Dermal fillers to hide eyebags by filling tear troughs

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Traditionally, the treatment of eyebags has been surgery. Excess skin and fat is removed via an incision underneath the lower eye line. However, there is a significant risk of ectropion, or the excessive show of the ‘white’ of the eyes from the tightened skin pulling the lower eyelid down. Also the lower eyelid can appear a little too hollow sometimes after the operation, and this can be ageing rather than rejuvenating.

By filling the trough underneath the eyebag, the eyebag becomes less apparent, as this smooths the transition between the lower eyelid and the cheek, effectively hiding the lower eyebag. The fillers that are used in this area last for a couple of years or more usually, and do not have the associated risks of surgery.

For more information go to our non-surgical facial shaping page.

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