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Sunken Eyes—Causes & Treatment

What Causes Sunken Eyes?

There are many possible reasons for the cause of sunken eyes. One of the biggest culprits is aging. As we grow older, we lose fat and bone density, our skin becomes thin as we began to lose collagen and elastin. The entire structure that is holding the support for our face also began to slowly deteriorate. The pigmentation and dilation of blood vessels under the eyes can make our eyes look sunken, tired and old. Dramatic weight loss can also make our blood vessels around the eyes to look more visible, lack of sleep and dehydration can cause lethargy and visible sunken eyes and dark eye circles. 


Solutions to Sunken Eyes

Lifestyle changes is important and if your sunken eyes continue to worsen overtime, we recommend to seek help from medical physician. If your sunken eyes is caused by aging or genetics, you can seek cosmetic help to improve the condition. As sunken eyes can cause emotional stress for some individual.

Sunken eyes treatment includes;

  • Dermal Fillers
  • Medical Lasers
  • Cosmetic surgery 

For patients who are afraid of surgery can opt non-surgical approach such as dermal fillers and medical lasers. In our clinic, we use a combination of treatments to resolve this condition. We use epidermal and dermal laser modalities to tighten the lax skin and use pigment removing laser to reduce pigmentation on the skin and increase dermal collagen matrix. Through this approach, we can tighten, tone and firm the loose skin beneath the eye, reducing dark eye circles and sunken eyes and improve them back to its former youthful state. Depending on the severity of your sunken eyes, dermal fillers that contains hyaluronic acid filler can be used to add volume. The hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved for safe absorption by the body and be can be reversed if required. 

Treatment Solutions for Sunken Eyes
Dr Kenneth Thean