There's nothing worse than spending a long time applying your make-up, and then, when you look in the mirror all you notice is your tired looking eyes. Anyone can suffer from hollows under the eyes, although they will inevitably worsen as you get older. Sunken eye hollows can cause you to feel disheartened when you notice the lost volume under the eyes, and the volume loss can start in your early twenties, and becoming more obvious with age.
The tear trough extends from the inner corner of the eye, making an arc shape and continuing on to the outer corner, like a crescent-shaped area under your eye. The delicate skin under your eyes can sometimes seem dark, sunken and hollow and this is usually a result of either aging, dehydration, or not getting enough sleep.
Why do we get dark circles and hollows under our eyes?
- The most common reason is heredity.
- Volume loss caused by the loss of orbital fat under the lower eyelids.
- Collagen loss in the skin, from age and sun damage.
- Dehydration causes a temporary loss of volume in the under-eye area.
A pronounced dip under the eye, creates shadows and can leave you looking tired and older than your years. Injecting dermal filler into the hollow, can smooth the area, lessen the look of the dark circles and rejuvenate the area. Tear trough treatment places the dermal filler below the skin, which will lift up the tissues making the tear trough seem more shallow.
There are many descriptions used for sunken eyes:
- Hollow eyes
- Dark shadows
- Thin-looking skin benefit the eyes
- Dark circles beneeth the eyes
- Tired eyes
- Tear trough hollows
- Under-eye hollows
The tear trough treatment is almost painless, and it needs only a small amount of local anaesthetic numbing cream applied to the skin about 20 minutes before the injection treatment starts. The practitioner uses a cannula for tear trough injections, as this technique minimizes bruising, and is a gentler technique. The recovery time is very quick, although patients may experience some redness and swelling, but this can easily be minimized and covered up with make-up.
Ways to improve sunken eyes;
- Have 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
- To alleviate tiredness, apply slices of cucumber on the eyes to cool the skin and improve the blood circulation.
- Warm or cool tea bags placed on the eyes, can improve blood circulation.
- To flush out excess water and lessen the dark, puffy appearance under the eyes, eat foods such as watermelon, celery and cucumber.
- A diet of dark green vegetables, like; spinach, broccoli, kale and sprouts will help with deep sunken eyes.
Many people are unhappy with the depressions and shadows beneeth the eyes, and dermal filler treatments to this area are a safe and effective alternative to surgery.