Are you noticing fine lines and wrinkles under your eyes and wondering if a tear trough filler treatment in Clapham would be an effective solution for you?

“The eyes are the first area to show signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles and this is due to the delicate and thin nature of the under-eye skin.”

The under eye is the area associated with looking and feeling tired which is why many people seek non-surgical aesthetic treatments to improve the appearance of this area before anything else.


Why do I have under eye wrinkles?

The under eyes are affected by several ageing processes including a loss of volume, thinning skin from collagen and hyaluronic acid depletion and excessive muscle action from repeated facial expression.

These ageing processes cause the following presentations in the under-eye area:

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Hollow under eyes
  • Dark circles/shadows
  • Crepey skin texture


What is a Tear Trough Filler Treatment?

A tear trough filler treatment is a non-surgical injectable treatment that improves the appearance of ageing under eyes by replacing the lost volume with a hyaluronic acid gel.

How does tear tough filler help with wrinkles?

Tear trough filler treatment in Clapham can help smooth out the fine lines under your eyes that are caused by a loss of volume. By replacing the lost volume with hyaluronic acid filler, it will help provide support to the thin and delicate under eye skin and smooth out fine lines. Because Tear trough filler is made from hyaluronic acid it will also help to provide much needed hydration to the skin as hyaluronic acid is made from water and attracts 1000 times is own weight in water.


Will tear trough filler treat all of my under-eye wrinkles?

This will depend on the cause of your wrinkles. Facial lines and wrinkles are caused primarily by two factors:

  1. loss of volume
  2. dynamic muscle action from repetitive facial expressions

If your wrinkles are primarily caused by facial expressions such as smiling or squinting then these would need to be treated using anti-wrinkle injections (BOTOX) to soften the muscle action from repetitive facial expressions.

“Tear trough fillers have no effect on the muscles and therefore cannot effectively treat lines and wrinkles that are a direct result of dynamic muscle action.”


How do I know what is causing my under-eye wrinkles?

You can usually tell what the primary cause of your wrinkles are by looking at yourself in the mirror when you are smiling. If the lines appear deeper when you are smiling or squinting, then they are caused by muscle action and would be best treated with anti-wrinkle injections. Expression lines are also most obvious in the outer corner of the eyes and often have a fan like appearance with several lines coming off the eye in different directions (this is why they are sometimes referred to as crow’s feet).

If your lines are directly under neath the centre of your eyes and are visible when you are not making any facial expressions, they are likely due to thinning skin and a loss of volume and would respond better to a tear trough filler treatment.


What if my lines are caused by facial expressions and a loss of volume?

Many people require a combination of tear trough filler and anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) to achieve the best aesthetic outcome as each treats the separate causes of under eye wrinkles.

We recommend an in-person consultation to determine the cause of your under-eye lines and wrinkles and to direct you to the most suitable treatment to achieve the best results for your concerns.


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