Many consider under eye puffiness a curse, while others suffer from the exact opposite, sunken/ hollow eyes.. These two adverse cases call for different ways of treatment, today we will shed a light on sunken eyes..
What Causes Hollowness Around Eyes?
- Age is a major factor when it comes to hollow eyes, as a result of laxity of skin around the eyes and atrophy of fat surrounding the eyeballs, and lastly loss of collagen.
- Extreme weight loss in a short period of time will equally affect the fat volume surrounding the eye area..
- Hereditary factors.
- Lack of sleep, general health, nutrition and well being are also factors that affect the eye area.
- Vitamin deficiencies. Such as vitamin C, K and iron.
The good news is sunken eyes have the option to undergo a few treatments with new age methods.. Non surgical treatments include radio frequency skin tightening, laser resurfacing and chemical peels. These give some benefit but it is not long lasting or 100% effective in all cases. Some of these treatments may not be effective in very severe cases, which forces patients with hollow eyes to resort to the following treatments..
1 || Products
Even if you’re considering any type of treatment or procedure to address under-eye hollows, you should also be using a topical retinoid. Prescription Retin-A or over-the-counter retinols, will improve the quality of your lower eyelid skin by smoothing small wrinkles and thickening the skin to help reduce the appearance of the hollow or dark circle. This will give you a better result from any treatment.
2 || Fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers injected in the hollow area give a natural-looking result without the swelling. Placement of the filler is also important. When placed too superficially under the eyes, fillers can cause a bluish swelling called the Tyndall effect, therefore, fillers must be injected under the muscle layer in this area. In some cases, doctors will suggest filling the cheeks with a more supportive filler, such as Restylane Lyft or Juvéderm Voluma, in the cheek area, and a softer filler, such as Restylane or Juvéderm Volbella, in the tear trough. The tear trough is a very tricky area to fill, so make sure to go to the right board certified doctor..
3 || Surgical Fix
A lower eye-lift, aka blepharoplasty, can remove any loose skin under the eyes that makes hollowing look worse, and the fat can be repositioned or added to smooth out sunken skin. Lower blepharoplasty provides conservative repositioning or removal of the herniated fat. Sometimes, lower blepharoplasty along with hyaluronic acid fillers is done for optimal results..
4 Makeup Tips
By combining various shades of foundation or concealer, people with noticeable hollow eyes can mask the look.. Use a foundation or concealer that matches the skin tone under your eyes. This provides a smooth base, as well as helps conceal darkness. Lightly sweep a concealer that is at least two to three shades lighter than your skin tone where the deepest part of the hollow is. Using the same brush, lightly blend out the edges but leave the opacity of the light concealer in the center. If you are concerned about the concealer moving or creasing, set it with powder and a damp sponge or powder puff. Then sweep excess powder away with a clean brush.