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Tear Trough Fillers / Under Eye Fillers

Are you looking tireder than you feel? Concerned about under eye bags? Under eye fillers may be the solution to your concerns.

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Tear Trough Fillers / Under Eye Fillers - Adelaide

Tired of seeing those gloomy circles underneath your eyes? 

Are those eyebags taking away the pretty colours of your eyes? 

Have you ever tried to look for remedies and tips on the internet about getting rid of those eye bags?

You are not alone! We understand the distress tear troughs and eye bags can bring to one’s appearance. There are many possible reasons why we may develop puffy, dark circles under the eyes — commonly known as eye bags — although lack of sleep and stress are often to blame. Yet no matter how well-rested we are, shadows and dark circles under our eyes continue to appear. After all, it is an issue shared by people of all ages and certain causes like genetics, lifestyle, sun exposure and ageing also play a factor in the appearance of those pesky bags under your eyes.

You might have tried everything from changing your diet, sleeping regularly, and applying creams under your eyes but still, nothing helps. It’s beyond doubt that it is never that easy to get rid of tear throughs and dark circles under our eyes naturally. 

On the contrary, Tear Trough Filler is here to fill, plump and smooth your under-eye concerns.

Want something new for a change? Read on to know more about Tear Trough Fillers.


The Benefits

1. Achieve a youthful and glowing look

Creases and dark circles under your eyes can make you look unhealthy, tired, and old, with volume enhancing fillers your eyes will look more alive and glowing. Injecting volume through fillers amazingly reverses the clock, or at least improves its condition helping you look more youthful.


2. Results are long-lasting

The treatment, aside from its quick and natural-looking effect, also boasts of its safe and effective long-lasting results. Without the need of revisiting your doctor, the dermal fillers treatment for underneath your eyes can last up to 18 months in some people. Remember, while you might see its effects for more than a year, another patient may only see the results for 12 months, that’s because our bodies metabolize hyaluronic acid differently. 


3. Experience a safe and painless procedure

You can get all the benefits of a Tear Trough Treatment without the pain since the procedure is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment. The topical anaesthetic applied on the target area for numbing helps in making the procedure as comfortable as possible for the patient.


4. The key ingredient is natural

At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, the dermal filler that we use is made with hyaluronic acid (HA), one of the most used compounds for the solution of dermal fillers. It is a naturally occurring substance found throughout our body, with the highest concentration found in the joints, skin, and eyes. This key ingredient helps in adding volume and attracts and binds water in the skin allowing the skin to become hydrated.


What to Expect


Step 1

Our medical professionals at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine will assist you by informing you about the treatment, assessing your physical health and checking your medical history. We will assess your lower eyelids and the texture and thickness of your skin. After this, we will inform you if you are a candidate for the treatment and what type of dermal filler is best for your needs.


Step 2

Before performing the under eye fillers treatment, we will disinfect the skin to prevent infection. A topical anesthetic may be applied to a specific area to prevent bruising, an ice pack may also be used on your lower eyelids. This numbs the treated area and can help lessen the pain during the procedure.


Step 3

A syringe containing the dermal filler will be prepared. The dermal filler solution will be administered through advanced injecting techniques into the skin beneath your lower eyelid.


Step 4

Once the filler is injected, the needle will slowly withdraw. The area will lightly be massaged to spread the filler. The procedure will be repeated beneath the other eyelid. Since the treatment is non-surgical, you can go home once the procedure is done. It can take 1 to 2 weeks to see the full result.


How it works

What is a tear trough?

As we age, some of the fat, or padding, around our eyes diminishes. This creates hollows or grooves between the lower eyelid and upper cheeks. The area affected by the loss of volume is called a “tear trough”.

While applying eye cream, cucumber, and teabags may help momentarily lighten the skin under the eyes, these do not help solve the problem since they can’t do anything to restore the lack of volume and tackle the issue that’s underneath.


What is tear trough filler?

