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What Causes Dark Undereye Circles, and How Can I Get Rid of Them?

Most of us have had the experience of looking in the mirror after a bad night’s sleep and being less than thrilled. Being tired takes a toll on your appearance and contributes to dark circles under the eyes that scream to the world, “I’m fatigued!”

Worse yet, the problem doesn’t always disappear after you get some sleep. In fact, as you get older, those dark undereye circles tend to hang around. 

That doesn’t mean you’re stuck with this unwelcome change to your appearance, though. Here at Skin Shop medSpa in Houston, Texas, we offer treatment to reverse dark undereye circles. With fillers, our board-certified medical director Tiffany Su, MD, can directly address what’s making your undereye circles most noticeable: volume loss. 

To find out if fillers could work for you, let’s look at why you develop dark undereye circles and the most effective way to reverse them. 

The most common causes of undereye circles

Let’s clarify that we’re discussing any effects you see under both eyes. If you have discoloration under just one eye, it’s likely a separate issue. Talk to your doctor to find out what could be causing that localized problem.

If you have dark circles under both of your eyes, they can come from several sources, including simply being tired. Genetics and lifestyle choices like excess alcohol, smoking, or not drinking enough water can make the circles worse. 

In most people, though, the area under their eyes looks dark stems from something simple: age. 

As your body makes less collagen, you lose volume throughout your face. You might notice thinning lips or sunken cheeks, for example. This decrease in collagen also affects the area under both of your eyes. 

You can develop hollows that cause shadows and dark undereye circles as you lose volume there. 

Solving the problem

Your body will continually make less and less collagen as you get older, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with your dark undereye circles. Here at Skin Shop medSpa, our team has a way to replace the volume you’re losing under your eyes.

We can inject what your face needs with dermal fillers to eliminate undereye hollows. Specifically, we use FDA-cleared options like Juvéderm Ultra XC® and Restylane Silk®. These fillers are thinner than other options, allowing the solution to settle, so the area under your eyes looks natural. 

Getting fillers takes just a few minutes and comes with no downtime. The results can last a year or longer. Under eye filler is also a great service to add on to your regular Botox, fillers, microneedling, and other treatments.  

If you’re tired of looking tired because of your dark undereye circles, call our office or book your appointment online today to see if fillers could help you.

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