Under eye hollows occur as a result of loss of volume (bone and/or fat pads) under the eye area. Symptoms include dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles creating a tired, sunken appearance.

Under Eye Hollows

Under eye hollows occur as a result of loss of volume (bone and/or fat pads) under the eye area. Symptoms include dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles creating a tired, sunken appearance. These hollows can get more noticeable as the skin loses volume with age and lifestyle factors for example lack of sleep and dehydration.

The skin under the eyes is very thin and delicate, which is why it sometimes appears sunken and has darker coloring than elsewhere on the face. Age plays a role in sunken eyes or under eye hollows, but other factors can contribute to the darkening / hollowing of this area, so it may (and often do) affect younger people as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Causes Under Eye Hollows?

The following can all contribute to the appearance of sunken eyes or under eye hollows:

* Dehydration
* Pigmentation
* Vitamin deficiencies
* Sleep issues
* Aging
* Weight loss
* Genetics
* Smoking
* Allergies
* Sinus infections
* Trauma

Although we are not able to assist with all of the above, we can most definitely assist with the improvement of the appearance of under eye hollows or sunken eyes due to vitamin deficiency, weight loss, pigmentation, and aging, read below for more information on these treatments.

How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under The Eyes?

There is no one treatment that is “best” for the removal of dark circles under the eyes. The success of any treatment for under-eye hollows will depend on your skin type, the severity of the condition, the quality of the products you use at home, relevant supplements, your lifestyle choices, the experience of your skincare specialist, and how regularly you have in-clinic treatments (to name just a few).

We have however achieved excellent results with the following treatments for dark circles and under-eye hollows:

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be used very specifically to rejuvenate different areas on the face. In some areas, like the cheeks, you may require a product with more volume and skin lifting capacity, whereas in the under-eye and lip area, you may require a product that is softer to naturally define and plump this delicate skin.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a technique that improves the skin’s texture and appearance by applying a chemical solution to the skin which removes the outer damaged layers. The amount of skin removed will depend on the type of chemical used, the strength of the peel, how long it is left on the skin, or how many layers are applied to the skin. There are various chemical peel treatments available for the treatment of different types of pigmentation, as well as whether it is pigmentation of the face or body.

3D Medical Needling

Micro-needling is one of the most popular, non-surgical treatments among aging women who wish to treat skin aging, fine lines, and wrinkles and increase the collagen content of their skin. With our 3D Medical Skin Needling treatment, the combination of 3 individual treatments into one treatment session ensures that we target all the origins of aging for healthier, radiant, more youthful-looking skin.

Periocular Brightening Peel

This is a signature combination treatment that has been formulated exclusively for Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates. This bespoke periocular rejuvenation treatment is specifically designed for clients who want firmer, brighter, and more evenly toned skin around the eye area. This indication-specific combination peel, together with microneedling, forms part of the exclusive periocular protocol for superior results around the eye area.

In severe cases, with excessive hollows and skin laxity, we advise the use of a combined, minimally invasive surgical technique: injecting fat into hollowed areas (lipofilling), followed by a skin tightening laser treatment (CO2 Laser).

See the full list of suggested treatments below!

How Do I Choose The Best Treatment For Dark Cicles / Under Eye Hollows?

Always start with a professional consultation with qualified and experienced specialists for an in-depth analysis of your skin and to reach a good understanding of your skincare concerns and goals and whether your concern is treatable by a aesthetician / cosmetic surgeon.

Our unique and comprehensive aesthetic couture consultation is available for you to discuss and analyse your concerns and goals and for our team of specialists to provide bespoke advice, recommendations and treatment/home care plans.

Schedule your aesthetic couture consultation today!