Dermal Fillers for the Dark Hollows Under Your Eyes
Most often, dark circles aren’t about changes in the color of the skin at all. Instead, they’re created by a loss of volume in the area around the eye. That exposes the orbital bone, creating a hollow trough that shows up as a dark circle. With the delicate eye area one of the first spots to reveal signs of aging, this can happen as early as the 30s or 40s.
Some people choose to get hyaluronic fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane, injected under their eyes. Fillers mimic a youthful look by correcting the contours of the eye socket
Injecting dermal fillers under the eye is a very “technique-dependent” procedure. The filler needs to be injected deep under the muscle rather than into the superficial layers of the skin. An inexpert job can lead to puffiness. So choose a skilled doctor who is experienced in under-eye injections.
Results last about 8 – 18 months. Minor swelling and bruising can last for a week or two. Your doctor may suggest injecting Botox, a wrinkle-smoother that erases crow’s feet at the same time.