How Dermal Fillers Can Help Improve Your Eye Bags

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Are you tired of looking tired? Or are you merely tired of having slept 8 hours, but it only looks like you slept for 2?

We hear you, and we promise you are not alone. Tons of people suffer from sunken eye bags and dark circles and have tried various creams to popping slices of cucumbers over their eyes to jet-setting off into the horizon to get that well-deserved rest on an exotic island. To no avail.

So let us talk about a possible solution, dermal fillers, also known as under-eye fillers or tear trough fillers, to help you combat the sag without the drag.

Eye Bags 101

Eye bags, also known as tear troughs, are found in the area between your lower eyelid and upper cheek.

And we all have eye bags in one shape or the other. However, if your eye bags have become a proverbial eye sore, then it can often be attributed to a variety of factors. These factors include, but are not limited to your genetics, the ageing process, and your lifestyle, and can even be attributed to certain underlying medical conditions like dermatitis, dermatomyositis, renal disease and thyroid eye disease.

Let’s break it down a bit more. The most prominent factor for the development of eye bags is probably ageing. As we advance in years, our skin loses its elasticity and collagen which leads to sagging and the formation of fatigue-looking bags. Additionally, losing weight can also exacerbate the appearance of your eye bags, making them more obvious.

Of course, lifestyle factors such as lack of sleep, a poor diet, smoking, the consumption of copious amounts of alcohol, and excessive sun exposure can all contribute to the development of eye bags in a major way.

Not to mention chronic allergies or sinus problems can cause inflammation and puffiness around your eyes, worsening the appearance of your eye bags in that way.

Tear Trough Fillers Explained

Luckily for us, advances in aesthetic medicine have provided us with innovative solutions to help us positively address your eye bags situation.

One of these innovative solutions is the use of a cannula to inject dermal fillers into your tear trough area, and that is what we are talking about today.

The tear through procedure involves the use of a blunt-tipped cannula that helps administer the dermal filler with the utmost precision and minimal trauma to the surrounding tissues.


Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are popular choices for tear trough procedures due to their natural compatibility with the body and ability to attract moisture, providing a fabulous hydrating and plumping effect to smooth out wrinkles, hollows, and depressions.

Benefits Of Tear Trough Fillers

Here is the tea.

Tear trough fillers offer a non-invasive and effective solution that can yield immediate results with minimal discomfort and downtime with most patients typically resuming their daily activities immediately after the procedure.

How sensational is that? Imagine leaving the house looking tired and returning home looking rejuvenated!

Who Is An Ideal Candidate And Who Is Not?

An ideal candidate for tear trough fillers has:

  •   Healthy skin
  • Mild eye bags

Tear trough fillers may not be for individuals who have:

  • Thin skin
  • Excess skin beneath their eyes
  • Extremely sunken eye bags
  • An active skin infection in their tear trough area

The Million Dollar Question: Does The Procedure Hurt?

The idea of injecting anything under our eyes is rather unsettling, but most patients have said it was not that bad. They felt slight pressure around your eye area during the procedure and the pain was minimal.


The cherry on top? Tear trough fillers can last anywhere from 9 months to a year, meaning you have about 274 to 365 days before heading back to your aesthetician for a top-up.

To ensure you do not have to go back within the first week after your treatment, you should

avoid applying makeup/lotion over your under eyes for up to 4 hours after your treatment.

Similarly, try to postpone all swimming and sauna activities for 2 days, and by all means, try to avoid rubbing the injected area for up to 2 days as well.

To Wrap It Up

Eye bags can be a source of frustration for many. They can impact our confidence and self-esteem, and make us steer clear from having our photo taken.

Understanding the causes behind the development of eye bags can go a long way. It can help us to realise that we need to alter our lifestyle or help us realise it is not us, but our DNA.

Let’s end with the importance of going to a certified and experienced aesthetician. After all, we are talking about the area underneath your eyes. Never hesitate to discuss all your concerns with your aesthetician beforehand and be open to receiving the professional feedback given.

Remember, a qualified aesthetician will have your best interest at heart, as your face ultimately reflects the level of their expertise.  

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