Under Eye Darkness (Tear Through Treatments)

This treatment helps to improve the under eye region in its appearance. Dark circles under eye usually results in people looking constantly tired and appear much older than they actually are. The tear troughs are depressions (‘sunken eyes’, ‘darkness’) is not only a result of ageing or sun damage, but can also be due to genetic factors (inherited from the parents). The eyes are the most focused on area when interacting with other people and hence is one of the most influent factors contributing towards general appearance. 

Filler Treatments

Dermal fillers are becoming more popular due to their instant results and intermittent lifespan.

Treatment takes up to 30 minutes, with minimal pain and no downtime.
Simple and easy treatment to help you look fresh

Results lasts up to 24 months
Forehead fillers are a specialised procedure which requires a high skill level

Prices start from $600, depending on the dose required

Under Eye Darkness

With the use of world renowned premium grade TGA approved products, facial fillers help too:

  • Provides a more youthful appearance, helps restore volume loss, provides structure support and lift to the brows, eye lids and aspects of the mid and lower face. This appropriately helps contour the face to provide an adequate balance and facial ratio.
  • Enhancing shape and definition to the face.
  • Hyaluronic acid injected directly into the facial tissues stimulates the production of collagen.
  • Help produce a symmetrical appearance as symmetry is associated with attractiveness.

What are the ideal treatments for under eye hollowing?

The lower eye lid is approximately 0.5mm thin, and therefore a soft hyaluronic acid filler is generally a great initial approach. Alternative treatments include PRP therapy which help thicken and enhanced the skin quality in this area. Soft fillers help produce a smooth and natural appearance to the skin, and are generally quite subtle and flexible and therefore not so noticeable with facial expression, as maybe the case with thicker fillers or implants.  

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes 20 min and alternative pain relief options are provided to help the patient have a pleasant and almost pain free experience.

How long does filler in this region generally last for?

Fillers in the region may last between 6 months up to 2 years. The large discrepancy in how long the product lasts in this area is due to numerous factors, such as number of treatments and how fast each person’s body metabolizes the product.

Can PRP therapy be used to treat the Tear trough?

Platelet rich plasma is a product that is made up of a concentration derived from your own blood. A blood sample is used and then inserted into a machine which isolates the plasma concentration which is rich in platelets and growth factors. When inkected into the body, this concentration stimulates collagen production, helps create new blood vessels, and improve the blood supply to the area. This results in stronger, healthier and thicker skin.

Dark circles and hollowness beneath the eyes are a common concern among both males and females, especially with those whose jobs require professional etiquette where presentations and performances are essential. Females tend to try covering up this problem by using excessive amounts of make up in this region, however this isn’t always enough.

Having the ability to wake up looking younger and refreshed, without having to spend excessive amounts of time in front of the mirror attempting to cover this up is now a easily accessible option. This is now commonly managed with tear trough treatment or total eye rejuvenation. This will help you save time in the morning, money, and help increase your confidence throughout the day.

Note there are different type of tear trough treatments which is determined by the underlying cause. In order to get the best results, diagnosis by a plastic Surgeon, Dermatologist or cosmetic doctor is important, as one cause leading to poor treatment results can occur from an incorrect diagnosis. Some clinics may have a set protocol for under eye dark circles/ depressions, however this approach is wrong and can lead to further complications.  

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A neurotoxin is injected into the targeted areas across the forehead which leads to weakening and shrinkage of the Frontalis muscle, which is the muscle responsible for horizontal wrinkle lines.

Pricing & Consultation


The consultation fee is redeemable against the cost of any treatments performed during the appointment.

1ml Premium Thick filler

The procedure fee is a fixed cost per procedure regardless of the number of areas or quantity of product used.

3ml Premium Thick filler

Follow Up Consultation Free

The consultation fee is redeemable against the cost of any treatments performed during the appointment.

Pain Relief

Most practitioners and patients prefer to have some form of pain relief. There are multiple options available for your convenience;

  • Initially, a topical numbing agent such as emla cream or lmx, is applied to the area of treatment. Common additional forms of pain relief:
  • Local anaesthesia using a nerve block is a fantastic method to achieve almost no pain at all, however this does vary based on individual. This is quite similar and sometimes used interchangeably with the term dental block. Most dermal fillers also contain local anaesthesia and hence any pain experienced during treatment generally tends to improve throughout
  • Laughing gas (also known as happy gas or Nitros oxide) is also available.
  • Applying ice to the area prior to treatment can also help reduce the pain, and applying ice after the procedure also helps reduce the swelling.

After the pain relief is applied, cleaning agents to minimise infection risk, such as alcohol swabs or Chlorhexidine is applied to the area. Dermal fillers are applied by injecting the product and inserting accordingly at different layers beneath the skin


Right After The Procedure

After treatment Some bruising, redness and swelling maybe present and self resolve over the next few days. Generally the swelling tends to provide a slightly enhanced effect due to the increased volume associated with this, which tends to disappear eventuate into a more natural appearance. Some patients tend to enjoy the swelling effect, however others may prefer the more natural effect.

Treatment Risks

Risks and side effects of Dermal fillers


Swelling in the injection region


Asymmetry. One side may have a better outcome than the other. This is often due to the fact that faces have a great degree of asymmetry and people often tend to focus more on their face after treatment where these asymmetries become more obvious to the individuals. With many patients, one side of the face tends to be healthier and respond better to treatment providing more structural support and better outcome.

Infection; rare but is always a possibility when there is any opening of the skin

Necrosis (cells death due to obstruction of a blood vessel): Rare complication. This may potentially lead to worse outcomes.

Blindness is an extremely rare outcome.     

After Care Instructions

No make up for 6 hours after.

No intense exercise for 24 hrs

No alcohol for 24 hrs

No exposure to high temperature environments for 7 days, such as spa’s, sauna etc


Dr Michael is an experienced Aesthetic Physician specialising in cosmetic enhancements and anti-ageing treatments. Dr Michael has been an ongoing trainer at the words largest and the most renowned Aesthetic Training Academy. It is with no doubt that if you choose Dr Michael, you will begin a life-enhancing journey that will provide you with that confidence boost you long for. The journey will be guided by a personal and thorough consultation and facial assessment, which will direct your very own personalised treatment plan.

Feel confident to know that your doctor is specialised in cosmetic medicine, has an absolute love and passion for his profession and continue to educate others, while learning from the best Surgeons and Specialists overseas and bringing home his experience.