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What are the different types of dermal fillers available for the eyes and tear troughs? Finding suitable dermal eye filler treatment

Dermal fillers have increased in popularity over the years, and more recently in the UK. The safe non-invasive treatment involves injecting a soft gel into specific facial areas that may have lost volume, such as the cheeks, and under the eyes (also called tear trough). With a range of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers on the market, certain dermal filler products are suitable for the undereye area.

This guide will focus on the different types of dermal filler products available for under the eyes, and how to find the most suitable product for you.

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Read about the benefits of tear trough fillers, and what you should consider before treatment.

Compare the different types of dermal fillers with each filler’s pros and cons.

Discover the most popular hyaluronic acid filler products specifically for the tear trough and undereye area.

Read the most frequently asked questions on dermal eye filler products and brands.

What are the benefits of tear trough treatment?

Unlike dark circles and eyebags that are relatively easy to reduce (using a cold compress and staying hydrated), tear troughs are generally harder to cover and reduce. Tear troughs are physical hollows under the eyes that cast a shadow which can make a person look tired and aged.

Dermal eye fillers (or tear trough filler) are injected into strategically placed areas of the undereye to add volume and help reduce the look of physical hollows. Benefits of tear trough fillers include:

  • Eyes remain expressive.
  • Skin looks fuller and smoother.
  • Addresses dark circles, tear troughs, and eye bags.
  • Adds volume to thin areas of the undereye.

To find out more about the benefits of undereye fillers, visit our Blog page.

What fillers are used for the tear trough treatment?

There are different types of dermal filler products; all of which have the same goal of adding volume to facial areas. However, certain dermal filler products are not as beneficial as others when it comes to the undereye area.

Calcium hydroxylapatite

This type of dermal filler stimulates collagen production in the skin which, in turn, adds volume to certain facial areas. However, many practitioners choose not to utilise Calcium hydroxyapatite fillers as there is the risk the undereye area may become overly white after the treatment.

Poly-L-lactic acid

Poly-L-lactic acid filler is a much thicker substance and encourages collagen production. Unlike hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, which offer immediate results, this type of filler takes longer to see results, and may take around three monthly treatments to achieve the desired appearance.

Although the results are long-lasting, due to the thick substance, there is the risk of lumps occurring underneath the skin. If you want tear trough fillers, it is important to seek a reputable clinic with the appropriate qualifications. This reduces the risk of underqualified practitioners administering the facial fillers, which may lead to botched results.

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“When I came to Nyla, she just makes you feel so comfortable. She asks you a lot of questions and doesn’t rush you into anything.

With Nyla being a doctor herself, you always feel confident in her.”

– Sharon

Find out more information about the safety of dermal eye fillers here.

Hyaluronic acid (HA)

HA fillers are the most common type of dermal eye fillers, as hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the body. As we age, our body starts to break down the hyaluronic acid and produces less of the substance; much like collagen production. This then affects the cosmetic appearance of the skin, including fine lines, signs of ageing, and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers, in areas such as the cheeks and under the eyes, help administer hyaluronic acid back into the skin to help restore loss of volume and smooth any lines.

Dr Nyla and her team administer injectable hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Belotero, and Teosyal. During your in-depth consultation, our medical practitioners will assess your suitability and find which product will best suit your needs.

Contact Dr Nyla and her team to book your consultation for tear trough fillers.

What hyaluronic acid products are available for dermal eye filler?

When it comes to tear trough fillers, there are certain products and well-established brands that have been FDA-approved, and are popular on the UK market:


Restylane is applied in certain facial areas to smooth wrinkles and other fine lines. Different products can be used in various ways, including lip enhancement and adding volume to the cheeks. This hyaluronic acid-based filler is primarily used for the cheeks and lips; however, it can help address dark circles under the eyes.

Restylane products include:

  • Restylane: this dermal filler is used for facial wrinkles and tear troughs, to help reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.


Belotero is a much thinner HA filler compared to the other types. As it has a thinner consistency, Belotero helps address smaller and finer lines and wrinkles in areas such as under the eyes.

Although the thin substance means that Belotero is softer and spreads much easier, this also results in Belotero not lasting as long as other dermal filler products.

Before seeking a tear trough filler consultation, research the clinic to ensure they have the appropriate qualifications and have a history of performing dermal filler treatments. At Dr Nyla, our team have a combined clinical experience of over 50 years, and has experience in administering safe and effective dermal fillers.

To find out more about tear trough treatment and if it is right for you, read our Blog page.


Teosyal is a dermal filler brand that is commonly used in Europe. The filler is injected into facial areas, such as the cheeks and under the eyes, to address facial wrinkles. As it is a soft and malleable substance, this makes it ideal for subtle enhancement to address eye bags and tear troughs.

Teosyal products include:

  • Teosyal Redensity 2:this is the first and only hyaluronic acid-based filler designed specifically for the tear troughs.


Juvéderm is one of the most popular injectable fillers and has been FDA-approved since 2006. This dermal filler product is unique from the other facial fillers, as it contains a mild anaesthetic (lidocaine) that minimises any pain and discomfort. Dr Nyla and her team can also apply a topical numbing cream to further reduce any pain during the injection treatment; especially as the eye area can be sensitive.

For under the eyes, Juvéderm provides strong volumising effects in treating eye bags, and can fill fine lines such as crow’s feet.

Juvéderm products include:

  • Juvéderm Volbella:this is a suitable product to treat tear troughs.

All the dermal filler products that are hyaluronic-acid based have very similar benefits, including smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and stimulating collagen production back into the skin.

It is up to the medical practitioner for which dermal filler product is used under the eyes. During the consultation, they will be able to address your needs and assess your suitability; using their knowledge of dermal fillers in what product they will administer.

Dr Nyla is one of the top cosmetic doctors in the UK and is a favourite amongst celebrities and high-profile clients. Instead of just one treatment, we offer bespoke treatment packages that are specific to your needs; all using the latest technologies and techniques.

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Frequently asked questions

How can you reduce swelling and bruising after dermal eye fillers?

After dermal eye fillers, you will be able to see results immediately. However, there may be slight swelling and bruising around the treatment area. Make sure you are staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol and blood-thinning medications (such as aspirin) before and after treatment.

Find out more about the recovery time for undereye fillers here.

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