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  • Writer's pictureAli Rislan

Treat Your Dark Circles: Tear Trough Fillers

Updated: Mar 27, 2023

Get Rid of Dark Circles Caused by Loss of Volume

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Before we get started if you haven't seen last week's blog have a read here. You'll find out how poor blood circulation, bad sleep, and genetics can cause dark circles; and some treatments for them. If none of those apply to you then you may be suffering from loss of volume.

Keep reading to find out what causes loss of volume, how it can contribute to dark circles, and how you can treat it!

Causes of Loss of Volume

The most common cause of loss of volume under the eyes is an indirect effect of aging.

Collagen and elastin production declines as you age, which leads to a loss of elasticity and firmness in the skin. Combined with a loss of tissue and fat volume with aging you may develop "sunken" appearance under the eyes. This commonly also comes with a groove-like appearance in the tear trough, a sign of loss of volume.

How this Causes Dark Circles

Under-eye fillers | A head-shot of a white woman wearing a spa headband.

The "sunken" appearance of the under-eyes indirectly causes dark circles by causing shadows. While you may not actually have dark circles you may appear as if you do. This means that you'll also have an exaggeration of dark circles caused by other factors, such as poor circulation or bad sleep.

For this reason, it is important to identify the cause of your dark circles. You can find out more about dark circles' causes here.

How You Can Treat Loss of Volume

Tear-trough filler is the most common method of treating undereye loss of volume.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) rich filler is injected into your tear trough. This commonly presents as a groove when you are experiencing loss of volume, which is gently filled to reduce it's appearance. You'll notice results immediately as a reduction in shadows being cast gives an appearance of much lighter under-eyes, and results will improve over the next 2 weeks. This is because the HA rich filler continues to attract water and hydrate the skin. As hydration is improved the "plumpness" increases, bettering your result.

The process might sound quite simple, but it requires advanced knowledge of facial anatomy. You should always be sure you are going to a well-trained medical practitioner for your tear-trough filler, as it is a very delicate procedure. Make sure to do your due diligence, as often the cheapest price comes with the biggest risk.

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