A tear trough filler is an injectable treatment that’s used under the eyes. Its purpose is to refresh, lift and illuminate tired eyes. By reducing shadowing and dark circles, restoring lost volume, and adding hydration to this area, will result in a more vibrant and youthful look.

The product most often used in this area is one typically made of hyaluronic acid, although other ingredients may be used. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance that naturally exists in your body. When injected into the skin, hyaluronic acid increases fullness and decreases indentations.

Possible complications of tear trough fillers include:

  • headache
  • skin discoloration
  • allergic reactions
  • persistent pain
  • edema (swelling) around the eye
  • filler forming into lumps
  • granuloma
  • infection
  • vascular side effects
  • lack of desired results
  • permanent blindness due to central retinal artery occlusion (very rare)

Some complications can happen 2 weeks after the procedure. Therefore, it’s important to see your practitioner if you have:

  • worsening bruising
  • worsening redness or swelling
  • persistent numbness
  • severe pain
  • signs of infection
  • vision changes
  • red or painful lumps
  • delayed allergic reaction to the product