Tear trough fillers are non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments. Made with dermal fillers that have a key ingredient of hyaluronic acid, a natural product that helps add and restore lost volume, Tear Trough Treatment is used to make the trough less pronounced making the face look more lively. It is simply amazing that this fast and easy treatment can do wonders, right? Well, this is how Under Eye Fillers works:

  • Diminishes dark circles
  • Replaces and restores lost volume under the eyes
  • Reduces lines and wrinkles under the eyes
  • Prevents tired, unhealthy, and ageing look
  • Rejuvenates the skin under the eyes
  • Experience quick and easy method
  • See instant results with no downtime


Who can get tear trough fillers?

We always recommend consulting with your doctor first about your medical history before deciding to get any cosmetic procedure. Many people can be a good candidate for this treatment, but be informed of these considerations and be sure to have a realistic expectation about the treatment.

Tear Trough Filler is ideal for you if you:

  • have healthy skin and physically healthy
  • have mild to moderate sagging skin under the eyes
  • understand that the treatment is temporary

On the other hand, this eye bag treatment might not be for you if:

  • you have thin skin under your eyes
  • you have excess skin beneath the eyes
  • you have very deep grooves on tear trough
  • you have an active skin infection in the treated area
  • You have a medical condition that can alleviate your risk of complications


Who are Tear Trough Fillers Suitable For?

Tear Trough Fillers are suitable for anyone who has:

  • Sunken Eyes
  • Tear Trough
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Eye bags

Why do I Need Tear Trough Fillers?

Tired eyes, often referred to as Tear Troughs, are dark circles that are sometimes hollow in appearance that forms on the lower eyelids. In extreme cases, tear troughs can be identified as permanent eye bags. This can make a person look tired or unwell.

As the skin under the eye begins to thin, the muscle which is underneath become more prominent. Losing overall volume in this area is often a sign of ageing skin. The ageing process ensures that the skin loses its elasticity and that the eye socket recedes. Such changes can then see the tear trough move away from the face (pseudo-herniation of the infraorbital fat pads). Over time, bags will develop. This is an indication that the tissue is pushing the skin outwards.

For some, tear troughs occur as a result of lifestyle choices such as smoking, not drinking enough water and not obtaining enough sleep. Such a lifestyle can cause laxity in the skin and premature ageing. The skin around the eye area is incredibly delicate and is, therefore, vulnerable to sun damage. For this reason, it is crucial that a person protects the eyes with dark glasses when in the sun. Tear troughs can form in both men and women.

Tear trough filler aftercare tips.

You may likely have some swelling, bruising, and redness after the procedure but these usually improve after 48 to 72 hours. The area under your eyelids will look fuller right away. Follow these post-treatment instructions to achieve optimal safe and effective results:

  • Apply ice during the first 48 hours
  • Avoid face down sleeping
  • Avoid intense exercises or activities for 24 to 48 hours
  • Apply gentle pressure when massaging lumpy areas 

Before & After

Tear trough fillers, ACM patient before treatment Before
Tear trough fillers, patient after treatment, ACM Adelaide After
Tear trough fillers patient before treatment, ACM Adelaide Before
Tear trough fillers, ACM patient after treatment After

The Doctor

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Dr Rahma Targett

Dr Rahma Targett is a General Practitioner(FRACGP), with a specialty in Cosmetic Medicine. She founded Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in 2016 and has since become well known as a trusted and in demand Cosmetic Physician in Adelaide.  She has a Diploma in Dermoscopy and  a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett is a leader in her field and regularly attends Cosmetic conferences to keep up to date with modern aesthetic techniques.  At advanced Cosmetic Medicine you can always be reassured that you will be welcomed and treated personally by Dr Rahma Targett.



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What causes periorbital dark circles?

Allergies, asthma, and eczema

Any condition that causes the eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles due to rubbing or scratching the skin around them. Hay fever sufferers, in particular, will notice under-eye “smudges” during the height of the allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker.


