are taken.

If the client is happy to proceed, then the treatment will go ahead.

Why choose Dr Natasha Clinics for my treatment?

  • Honest, Private Fully Qualified GP advice and treatments by Dr Natasha Ranga MRCGP
  • Experience and expertise in Tear trough dermal filler treatments
  • Fully trained in Advanced aesthetics procedures
  • Save Face Accredited by Professional Standards Authority and is recognised by the Government and The Care Quality Commission
  • Superior aftercare support
  • Modern, comfortable and hygienic local premises for your consultation and treatment
  • Past and present client satisfaction and feedback
  • Dr Natasha Clinics only uses the highest grade FDA approved products for every treatment

What happens after the procedure?

Some clients experience some slight swelling or bruising under the eyes post-treatment, this is normal. The extent of how this affects the client usually depends on how easily they bruise, usually, it’s very minor. You may also notice that the injected area will be tender for up to 5 days following the treatment. Dr Natasha will give aftercare advice, and answer any questions or queries the client may have. Dr Natasha will arrange a future appointment date with the client, for a post-procedure checkup. Dr Natasha will also advise that the post-procedure recommendations are followed.

What are the possible side effects?

The procedure is very safe. Dr Natasha is very experienced and specialises in tear trough fillers & advanced aesthetics. Common side-effects may include redness, mild bruising and mild swelling, this is usually minimal. These usually resolve within a few hours, but bruising may last up to a few days.

What is the recovery time post-procedure?

The recovery time is usually between 48-72 hours post-procedure. It is highly recommended that the client follows the post-procedure recommendations to avoid complications. It is recommended that you avoid Smoking after the procedure. Smoking can cause the skin to tighten and constrict and may shorten the life of the treatment, and the clients overall look.

How long will the results normally last for?

Normally the results last approximately between 12-24 months. However, this is dependent on the individual, and if the post-procedure recommendations are followed. A follow-up treatment is recommended by Dr Natasha to maintain the look required by the client. Dr Natasha will discuss your next course of treatment if required at your aftercare appointment.

Pre-Procedure Advice

  • DO let Dr Natasha know if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores. (We can prescribe medication if required)
  • DO not have the treatment right before a big event. It is likely that your lips will swell, and you will likely want to have this treatment a week or two before you need to look your best.
  • DO have ideas of what you want. For example, like a haircut, if you can bring in pictures of what you are looking to achieve,  it will be very helpful to Dr Natasha. But at the same time, DO be realistic with your expectations.
  • DO be prepared for a little discomfort. The products used for lip injections, all have a numbing agent mixed in, but with an area as sensitive as the lips, you are likely still going to feel some of the injections.
  • DO wait about a week to get a good idea of what your results will look like, and then please DO ENJOY!
  • Always stay hydrated.

Post Procedure Advice

We take aftercare very seriously. We highly recommend that the client follows the below recommendations after treatment:

  • DO NOT Smoke for at least 24-36 hours (smoking is not recommended post-procedure).
  • Avoid any hot drinks post-procedure as this can affect the filler.
  • Avoid any alcohol consumption for 24 hours before treatment and 24 hours post-procedure
  • Avoid any exercise for 24 hours post-procedure
  • Avoid using any make-up or skincare products/spray tan/direct sunlight, sun exposure and do not use tanning beds.
  • Avoid any water on the lips. Use a facial cleansing wipe to clean face, avoiding the facial area.
  • Avoid touching or massaging the injected area, unless absolutely necessary.
  • Avoid chewing gum and kissing.
  • Use Arnica Cream (TM) after your treatment to help with any bruising or discomfort (if required)
  • Apply cool compresses to injected sites for five minutes up to four times a day, if Required.
  • Restrict facial movements where possible for up to 1-3 weeks post-procedure.
  • Try to keep the head elevated while sleeping for the first 48 hours post-procedure to help prevent swelling.
  • Sleep in an upright position, face-up, to help reduce any swelling (3-7 nights post-procedure)
  • Avoid any dental appointments, facial appointments and chemical treatments (4 weeks post-procedure).
  • Avoid excessive heat – swimming pools, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers for at least 48 hours post-procedure.
  • Paracetamol is advised to patients for post-procedure discomfort (Ibuprofen should be avoided).

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