Dark Eye Circles
What causes dark eye circles and eye bags?*
For many patients, both young and old, filler treatments to the under eye area are a safe and effective alternative to surgery. Many patients are unhappy with the shadows and depressions that occur under the eyes.
The tear trough extends from the inner corner of the eye, following a semicircular arc and transitioning to the palpebromalar groove. A deep tear trough can create a shadow that is perceived as a dark circle below the eye. It also creates a division between the lower eyelid and cheek that is an early sign of aging around the eyes. Patients with deep tear troughs often complain that they look more tired and older than they really are.
A tear trough is caused by tethering of the lower eyelid skin to the underlying facial bones. As aging leads to volume loss and tissue laxity in the lower eyelid, the tear trough becomes more prominent. The appearance of lower eyelid bags can accentuate a tear trough, making the shadow more visible. And while it is more common as patients age, even younger patients can have a tear trough deformity.
What can be done?*
Fillers are usually the most recommended solution for dark eye circles and eye bags. Laser procedures can help but effects are usually not as satisfying, and would also require multiple sessions.
Many people have this line/groove that extends from the inner eye all the way down to the top of the cheek – these are tear troughs. Fillers are used to fill up the lost volume under the eyes to give a very much more rejuvenated look. This non-invasive approach is highly preferred by most patients for such dark eye circle concerns. The treatment has minimal to zero downtime.
* The contents in this website do not constitute or is intended to constitute medical advice and readers rely on the statements contained herein at their own risk. Treatment results, experiences and downtime (if any) may vary by individuals. Please make an appointment with our clinic for a thorough medical assessment of your condition and treatment requirements. The models and images used in this website are not images of our own patients.