Sleep deprivation is the most common temporary cause of dark circles under our eyes. As we age there are changes to the appearance under our eyes and these "circles", "bags" or "grooves" become more profound and permanent. These genetic and age-related changes to our under-eye make us look tired even if we get enough sleep. Other factors that contribute to dark circles beneath our eyes include sun exposure, dehydration, eye strain and allergies.
Dark circles are not harmful, and a perfectly natural part of aging. As we age, our skin becomes thinner, and we loose the fat and collagen production needed to maintain our skins elasticity. When this happens around our eyes, the dark blood vessels become more visible, causing the area beneath your eye to darken. This change in our faces’ appearance is often a dramatic and noticeable difference, hence, why our clients like to correct this imperfection.
We use a special type of filler and inject it in an area that we call a ‘tear trough’ to treat these dark circles. The treatment replaces lost volume under the eye by injecting an ingredient called Hyaluronic acid which is a gel-like substance that naturally exists in your body. Another option to treat dark circles is microneedling.