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Tear Trough Filler (Under Eye Filler) in Philadelphia

Conveniently located to serve Philadelphia, Wayne, and the entire Main Line.

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Understanding Dermal Fillers for Under Eye Tear Troughs

During the normal aging process, fatty tissue located in the nasojugal groove or tear trough can slowly decrease. As the normal fatty tissue decreases and the skin and muscles lose their elasticity from age-related changes, the tissues become puffy and bulge outward causing “bags” to develop under the eye. These “bags” can change your appearance to appear more tired and older than your stated age. 

Fortunately, dermal fillers under the eyes can be used to help restore the lost volume and reduce the appearance of bags and dark circles. Dermal  fillers consist of hyaluronic acid molecules that stimulate the body to produce collagen helping to improve the elasticity of the skin and connective tissue. This procedure provides immediate results with minimal downtime, leaving you with a younger, refreshed appearance.

Am I a Good Candidate for Trough Fillers?

Ideal candidates for the dermal filler tear trough procedure are men or women unsatisfied with the appearance of their eyes and have mild to moderate hollowness underneath the lower eyelids. They also have not developed prominent fat pads or skin laxity in the lower eyelids yet. This procedure is also ideal for those who are looking to reduce the tired appearance of the eyes and dark circles that can develop due to aging.

An ideal candidate should be in good physical and mental health, without medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications. Candidates should also be non-smokers who are not taking blood thinning medications. However, if you have any questions as to whether you are a good candidate, Dr. Ho’s experience and expertise in using dermal fillers can help you decide if this procedure is right for you.

How Much Do Tear Trough Filler Treatments Cost?

Ideal candidates for the dermal filler tear trough procedure are men or women unsatisfied with the appearance of their eyes and have mild to moderate hollowness underneath the lower eyelids. They also have not developed prominent fat pads or skin laxity in the lower eyelids yet. This procedure is also ideal for those who are looking to reduce the tired appearance of the eyes and dark circles that can develop due to aging.

An ideal candidate should be in good physical and mental health, without medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications. Candidates should also be non-smokers who are not taking blood thinning medications. However, if you have any questions as to whether you are a good candidate, Dr. Ho’s experience and expertise in using dermal fillers can help you decide if this procedure is right for you.

Factors to Consider with Under Eye Filler Cost

The total cost of your tear trough filler treatment depends on several factors. An experienced board-certified facial plastic surgeon and expert injector, like Dr. Tina Ho, will likely charge more than an injector at a medspa.  Although more costly, injections performed by more experienced injectors can help avoid unwanted side effects such as uneven filler placement, especially around the eye where the skin is delicate. 

Additional factors that affect the total cost of filler treatment include the geographic location of the office. Surgeons in larger cities and located on the East and West coasts will often have higher prices due to a greater demand for services and higher operational costs. The number of syringes needed and the dermal filler product used will also affect the total cost of the procedure. However, during the initial consultation, Dr. Ho will develop a customized plan to achieve all of your goals, and at that time, be able to provide you with the total cost of the treatment. 

Why Choose Dr. Ho for Tear Trough Fillers (Under Eye Filler)?

Dr. Tina Ho is a female, fellowship-trained, and double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and head and neck surgeon. Dr. Ho’s extensive training and expertise in both facial cosmetic surgery and otolaryngology, allows her to address the complex anatomy of the eyelids with precision and skill to provide unmatched results. Dr. Ho is highly experienced in performing tear trough injections using dermal fillers making her ideal the ideal choice for treatment. Dr. Ho is also a blepharoplasty expert and will discuss with you if there are other treatment options such as eyelid surgery that may yield more impactful results. 

As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho understands the needs of her female clients and provides a relaxed environment to discuss even the most sensitive insecurities. Dr. Ho has also been selected to provide the Best Facial Plastic Surgery by Philadelphia Style Magazine. 

Dr. Ho is conveniently located to provide world-class care to Center City Philadelphia and the surrounding metropolitan region and greater tri-state area including the Main Line, Montgomery County (King of Prussia), Chester County, Delaware County, New Jersey (Cherry Hill), New York (New York City), and Delaware.

