Under Eye Filler: Tear Trough Filler Cost, Before and Afters, Info, and More

Do you have bags or dark circles? You’re not alone! Tear trough fillers are a popular treatment for removing dark circles and bags under the eyes. Also called under eye filler, this technique replaces fullness in the face that is lost due to aging. In the hands of a qualified medical professional, tear trough filler injections can create an amazing result with minimal risk. This procedure uses a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler such as Juvèderm, Belotero, Versa, or Restylane to gently restore the area underneath the eye socket to a more youthful state.

Tear Trough Filler: Info

Under eye filler is a medical cosmetic treatment that injects a filler gel into the facial area underneath the eyes to reduce dark circles and add youthful volume to the face. Also called tear trough filler, the use of under eye fillers is an advanced technique that has been scientifically proven to make individuals appear younger. In the hands of an expert injector, under eye fillers for dark circles and facial volume can be an effective treatment that makes the face appear less hollow.

Most of us have our opinions about how body fat makes us look. However, facial fat has been scientifically studied to make people’s faces appear younger and more desirable. In fact, a 2021 study from the Medical College of Wisconsin showed that middle-aged people who had dieted and lost weight had faces that appeared older than their non-dieting counterparts.

While we all may not have “diet face”, all of our faces naturally loses fat volume every year. As we age, the fat pads in the face begin to shrink and drift apart, like icebergs. When the fat begins to shrink, the face starts to look hollow and tired. If you’ve ever woken up one day and said, “When did I start looking so old?” what you’re probably seeing is the effect of volume loss in the face.

The tear trough filler technique uses a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler to gently restore in the area underneath the eye. HA fillers are among the most popular facial fillers today. 

HA fillers are made of a gel that contains hyaluronic acid molecules, a type of sugar that is found naturally in the body and known for its ability to attract and hold onto water molecules. Brand names of HA fillers you may recognize include Juvèderm, Restylane, Belotero, and Versa. Because HA fillers are softer than other types of filler, they are most commonly used for under eye injections.

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Tear Trough: Before and After

Tear trough filler before and afters can be stunning! Take a look at these examples from actual Boise Image patients.

Tear Trough Filler Before and After + Facial Balancing

Tear Trough Filler Before and After + Facial Balancing

Tear Trough Filler: How Long Does it Last?

When you get tear trough filler, you can expect it to last about six to nine months. Some people report the result lasts over 12 months, but we encourage our patients to refresh their filler about every six months. There are many factors that contribute to the length of results from fillers.

Factors that can impact how long tear trough filler last include:

    • Filler material
    • Lifestyle choices
    • How your body breaks down filler

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Tear Trough Filler: Cost

The cost for tear trough filler varies depending on the brand of filler, the injector’s skill level, and how many syringes of filler are needed. Typically, only one or two syringes are needed, depending on the patient. Based on the brand of filler and injector’s skill level, you can expect to pay up to $800 per syringe. If you are new to fillers, you may need more syringes than others to get your desired result.

Note: Under eye fillers and tear trough fillers are advanced techniques that require special training and medical knowledge. Under eye fillers should never be performed by an unlicensed, Groupon, or bargain injector. (In fact, we feel that no aesthetic medicine bargains can be trusted, except for our monthly Image Insiders specials.

Tear Trough Filler Gone Wrong: Risks & Side Effects

“Under eye filler gone wrong” is unfortunately a real thing. Like most facial aesthetic procedures, there is always a risk for the treatment to go wrong, especially in the hands of an unqualified injector. That why it is important to thoroughly research your injector before choosing. A qualified injector will reduce the risk of serious complications, and provide aftercare instructions to minimize minor side effects.

When finding a qualified injector, look for their medical credentials (usually RN, NP, DNP, PA, DO, or MD) and if they are board-certified in aesthetic medicine. 

Common side effects include:

    • Headache
    • Skin discoloration
    • Slight pain
    • Swelling around injection area
    • Light bruising around injection area
    • Allergic reaction
    • Infection

Rarer, more serious complications with tear trough filler include:

    • Changes in vision
    • Vascular 
    • Occlusion
    • Permanent Blindness due to filler entering the retinal artery (very rare)


Tear trough filler is an effective treatment that can deliver a great-looking result for many people. It is a very safe treatment in the hands of a qualified injector, such as the medical professionals at Boise Image Enhancement Centre, overseen by Dr. Morgann Eason DNP, FNP-C. 

Be sure to take our quiz below to see if you are a good candidate for tear trough fillers!


Quiz: Bye Bye, Under Eyes!

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