Another dermal filler treatment that creates a more youthful appearance and brightens your face almost instantly, is tear trough filler. The tear trough area is the dark hollow ridges that appear under the eyes, slanting away from the nose. These can sometimes join with other lines beneath the eyes, creating eye circles or forming part of eye bags. They can often appear worse when dehydrated or tired, and generally also deepen as we age. These lines are notoriously difficult to treat and have been seen by many practitioners as a big challenge in non-surgical aesthetics.
Dr. Michael Aicken has been using hyaluronic acid gel (dermal filler) to subtly enhance patients’ features for over 14 years. He has taught his own technique to thousands of trainees from around the world. He teaches a masterclass in tear trough filler to other practitioners and is an expert in how to treat this area.
Why do we use Teosyal Redensity?
Teosyal Redensity II is the ONLY Aesthetic injectables product in the UK licensed for the treatment of tear trough area and so this is what is used in our clinics and training courses.
What is involved in this treatment?
The treatment involves 3-4 injections under each eye. Before this, the skin can be numbed using anaesthetic cream so that the whole procedure is virtually pain-free. It takes around 5 minutes to complete.
How long do results last?
As with other dermal fillers, 1 treatment will last around 9-12 months.
Will it hurt?
An anaesthetic numbing cream will be applied to the area ahead of injecting. This will minimise discomfort. However, the filler itself also contains lidocaine which will optimise comfort levels throughout. Additionally, as Dr Aicken has vast experience in injecting dermal filler, his injection technique will also limit discomfort.
How much does the treatment cost?
The price is £250 for 1ml for Teosyal Redensity. Although 1ml of filler is the recommended dose by the manufacturer, more is sometimes given during a second procedure, best carried out at least one week after the initial treatment. Around 25% of patients seem to choose to get a 2nd ml of this filler product to treat the tear trough area. If this second treatment is given within 1 month of the 1st, a reduced price of £200 will be charged for the second syringe.