What to Expect During a Consultation for Under Eye Fillers

At your initial consultation, Dr. Ho will sit down with you and discuss your goals and expectations of the procedure. A detailed exam and thorough medical history will be performed to help determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Once an individualized plan is developed, you will be provided with a detailed explanation of the total costs associated with the procedure. This consultation is an excellent time to get all your questions answered in a friendly, non-judgemental environment. 

BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

Recovery Process after Dermal Filler Tear Trough Procedures

After the procedure, it is common to experience swelling, pinpoint bleeding, and bruising which will gradually resolve over the first week. It is important to avoid massaging, rubbing, or manipulating the treatment area during the first week after surgery. Any discomfort experienced can typically be managed by Tylenol or other over-the-counter pain medications.

Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 24 to 48 hours to help prevent excessive swelling. Patients may return to work at any time after the procedure. Swelling will progressively improve with the majority of being gone by two weeks. At two weeks later, the maximum benefits of the procedure can be enjoyed. 

Risks of Dermal Fillers Under Eyes

Swelling and bruising are the most common and expected risks associated with tear trough injections. Other risks can include uneven fullness, development of lumps or nodules, discoloration, allergic reactions, and migration of the filler can also occur. It is important to understand these risks before undergoing an injection to make an informed decision.

Reduce the “Bags” Under Your Eyes in Philadelphia

Are people always saying you look tired? Rejuvenate your eyes for a healthier, more awake look without the need for surgery. Tear trough dermal filler injections can provide immediate results with minimal downtime. Dr. Tina Ho is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon committed to providing her patients exceptional results that will leave you feeling confident in your appearance. 

Schedule your consultation today, call our offices at 267-578-3064 (Philadelphia) or 610-688-3363 (Wayne), and take the steps toward younger-looking eyes.

“Eye rejuvenation typically requires a multimodal approach. I will often pursue a combination of various injectables at the same time to achieve the maximal aesthetic result.”

Dr. Tina Ho

Dr. Tina Ho

FAQ’s

How do you know if you need tear trough fillers?

The most common reason people seek tear trough filler procedures is when hollows or under eye circles begin to affect their appearance significantly. These changes can also lead to the development of “bags” under the eyes, giving a tired, older appearance. 

If you are frequently told your eyes look “tired” or are asked if you are getting enough sleep this could be an indication you need tear trough fillers. However, the decision should be made based on your desires and goals.

At what age should you get tear trough fillers?

There is no consensus on what age tear trough fillers are best to be performed as the individual characteristics of the patient will help decide the appropriateness of the procedure. However, it is generally performed in patients as young as in their 20s or 30s, as this is when the signs of aging begin to appear. The upper age limit for tear trough fillers is generally considered to be 60 years of age, after this the skin may be too fragile for dermal fillers to be effective and other procedures may need to be considered. 

Do tear trough fillers change your face?

Dermal fillers are used to restore volume to areas of the face, giving a healthier, younger appearance. They are composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component of the body’s connective tissues and can be degraded and removed by the body. The use of tear trough fillers can stimulate collagen production which can provide lasting benefits to the existing skin. Overall, the use of dermal fillers can change your face by making the skin look tighter and fuller. 

Do tear trough fillers look natural?

When performed correctly, in the right patient, dermal fillers provide a natural appearance of fullness to the face. Using dermal fillers such as Restylane® and Belotero®, allows the surgeon to delicately blend the filler with the natural contours of the face to provide a smooth, subtle result. Selecting a highly experienced plastic surgeon is essential in obtaining the most natural and aesthetically appealing results. 

Is Botox or fillers better for under the eyes?

Botox is better used to treat dynamic wrinkles or wrinkles that form when the muscles of the face contract. Botox helps to reduce these contractions and prevent wrinkles from developing. Fillers are best to help restore lost volume and treat static wrinkles or wrinkles that are not produced by muscle contractions. Therefore, when used for the appropriate indications, both Botox and dermal fillers can produce dramatic results when used under the eyes.

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Learn more about the benefits of eye rejuvenation in Philadelphia to achieve a more youthful appearance. Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tina Ho.
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