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Eyes and Brows - Hollow Eyes/Dark Circles

Many people complain that their lower eye area is hollow or they have dark circles under their eyes, thus making them look tired and older than they feel.  This is a common concern that often presents in combination with other challenges around the eyes.  There could be several issues at hand in this situation that warrant a consultation with a physician for treatment options.  In some patients, the positioning of the brow bone may cast a shadow under the eyes.  In this case, non-surgical treatments such as hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Restylane® or Juvéderm® may be used to augment the orbital rim below the eyes to create more balance between the brow and the lower eye area.  Also, surgical implants may be an option if more volume is needed than a filler can provide.

In some cases, patients have "bags" or pockets of fatty tissue under their eyes that cast a shadow in the lower eye area.  If the bags are mild to moderate, dermal fillers may be used to hide the bag and remove the shadow. Also, other non-surgical treatments such as chemical peels, skin resurfacing treatments such as Fraxel® or skin tightening treatments such as Thermage® may help.  In some patients, a lower eyelid blepharoplasty may be the appropriate solution.  During the procedure, the fatty pocket creating the bag is repositioned or removed.

Often dark circles are the key concern in patients with neither of the above challenges.  In some cases, the skin under the eye is darker than the surrounding skin, causing the dark circle.  In this situation, lightening agents may be used to bring the skin back to a more natural hue.

Correcting hollow eyes and dark circles requires a great deal of skill, so it is important to consult with a physician with extensive experience in this area.  As an ophthalmologist and oculofacial surgeon, Dr. Elahi has special training and expertise in managing cosmetic concerns around the eye area.

For more information, call FACES today at 212-570-0707 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Elahi.

Many people complain that their lower eye area is hollow or they have dark circles under their eyes, thus making them look tired and older than they feel.  This is a common concern that often presents in combination with other challenges around the eyes.  There could be several issues at hand in this situation that warrant a consultation with a physician for treatment options.  In some patients, the positioning of the brow bone may cast a shadow under the eyes.  In this case, non-surgical treatments such as hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Restylane® or Juvéderm® may be used to augment the orbital rim below the eyes to create more balance between the brow and the lower eye area.  Also, surgical implants may be an option if more volume is needed than a filler can provide. 

In some cases, patients have "bags" or pockets of fatty tissue under their eyes that cast a shadow in the lower eye area.  If the bags are mild to moderate, dermal fillers may be used to hide the bag and remove the shadow. Also, other non-surgical treatments such as chemical peels, skin resurfacing treatments such as Fraxel® or skin tightening treatments such as Thermage® may help.  In some patients, a lower eyelid blepharoplasty may be the appropriate solution.  During the procedure, the fatty pocket creating the bag is repositioned or removed.

Often dark circles are the key concern in patients with neither of the above challenges.  In some cases, the skin under the eye is darker than the surrounding skin, causing the dark circle.  In this situation, lightening agents may be used to bring the skin back to a more natural hue.  

Correcting hollow eyes and dark circles requires a great deal of skill, so it is important to consult with a physician with extensive experience in this area.  As an ophthalmologist and oculofacial surgeon, D

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