Whether you believe it’s true that the eyes are the window to the soul or not, there’s no question they certainly tell us a lot about someone. Whether they’re busy communicating emotions when words fail, taking in the world around us, or even giving away our age, the eyes play many important and powerful roles. With that in mind, it’s no wonder so many of our clients come to us asking how to fix sunken eyes.
When the eyes are sunken in, have dark circles, hollows, or bags beneath them, they can make us look years, even decades, older than we really are. Now, the good news is there are several different solutions that can help you take years off of your look, and we’ll get to those soon.
But before we talk about how to fix sunken eyes, let’s first talk about what causes the eyes to appear sunken in as we age in the first place.
What Causes Sunken Eyes?
Aside from medical conditions that can result in sunken eyes, it’s a part of the natural aging process for the eyes to begin to appear sunken on the face. The same can be said for dark circles under the eyes, hollows, and bags.
The culprit? Fat and volume loss.
Now most of us consider fat loss to be a good thing in most cases. However, when fat or volume is lost in the face—which happens naturally as we age—the skin becomes thinner and more translucent, making us appear older. Along with losing fat, we also lose collagen as we age. This protein occurs in the body and serves very important functions, including giving the skin strength and elasticity.
Collagen production drops off as we age, and in turn, so does the elasticity and strength of the skin! And when this happens, it’s more noticeable on certain areas of the body than others. And yes, the eyes are one of these areas.
In addition to natural fat loss from aging, there are a number of other lifestyle factors that contribute to sunken eyes. These include sun exposure, smoking, a poor or inadequate diet, dramatic weight loss, certain medications, illness, a genetic predisposition, and allergies.
How to Fix Sunken Eyes Naturally—Is It Possible?
There are several things you can do to promote healthy skin throughout all stages of life. These things can help slow the loss of collagen and slow the aging process on the skin.
To name a few:
- Avoiding excessive sun exposure and always wearing SPF
- Maintaining a healthy diet with a variety of nutrients and vitamins
- Drinking plenty of water
- Regular exercise
- Not smoking
- Getting enough sleep
However, when people ask how to fix sunken eyes naturally, this isn’t necessarily possible. These are all steps that can help slow the aging process. However, what they can’t do is reverse it. So, they can help slow the process of your eyes appearing more sunken in. But, they won’t necessarily improve the appearance of them once they’re there.
As important as all of these steps, including regular SPF and a healthy diet are. There are also other steps you can take if you want to know how to fix sunken eyes much more effectively.
How to Fix Sunken Eyes Effectively
When clients come to us wondering how to fix sunken eyes, eye bags, hollows, or bags. We first get to know them, their goals, and their history. Then, we go over the options for providing them with the results they’re looking for based on what would work best for their unique case.
Depending on a number of circumstances, these are some of the treatments we might suggest.
When it comes to replacing lost volume under the eyes and fixing the appearance of sunken eyes. It’s hard to beat under-eye filler.
There are a number of benefits to choosing this option including the fast results and no to minimal downtime.
As for how they work? Under-eye fillers rejuvenate and fill in deep or dark tear troughs which are the culprit behind sunken eyes and dark circles for most patients. These fillers are made of a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid (HA) that is suspended in a water-filled gel. Your body also produces HA to lubricate your joints and plump up the tissues in your skin and help it hold moisture. But unfortunately, over time, your body slows the production of HA, much like how it slows the production of collagen.
There are several different under-eye fillers on the market. At Anushka Medical Spa, Dr. Bonnie and her highly trained team use the top HA fillers (Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, and Juvéderm Volbella®) to restore and beautify your under-eye area.
In combination with under-eye fillers, chemical peels can make a big difference in the appearance of your under-eye area. Occasional chemical peels from Anushka Medical Spa can improve the appearance of under-eye wrinkles, thin, sagging skin, and discoloration.
Over time, you can also experience a number of other benefits, including stimulating your skin to produce more collagen and elastin—ultimately making your under-eye skin continue to grow stronger, tighter, and more youthful!
What about surgery?
Some people also explore surgery to fix their under-eye area. This option can be effective, particularly in severe cases, but it isn’t always necessary. Under-eye filler can do an incredible job of fixing the appearance of sunken eyes without invasive surgery. Not to mention, that means a shorter recovery time, less discomfort, and a lower cost.
Learn More About Improving Your Under-Eye Area with Anushka Spa
Now that you know more about your options for how to fix sunken eyes and improve the appearance of bags, hollows, and dark circles, we know you’re itching to find out which option is best for you. To find out, we encourage you to contact Anushka Medical Spa today.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team will walk you through the options available to you. We’ll also answer any other questions you might have while we find the perfect under-eye fix for you.
Brighter, more youthful eyes are closer than you think!