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Anyone had their tear troughs filled or whatever they do with them?

38 replies

ggirl · 01/05/2012 21:47

I am thinking of getting it done
but don't want to end up looking like a puffa fish

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ggirl · 01/05/2012 23:08

no one??
come on

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HowAboutAHotCupOfShutTheHellUp · 01/05/2012 23:09

Yes, twice. Once with dr. Khan (v well known in the industry, harley st based) and then with dr. Tracey Mountford, also harley st. based, known as the 'filler queen', she reassuringly professional yet warm and chatty. Dr. Khan's bedside manner left something to be desired but he is clearly an expert in this field.

Going for my third session on Thursday with Dr. Mountford. The procedure lasts around a year.

Dr. Mountford has started to use a cannula to inject the filler which apparently gives a v smooth result with only one small injection per tear trough, it is apparently less painful and you are less likely to bruise. The procedure is not particularly painful anyway FYI.

No one noticed when I had it done, only me, I just feel fresher. As long as I can afford it I will have it done.

Good luck whatever you decide.

ggirl · 01/05/2012 23:10

oooh thanks

how much if you don't mind?

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HowAboutAHotCupOfShutTheHellUp · 01/05/2012 23:11

£600 ish.

ggirl · 01/05/2012 23:16

blimey that's expensive
but if it lasts a yr ..'re obviously pleased with the results as you keep going back

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Katisha · 01/05/2012 23:25

How do you mean, she uses a cannula?

NoGoodGirlo · 02/05/2012 00:43

Yes - but I live in the USA. It costs me $500 and is worth every cent. I look refreshed, awake and fabulous and not a hint of puffa fish. It has really made me feel so much better about myself. Have had botox in the past too but don't really bother to keep that up as the tear trough thing is so much better.

By the way, insist on a local anesthetic!

PerryCombover · 02/05/2012 01:02

Close friend has had this done (no
I don't mean me!)
She got a really good result from it better than she had hoped

nickseasterchick · 02/05/2012 01:03

tear troughs??what are they?? have i got them?? is it that bad?

JarethTheGoblinKing · 02/05/2012 01:14

wtf are tear troughs? WHy on earth would they need filling? Confused

FrillyMilly · 02/05/2012 02:17

I also need to know what a tear trough is!

ggirl · 02/05/2012 07:43

tear troughs another lovely sign of ageing caused by loss of collagen

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ggirl · 02/05/2012 07:44

hmm it may be cheaper in canada , i am planning a visit to my family there this yr

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CarpeJugulum · 02/05/2012 07:48

Bloody hell, I've had them since puberty struck.

But then, I've had stretch marks since before I knew what they were - they appeared at about age 7 with me (that I noticed as least). DS has them too and he's only 19mo. Moisturiser everywhere for him Sad

Erm, I digress...

So, you can get them filled? Hmm... might be with investigating this.

ContinentalKat · 02/05/2012 07:53

I thought that was just the way eyes and faces were supposed to look like!
If you have them filled, will your eye just merge with your cheek?
I should clearly stick to the beginners' guides in S&B...

ggirl · 02/05/2012 07:57

well mine are newly acquired a few yrs ago in my late 40's
loads of rather barbaric videos on you tube

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valiumredhead · 02/05/2012 08:39

Isn't that just 'shape of your eyes/face' but the beauty industry have convinced us we need it filling? In the same way we are all convinced that open pores are A Bad Thing - they are just pores, I have NEVER looked at ANYONE and come away thinking 'Oh my she was so pretty but my goodness her pores let her down!' Grin It's all a load of tosh!

No way would I let anyone near my eyes! Shock

OneHandFlapping · 02/05/2012 08:49

Wow, some of those before/after pictures are amazing!

ggirl · 02/05/2012 09:19

no it's definitely not my normal eyes of a few yrs ago
but I am going to do a lot of research before I even approach someone

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PerryCombover · 02/05/2012 09:26

Nah Valium, some people do have really obvious troughs, some don't (well until they are the least of our worries, in terms of skin ageing)
Up to those people to decide I think.
I worked with a woman with fairly obvious deputy dawg eye bags ..she had them done and felt fantastic. I'm not sure I would be brave enough though

My skin was very strange with each pregnancy and I did get massive pores
They filled, either as blackheads, or as massive pits awaiting foundation to pool there. It constantly pissed me off but I know it isn't an issue for lots of people but it was for me
They are almost back to normal now and I'm happier

Pinot · 02/05/2012 10:23

<a class="break-all" href=",r:0,s:0,i:67" rel="nofollow noindex" target="_blank">amazing result

I don't have them but if I did, and I could afford it, I'd zap them. That's just how I roll... :o

And I have judged people with crater-pores Blush but in a soothing "poor them" way, not a ha-ha way. Speaking as one who has had hormonal acne and still does I empathise with self confidence bashing skin issues, big styleee.

Mombojombo · 02/05/2012 10:29

Dear lordy be! I've had them since birth! Inherited from my Dad whose eyes look like the mafia guy Fat Tony out of The Simpsons...


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valiumredhead · 02/05/2012 11:09

I don't even notice pores or troughs - I notice if people are smiley and invite me round for a cup of tea Grin

Katisha · 02/05/2012 16:44

I'd like a run down of exactly how it's done please and how often it has to be redone?

BobbiFleckman · 02/05/2012 16:46

I went to see Tracey Mountford about doing mine. She was astonishingly honest and sent me home wtih some spendy eye cream instead (forgotten the make, some cosmeceutical wotnot, works quite well. still want some serious surgery to sort my eyes out though). Makes me think she's a good one to go to if she doesn't automatically take the cash.

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