Any medications that cause blood vessels to dilate can cause circles under the eyes to darken. Because the skin under the eyes is very delicate, any increased blood flow shows through the skin.


The lack of nutrients in the diet, or the lack of a balanced diet, can contribute to the discolouration of the area under the eyes. It is believed that iron deficiency can cause dark circles as well. Iron deficiency is the most common type of anaemia and this condition is a sign that not enough oxygen is getting to the body tissues.

The skin can also become paler during pregnancy and menstruation (due to lack of iron), allowing the underlying veins under the eyes to become more visible.


A lack of sleep can cause paleness of the skin, allowing the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear bluer or darker.
Dark circles are likely to become more noticeable and permanent with age. This is because as people get older, their skin loses collagen, becoming thinner and more translucent. Circles may also gradually begin to appear darker in one eye than the other as a result of some habitual facial expressions, such as an uneven smile.  Age-related causes of periorbital dark circles may be successfully treated with cosmetic dermal fillers.

Periorbital Hyperpigmentation

Periorbital hyperpigmentation is the official name for when there is more melanin produced around the eyes than is usual, giving them a darker colour.

What is a dermal filler?

Dermal fillers are materials that are frequently used to correct scarring, wrinkles, and other depressions in the skin. They are often a kind of soft tissue designed in such a way that enables injection into the skin for purposes of improving the appearance. Generally, they are made of several types of materials of synthetic, artificial and natural categories, and they have been developed into various standards depending on the level of usage.

What is the recovery time for tear trough fillers?

There is very little to no down-time involved in the procedure. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. There is always the risk of some slight swelling or bruising with dermal fillers, but these post-treatment effects if experienced, will only last for a few days.

Are the effects of the treatment immediate?

Results can usually be seen immediately after the procedure.  Dark circles will noticeably no longer be visible. The full result of the treatment can be seen 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure, when swelling has reduced.


How long do tear trough fillers last?

The result generally lasts an average of up to 12 months.
A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion

What are the advantages of this procedure over surgery?

We will assess every patient thoroughly before deciding whether they are suitable for this non-surgical procedure. Many patients who previously thought that their only alternative was surgery, are pleasantly surprised when they are told that this quick and simple procedure can solve their problem.

The advantages of avoiding surgery are many:

  • No surgical scarring
  • No General anaesthesia
  • No hospital overnight stays. This really is a daytime procedure, and the patient can usually get on with their normal daily routine straight away.
  • No time off work.
  • In many cases better and more natural results than with the surgical alternative

Are there any side effects?

Some injection-related side-effects can occur including redness, swelling and bruising but none of these are usually very significant and will resolve in a matter of days. The most common side effect is bruising, which can be easily covered with makeup

Are under eye fillers it safe?

Some injection-related side-effects can occur including redness, swelling and bruising but none of these are usually very significant and will resolve in a matter of days. The most common side effect is bruising, which can be easily covered with makeup

Does it hurt?

The area treated is not very sensitive and pain in most patients is minimal, so much so that we usually do not use any analgesia at all for this procedure.

Can fillers be reversed?

This is where things get a little more complicated. Only trained medical professionals such as doctors, dentists, and nurses can administer Hyalase because it is a prescription-only drug. This means that it is incredibly important to choose your clinician carefully. Technically anyone can administer dermal fillers as they aren’t yet regulated however, whether they should is another matter and is a cause of fierce debate within the aesthetics industry.

Most clinicians will agree that the safety of their client is the most important consideration when offering dermal filler treatments, but many people within the industry argue that it is impossible to ensure a client’s safety without having the tools or skills available to do so.

Choosing a medical professional for your treatment means that in the unlikely event that something goes wrong or you suffer a reaction, you are protected by the fact that you are being treated by a highly trained professional who is equipped and qualified to deal with an emergency situation safely.

Unfortunately, a beauty therapist would not be able to reverse a treatment and is not qualified to deal with an emergency such as anaphylaxis or necrosis, which is why you should always choose a medical professional for your treatment.