Dark circles beneeth the eyes are a common problem, because as we get older, we lose the fatty pads from underneath the eyes, and this causes eye bags, dark circles, puffiness and an orbital hollowness that can make us look weary. The area below the lower eyelid is often called the tear trough, and loss of volume and laxity there can have the effect of making us seem older than we are, which is not great for our self-confidence.

When we are young, distribution of fat in our face is even, with some fat pockets plumping up the cheeks, forehead, temples, around the eyes and the mouth. As we get older, we lose volume as the fat shifts downwards, making the features that were once rounded start to sink, meaning that other parts of the face gain some fat, so we tend to get baggy around the chin and get jowls in the neck.

The older we get, the more our body loses fat and bone density, especially in the facial area. The supporting structures benefit the skin start to decline, causing a loss of collagen, with the skin becoming thinner and more translucent. Dramatic loss of fat in the face can really age us, causing hollowness around the orbital area and thinner skin making the blood vessels visible and transparent, which is what causes the dark shadows under the eyes.

There are also lifestyle factors such as stress and lack of sleep which can result in dark circles around the eyes. No amount of eye creams will help with eye hollows or dark circles, and usually make-up is the only thing we can use that will disguise them.

Replacing volume in the under eye area can reshape the entire face. Dermal fillers are now regularly used to fill in the hollows and by filling in these depressions it can take away the tired look on your face and lighten the dark circles around the eyes. Tear trough treatment using dermal fillers is a non-surgical procedure that can restore your looks instantly. The filler gets precisely injected into the skin using very fine needles, re-creating the plump, firm skin that your under eye area used to have.

Benefits of tear trough treatment:

  • Dermal filler will banish under-eye bags and dark circles
  • Filler treatment will ease eye wrinkles
  • It will add volume to the under-eye area
  • You'll get instant results that will last around 6-8 months
  • The treatment will leave you feeling and looking younger

A good cosmetic doctor with experience of injecting dermal fillers will have a trained eye for what looks good and what will suit your face. It's important to avoid an overdone and unnatural look, aiming instead for natural-looking results to make you look younger and more refreshed.