Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales 2023
Based in Swindon

Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales 2023, based in Swindon

Tear Trough

Tear Trough Deformity

The area under the eyes is generally one of the most common concerns amongst patients. The concern can be dark under-eye circles, lines, wrinkles, looking tired or a hollowing of the area. This area can be easily treated with Tear Through dermal fillers provided the appropriate product and technique is used by an experienced clinician.

Tear Trough Quick Facts

  • Tear Trough procedure can disguise the appearance of dark under-eye circles, fill lines and give a rejuvenated, fresh appearance

  • Often, this area is associated with genetics as opposed to being a sign of ageing – some patients will notice this area as an a concern from a young age

  • Dermal fillers are replacing fat transfer treatments due to their more reliable and less invasive properties

  • Results vary for each individual, therefore, expectations and outcome will be discussed during the consultation

What Product Is Used To Treat Tear Trough?

The safest dermal fillers are clear gels made from Hyaluronic acid that last for a limited period of time (depanding on the product). Hyaluronic acid is a compound that occurs naturally in your body and is responsible for attracting and retaining moisture. Your body produces its own Hyaluronic acid but as we age, the production diminishes.

The dermal filler product that is used for treating the tear trough is specifically designed for this area ensuring a safe and long-lasting result.

How Do We Tear Trough Filler Work?

Small quantities of appropriate dermal filler will be injected into the area between the lower eyelid and the cheek. This will subtly plump the area, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and smoothing the area. It is extremely important to treat this area with care and not overtreat the area. Tear trough treatment should only be carried out by a highly experienced clinician.

Who Is The Tear trough Treatment For?

Tear trough treatment is suitable for anyone concerned with the appearance of their under-eye area. Both males and females are suitable for treatment, and during the consultation, a full treatment plan will be created. Interestingly, sometimes it is the lack of volume in the mid cheek that can cause a hollowing under the eye and therefore, it may be appropriate to  first or alongside the tear trough procedure.

What Does The Treatment Involve?

A local anaesthetic cream can be applied prior to treatment which can reduce discomfort during treatment. The dermal fillers of choice at Anna Medical Aesthetics have a local anaesthetic called Lignocaine integrated within the product, which can make the whole process more comfortable. A cannula (a flexible, blunt-ended needle) is often used for this procedure which can, in some cases, reduce the risk of bruising.

Treatment times will vary depending on the area(s) that is treated and the product that is used but is generally between 30 – 45 minutes.

How Long Do The Results From The Tear Trough Treatment Last?

Longevity can range from 9 – 18 months and will also vary from person to person.

During your consultation, Anna will be able to give you more of an idea about how long the filler should last.

Can You Get Dermal Fillers While Pregnant Or Breastfeeding?

Personally, I wouldn’t treat you while you pregnant or breastfeeding. This may seem a little harsh, but I would wait if it where myself. To the best of my knowledge, dermal fillers are not tested on pregnant or breastfeeding women, so there really is no safety data available. Since local anaesthetic is used for most filler injections, there is a risk it can get to your bloodstream and to your baby.


You will be able to carry on with your normal activities following treatment. It is not advised to do any heavy exercise and avoid UV exposure for 24 hours. We also advise trying to refrain from applying make-up following the procedure on the day of treatment. A full list of aftercare will be discussed on the day of treatment.

Tear Trough Side effects

It is completely normal to have redness and swelling post procedure. Swelling will generally subside after about 48 hours.

Despite efforts being made to avoid bruising, it can occur. If it does, it can take a week or two to disappear. Make-up can be applied to conceal it if needed, but ideally not on the day of treatment to avoid the risk of infection. Arnica gel/cream can also be worth applying to the area to help reduce the appearance of bruising.

A full list of possible side effects will be discussed with you during your consultation.

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Janet MehrezJanet Mehrez
20:50 15 Mar 23
I went for my first appointment with Anna nervous and not knowing what to expect. All the staff were friendly and professional, putting me at ease. Anna takes time to explain all the treatments available and listens to you, asking what you would like to achieve. It is a journey and she looks after you every step of the way.I am so happy with the treatments we decided on. Very subtle, boosting my confidence, my skin looks amazing. I can't stop looking in the mirror.A big thank you to Anna and her staff. An amazing experience from the very beginning.
Kerri LewisKerri Lewis
15:08 25 Jan 23
Dr Anna has changed my life, my confidence has been restored all thanks to her amazing work!The advice and guidance I received from herself and her team is invaluable, (particularly Kelly who went above and beyond to make me feel at ease each time I attended the clinic)The support and service I’ve received really is second to none. The clinic is immaculate and is also gorgeously furnished.I would very highly recommend Anna Medical Aesthetics to anyone looking to have an aesthetic procedure and rest assured it’s in the most professional of settings.Anna is very highly qualified, knows what she is talking about and has made me feel at ease during this entire process. I can quite confidently say I would never go anywhere else for advice or treatment!Thanks to Anna and her wonderful team!
Liss DLiss D
13:12 13 Nov 22
I have been seeing Anna for quite a few years for various facial procedures and the transformation from when we first met to now is incredible! This is all thanks to the amazingly talented Anna, who is a true professional, providing honest advice and guidance to get the best, natural looking results. I trust Anna implicitly and this, along with Anna’s wonderful team, is the reason I wouldn’t go anywhere else for help to age gracefully 😉 Thank you all for doing such an amazing job!
Katerina LeonidaKaterina Leonida
09:28 28 Sep 22
Went to Anna to get my skin ready for my wedding. I have had wonderful hydro facials, skin pen with Erica who has helped reduce pigmentation from scaring on my skin. My skin feels so smooth and looks amazing without make up. I also had a tear trough treatment with Anna. She promised me I wouldn't feel any to very little pain, and she was right. It was comfortable, and the end result looks natural. Everyone at Anna Medical Aesthetics are understanding, approachable and honest. I feel these are such great qualities to have that I will be returning for more facials and any future treatments. Thank you ladies
Michelle WMichelle W
09:19 19 Jul 22
I’m a new client with Anna Medical Aesthetics. After some research and reading lots of reviews I went to the clinic.I couldn’t have been more delighted with Anna, and her great team Kelly, and Erica.Anna is very knowledgeable and extremely patient, for many reasons I had to go back a few times. She was incredible kind.I would highly recommend this five-star clinic to anyone considering facial aesthetics.I look forward to returning in September!

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We are a CQC registered medical practice, and a SAVE FACE accredited aesthetic clinic; adhering to the highest possible standards of safety and clinical expectations, earning the highest-rated medical aesthetic clinic in Swindon with industry-leading TrustPilot’ Excellent’ score.

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