Tear Trough Filler

Tear trough correction involves the use of dermal fillers injected into the tear trough area, under eye area and orbital region to soften the appearance of tear trough depressions and enhance the eye area.

Tear trough treatment may also include correction of the mid-face to add contour, shape, volume and structure to the face.

Suitable for

Periorbital rejuvenation, Improving under eye hollows, Improving the appearance of dark circles


Practitioner dependent, please see FAQs below


2 to 7 days


9 to 12 months


30 to 45 minutes

Pregnancy Safe?


dr christine performing tear trough filler with dermal filler
As we age we the fat pads under our skin which normally support the overlying skin and add contour to our face, begin to flatten and migrate down the face.

Combined with a loss of subcutaneous tissue and changes to bone structure, this results in the loss of the natural contour of the cheek, flattening of the face and the worsening of under eye hollows and the tear trough region.

Under eye hollowing and dark circles is a common concern and one that many seek correction for with dermal fillers. It is important to note that tear trough correction is a very advanced technique and not every patient will be a suitable candidate for the treatment.

Tear trough correction may involve other treatments to be done prior such as cheek and mid-face dermal filler to correct underlying fat pad volume loss and give structural support to the eyes. Pigmentation and vascularity to the under eye area cannot be treated with dermal fillers.

tear trough before and after
Periorbital rejuvenation is a multi approach treatment and often other treatments such as laser, PRP, skin tightening and cosmeceutical skin care will be recommended.

In some cases such as heavy under eye bags, excess skin sagging and laxity and under eye swelling tear trough treatment with dermal fillers is contraindicated and a surgical referral may be made.

tear trough filler before and after
At Youth Lab we use temporary dermal fillers containing a naturally occurring substance found within the skin.

Dermal fillers are used to soften wrinkles, replace lost volume and contour the face.

For further information about dermal fillers and other indications please refer to the dermal filler treatment information page here.


What does the treatment involve?

A consultation with our doctors/nurses is essential prior to having any treatment. A treatment plan will be arranged to address individual concerns and desired aesthetic outcome.

Tear trough correction  is a relatively painless procedure with minimal down time. The treatment involves the injection of small amounts of dermal filler into different areas of the under eye area and lid/cheek junction.  Each treatment is different depending on an individual’s anatomy and facial structure. Often treatment of the midface, cheeks and temples may be performed first to ensure an optimal result. 

The treatment may involve the injection of small amounts of dermal filler using multiple injections or the use of a blunt ended microcannula to ensure an even and uniform distribution of the dermal filler and ensure a smooth and contoured result. Injection technique is injector dependent. A topical anaesthetic cream may be applied prior to treatment to reduce any discomfort and the dermal fillers used at Youth Lab also contain anaesthetic. 

The treatment will take approximately 30 minutes. Sometimes combination treatment with dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers can be performed in other areas.

How long do results last?

Results are instantaneous however the final result may not be evident for 3-4 weeks until the dermal filler fully integrates and swelling has reduced.

The longevity of dermal fillers in the tear trough and eye region varies and results are temporary with most cases lasting from 9 to 18 months depending on the type of dermal filler used. Longevity also depends on the amount of dermal filler required.

Generally only 1ml of dermal filler is used per treatment session to ensure swelling is minimised and there are no lumps or bumps. Multiple treatment sessions may be required which is reassessed every 4 weeks until optimal results are achieved.

Individual factors also impact the longevity of results such as metabolism and smoking. This will be discussed at length during initial consultation and when deciding on a treatment plan. 

What happens after my treatment?

There is minimal associated downtime with tear trough treatment and patients can generally return to their normal activities following the treatment. As with any dermal filler or cosmetic injectable procedure there may be some swelling, redness and bruising to the injected area which can persist anywhere from 24 hours to one week.

Once this swelling and bruising settles down the final result is evident. Follow-up in 3-4 weeks following initial treatment is recommended to determine if more filler is required and if the desired outcome has been reached. It may take multiple treatments using multiple syringes of dermal filler to achieve the desired result.

Youth Lab specialises in natural results. We use advanced injection techniques and high quality products and aim for patients to walk out of their first treatment with a very natural and aesthetically pleasing result.

Full aftercare instructions will be provided following treatment.

What are the risks of treatment?

There are minimal side effects associated with dermal fillers and tear trough treatment. These may include local swelling, redness and bruising as the lips have a very rich blood supply. It is important to note that injecting dermal filler near the eyes is a higher risk procedure and requires a highly skilled injector.

Rare complications include allergic reactions, the formation of granulomas, delayed onset nodules, secondary bacterial or viral infections (for example reactivation of the cold sore virus), damage to vascular structures, ischaemia and blindness (very rare).

Dermal filler injections cannot be given to people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, are currently unwell, have taken a course of Roaccutane in the last 3 months, have a history of autoimmune diseases or multiple allergies.

What are the costs?

Cosmetic Doctor

  • From $749 for 1ml

Cosmetic Registered Nurse

  • From $699 for 1ml

Please note savings are available when multiple syringes of filler are used in the same treatment session. We also have packages for full eye rejuvenation which offer significant savings.