Tear Trough & Eye Bag Treatment: Injecting fillers under the eye area can be fairly risky?

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.
Read More


Hi i have heard injecting fillers under the eye area can be a fairly risky procedure and can even result in blindness if there is bleeding into the back of the orbit area. I have also heard it is common to have a lumpy result therefore it is extremely important getting a doctor with a lot of experience injecting into the trough area. Would you consider yourself a specialist in this area? Also what would the cost be approximately for tear troughs alone. Thanks 🙂


We have been doing tear troughs for many years, and specialise in this area. We use blunt cannulas to do the work, rather than needles (this used to be the way we did it many years ago), and as a result, there is much less risk of bruising, bleeding, nerve injury, and blindness (injecting product into an artery). To fill the tear troughs alone, you generally need one syringe of product, for example filler type J.

To see a list of our current filler prices, click on the link;


Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

We're here to help

Our consultants will help you decide which treatment best suits you and your skin conditions/type.

Request a phone call