Question about Dermal Fillers: hi i am looking into having a tear trough treatment q2211

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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Hi, i am looking into having a tear trough treatment, and just wanted to ask if dermal fillers would be suitable for permanent sleep lines. I sleep on my left side and have a permanent vertical line under this eye. Botox doesn’t fix it, would a dermal filler be suitable? I only have the line on my left side. I have been told i have thin skin in this area. If a filler is unable to fix the problem, what would be my options? Thanks in advance.


Dermal fillers are commonly used to fill ‘tear troughs’ or the groove between the lower eyelid and the cheeks. Often filling just under the tear trough or the mid cheek can provide support for the area also.

In regards to the vertical sleep line, it may or may not improve greatly with fillers. Often these lines are too fine for filling, but can be filled by virtue of expanding the area with a dermal filler. A bit like inflating a beach ball. Usually the line still remains however.

Laser resurfacing might be a more effective method, but this would require significant recovery time.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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