23rd September 2022

What to do When Tear Trough Fillers Go Wrong

The presence of dark circles and wrinkles beneath the eyes can cause a knock to self-confidence. Many people seek out tear trough filler treatments in order to restore volume and rejuvenate the appearance of their skin, and this is a highly effective, non-invasive and safe treatment when performed by qualified and experienced practitioners such as Cosmetic Doctor Brisbane. In the hands of an unskilled practitioner, there exist a number of potential complications. Below we will be sharing some common complications and why it’s worth visiting Cosmetic Doctor Brisbane to correct these errors and restore your confidence in non-surgical cosmetic treatments.  

Causes for Complications in Tear Trough Filler Treatments 

In most cases, inexperienced practitioners are the reason behind complications from tear trough filler treatments. Unlike other areas of the body which are typically treated with dermal fillers, the skin and tissue surrounding the eye is thin and highly sensitive. Practitioners need to take great care when it comes to injection technique and the selection of filler product. A minor slip up can result in various complications, some of which are listed below.  

Common Complications 

1. Incorrect Dermal Filler Product 

Dermal filler products all contain hyaluronic acid, however quality and quantity can vary. As a naturally occurring substance, it is safe to use and most people do not experience any issues. However, complications can occur if the practitioner uses a dermal filler product which has a thicker consistency. This is not a suitable product for treating the under-eye region, and individuals may experience swelling and poor results which fail to meet expectations.  

2. Poor Placement of Filler 

Tear trough filler injections require a lot of practice, skill and precision. Injecting the filler in the wrong location will result in an altered appearance, with filler being visible through skin tissue and skin below the eye. Individuals may also notice lumps and swelling, or a blue tinge to the skin. If the goal is to achieve natural looking results, the filler should be placed just above the bone in the tissue plane.   

3. Using Too Much Product 

Excessive use of filler product will lead to swollen pockets beneath the eyes. It is always best to take the approach of ‘less is more’, as tear trough fillers are very effective even in small amounts. A good practitioner understands that additional filler can always be added at a later date. Using an excessive amount of product results in unnatural looking results, with symptoms including puffiness and a lumpy appearance in the under-eye area.  

Correcting the Mistakes  

If you’ve recently had tear trough filler treatment at another practice and experienced some complications, rest assured that Cosmetic Doctor Brisbane are here to help. Our experienced team are specialists in non-surgical cosmetic medicine. Utilising hyaluronidase (a corrective enzyme), the hyaluronic acid within the tear troughs will begin to break down. After 48 hours, your under-eye area will look the same as it did prior to treatment. We can then discuss your beauty goals and prepare a treatment plan to suit. 

Tear Trough Fillers in Brisbane – Call Today 

With a wealth of experience and a commitment to providing the best quality care, Cosmetic Doctor Brisbane are a leading provider of tear trough fillers in Brisbane. Contact us today to enquire about our services and discuss your beautification goals.