*this blog post contains information regarding a cosmetic treatment. It is important to remember that I am by no means trained or skilled in this area, and this whole blog post is just about my personal experience. For any advice regarding a treatment, please contact a clinician directly, or Tallulah via Instagram.
Since in my very early teens I have always been extremely insecure about the hollow and dark circles under my eyes, that don’t go away despite getting a full night’s sleep each day. This is something I have inherited from my mother, who inherited it from my grandfather and so on. It is something that I have never quite been able to get over, despite trying to make myself feel better each day, so was very keen to find out more when I found out about Tear Trough filler. I myself have never had anything done like this before, and no one I know has ever had this specific treatment done. Therefore I was a little dubious at the beginning.
Deciding that I wanted to do something about this insecurity I started searching locally to me for clinicians who were able to carry out this treatment, with lots of experience. After a while of searching and multiple conversations with different clinics I finally found someone in Clifton who I felt I trusted a lot. I had my initial consultation, where I could learn more about the treatment, as well as the lady herself and instantly felt relaxed and in good hands. It was at this moment that I decided to go ahead. I would also like to mention that this is in no way a partnership with the clinic; I sourced Tallulah myself and am paying full price for my treatment. I wanted to share this experience as someone who has never tried anything like this before, sharing every detail and the results that I got from it.
Since booking the treatment I had a few weeks to wait, so as you can imagine I was starting to get a little nervous. Not because I was worried about it, just because I am not the best when it comes to needles. But as with anything in life I did my best to put it out of my mind and simply get on with it.
So, the evening before my treatment I started to feel very nervous. I obviously had all the facts, and it is totally self-inflicted, however anything that involves a needle does make me anxious. I tried my best to put it out of my mind and eventually fell asleep. In the morning I was feeling a lot more positive and relaxed about the treatment, which I think really helped me when I got there as I was in the right mindset for it. Tallulah was nothing but sympathetic and patient with me and made me feel totally at ease from the minute I expressed my nerves. When I got to the clinic, we went into the treatment room and went over all the details of the treatment again, including the process, what can be expected afterwards and the aftercare guide for me to follow. We also looked at my eyes and Tallulah carefully showed me where the filler will go, how it all works and the look that I should get afterwards. I felt a lot more reassured at this point and happy to go ahead. Tallulah applied numbing cream and I could rest on the sofa for 15 minutes with my coffee whilst we waited for it to do its thing. A very weird feeling having numbing cream on your face… not bad, just bizarre!
The next part of the treatment, the actual filler, was very quick. My under eyes were completely numb and the needle only goes a tiny bit under the skin, so I felt very reassured. Tallulah kept me in the loop with everything she was doing, and I have to say I barely felt a thing. I had two needles for each eye, where Tallulah inserts the needle and the filler, but then uses her finger to disperse the product into the hollow areas to give me the look I desired. As it is a small area you can only have 0.5ml maximum under each eye by law, then if you want more you have to go back in a few months. In all honesty though, I don’t see why you would need more than that. My left eye needed a little more than my right, as the tear trough was naturally a little hollower than the right.
The whole process was quick and easy, and I did not experience any pain whatsoever. In my left eye where I had a little more filler, towards the end it was slightly uncomfortable, but by no means unbearable. What was also really nice was that once Tallulah had done one eye, she let me see in the mirror the difference between that and the other. Oh my gosh… it was amazing! So yes, the treatment itself took around ten minutes and the results were instant.
In terms of results and aftercare, I couldn’t wear any makeup on the area for the rest of that day to prevent infection, as there obviously is an open wound from the needles. Apart from that, I didn’t experience anything that some people can, such as puffiness under the eye or bruising. I have to say, I think I had an easy ride. The desired look was created instantaneously, and I didn’t experience anything bad afterwards. The numbing cream wore off within an hour, which felt a little odd but again not painful.
Overall, I am over the moon with the treatment and results and am so happy that I decided to go ahead and not let my nerves get the better of me. This is the one thing about myself that I have always been so conscious about and wanted to change, so I am grateful that the technology is now here, and I could change it safely. Tallulah is very advanced in her field and I did really do my research before committing to the treatment. My biggest piece of advice would be to find someone you really trust and that is more than qualified for the job, having a consultation and asking all the questions under the sun to make you feel reassured. Then, when it comes to the treatment, to completely trust your clinician and keep very calm. If you are local to me/ live in and around Bristol, I really couldn’t recommend Tallulah any more. I also can’t stress enough that finding the right person is key – always do your research about the filler that is being used, and never go for someone purely because they are cheap. Like with anything in life, you get what you pay for, and risking something on your face because it is a ‘good deal’ is not going to necessarily end well. If you are committing to a treatment, do it properly.
In a few weeks I will be doing some Instagram stories as a catch up on the treatment. Make sure you are following me if you are interested in seeing that – @ladyhunterblog.
Where I had this treatment – Lulu Cosmetics
Instagram – @lulucosmetics_
Length of the treatment – 45 minutes, including numbing time and treatment time.
How often do you have this – Roughly once a year, however it is dependent on the person and the area being treated.
Thank you to Tallulah at Lulu Cosmetics for this treatment and for the easy experience. This blog post is not in collaboration with the brand and all ideas, views and opinions are my own.