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Am I a Good Candidate for Tear Trough Filler?


Did you know that dermal fillers can correct the appearance of dark circles and/or sunken areas under the eyes? The professionals at Ageless Grace can help patients near Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, and Lake Elsinore, CA achieve a younger appearance through a simple and noninvasive treatment.

Tear trough filler injections are a popular remedy for under-eye bags and wrinkles. However, not everyone is an ideal candidate. Today, board-certified physician Dr. Lily Phillips discusses this topic, including what to look for in an injector. See if you are eligible for dermal fillers by calling for an anti-aging assessment today.


What causes signs of aging in the tear trough?


The areas under the eyes are the first to show unwanted signs of aging. This is because the skin is thin and delicate, making it more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. These factors also contribute to aging around the eyes:

  • Sun exposure: UV rays damage the skin and lead to the development of wrinkles.

  • Environmental factors: Exposure to pollution and smoke can cause dark circles.

  • Genetics: Some people are predisposed to developing under-eye bags and/or wrinkles.

What are dermal fillers made from?


Dermal fillers are made from many different materials, but the most common ones contain hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a natural moisturizer that helps keep skin plump and smooth. Because HA is found in the body, it is unlikely to cause an adverse reaction. Fillers are carefully administered into areas that need volume, such as the tear troughs, to diminish signs of aging.


Who is eligible for dermal filler injections?


Most people considering tear trough fillers want to improve the appearance of their under-eye area. The best candidates have mild to moderate wrinkles and/or dark circles. Dr. Phillips can assess your skin to determine your candidacy. While complications are rare, some people may not be good candidates due to health concerns. This is why a short review of your medical history is necessary.


What are the risks associated with dermal filler injections?


As with any medical procedure, tear trough filler injections may cause some side effects. Severe side effects are rare and can be minimized by choosing a qualified and experienced provider, like Dr. Phillips. Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, and Lake Elsinore candidates should be willing to learn about all potential risks before undergoing any procedure. These may include:

  • Mild pain at the injection site

  • Swelling and inflammation

  • Bruising

Our clinic can provide a more detailed list of potential side effects based on the filler product used and where hyaluronic acid is administered. We also offer ways to reduce the intensity of these side effects at home.


What results can I expect?


The results of tear trough fillers vary based on several factors. In general, most people report a more attractive under-eye area. Dark circles may be lightened, and wrinkles may be diminished. Outcomes usually last 1 – 2 years but this timeline varies based on your age and the product used. Our specialists at Ageless Grace can give you a more detailed idea of what to expect based on your unique situation.


Correct under-eye bags and more


Hollow areas and under-eye bags can be frustrating and embarrassing. Tear trough filler injections at Ageless Grace in Murrieta, CA can improve the appearance of your under-eye area and give you a more youthful look. Schedule a consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Lily Phillips and find out if this treatment is right for you.


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