Sunken eyes, also known as tear “trough hollows” or “under-eye hollows, are easily detected in the mirror. There appears to be a hollowing under the eyes that gives off an overall look of fatigue. The look may vary from one individual to another but, due to the lowering of the area, shadows may appear darker and deeper.

Most people will begin to notice sunken and dark eyes by their late 30s and early 40s. As we age, fat deposits in the under-eye area start to diminish, causing the area to seem hollower.

Causes:

Sunken eyes can have many possible causes. Most of the time, it is not considered a medical problem.

·                     Aging

·                     Dramatic weight loss

·                     Genetics

·                     Lack of sleep

·                     Dehydration

·                     Sun exposure

·                     Allergies

·                     Sinus infections

·                     Smoking

 

Treatment:

Fillers have become the go to treatment, we would recommend this as a quick fix.

For longer lasting results the area needs to be nourished, particularly if the hollowing is recent. Stimulating the area to thicken and have more robust skin around it is very important to improve our look. We would recommend, Endermolift by LPG, HIFU, or Mesotherapy in mild cases and the addition of Fillers for more serious cases.

Cosmetic surgery such as a brow-lift, blepharoplasty (lower eyelid surgery), or a face-lift can reduce the appearance of sunken eyes.

Tips:

  • Look into herbal remedies such as almond oil and sandalwood to regularly maintain the area
  • Apply concealer to boost light deflection
  • Sleep regular hours
  • Avoid straining your eyes
  • Wear glasses when necessary

Avoid sleeping on your side or face down