Hollow Eyes Treatment Without Surgery: What Actually Works?

Have you noticed the area around your eyes looks sunken or darker than it usually does?

Are you suffering from the hollow eyes syndrome?

Do you want to try out a treatment option that does not involve surgery to get rid of the hollow eyes look?

If you too are looking for more information on any of the above, this article could help to ease some of your questions. We will first talk about what hollow eyes look like, so that you know this is what you are going through as well and also discuss some of the most common reasons that could cause hollow eyes. If you are on any medication or treatment, we also take a look at whether these could result in hollow eyes. Most important of all, we share a few treatment options that do not involve surgery, but can give you very effective results in reducing the hollow eyes look. And last but very important, we also talk about the non-surgical procedures that will not help you at all and you can easily avoid.

What do hollow eyes look like?

The skin around your eyes is extremely sensitive and delicate. As a result, certain factors can affect this particular area more than other areas, and can make your eyes look particularly hollow or sunken.

  • Hollow eyes, which is also known in the medical field as tear trough hollows, is a condition in which the delicate skin under your eyes looks as if it has sunken and it seems as if there is some amount of depression under the eyes.
  • As a result, your eyes start looking bigger than they actually are and may sometimes also give the appearance of bulging eyes.
  • Also, when you are suffering from the hollow eyes syndrome, the skin around your eyes may appear to be darker and you could have really prominent dark circles that may appear to be almost permanent.
  • In addition, you can have a tired and sleepy look on your face all the time.

What are 3 common causes of hollow eyes? 

While there are various reasons that could lead to the appearance of hollow eyes, here are three of the most common causes of sunken or hollow eyes.

1. Aging

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  • Ageing is one of the most common causes of hollow eyes. As you start to age, the fat and the bone density in your body starts to reduce, and this happens on your face as well.
  • With age, the amount of collagen and elastin your body produces also goes down, and these are the binding agents that keep your skin looking firm and taut. As a result, your skin starts to look thinner and appears to be translucent, which can cause a hollowing effect around your eyes.

2. Genetics

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  • Your genes also have a major role to play in the way your eyes appear to be sunken, or hollow. Your genetics determine the way your eyeballs are positioned in the eye socket.
  • If you have family members who seem to have hollow and sunken eyes, it is possible that you too may have an appearance of hollow eyes. 

3. Being exposed to the sun

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  • When you are regularly exposed to the sun, your body starts to produce more melanin, which is the pigment that gives colour to your skin. This means that, when you have more sun exposure, your skin tends to get darker.
  • If you already have dark skin under or near your eye area, this could make it look even darker. This darkened skin around the eyes can create shadows under the eye area, which can make it look as if you have hollow eyes.

Can more serious illnesses or medication that you are taking also cause sunken eyes?

When you are not well or are taking some medicines, or have recently suffered from some illness, it could increase your chances of developing the look of hollow eyes. Here are a few medical reasons that could also cause you sunken eyes.

1. Any sort of allergies: 

  • Some allergies, such as seasonal ones, can cause shadows and dark circles under your eyes and make your eyes look hollow and sunken. This is also often referred to as ‘allergic shiners.’
  • Another reason due to which allergies can increase the look of sunken eyes is that, if you are uncomfortable and rub or scratch the skin around your eyes, it could cause bruising and make the skin look dark. This could also make it look as if you have sunken eyes.
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2. Sinus infection: 

  • When your sinuses get inflamed it can lead to a condition known as sinusitis.
  • When that happens, the skin around your eyes starts to look darker as well as sunken.

3. Lack of vitamin C and vitamin K: 

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  • If you do not have enough vitamin C or vitamin K in your body, it can also make your eyes look sunken. Hollow eyes syndrome is also one of the symptoms that are associated with not getting enough nutrition or being undernourished.
  • The vitamin C helps your body to absorb iron and also helps to prevent bruising, while vitamin K helps to prevent blood clotting. Both these vitamins help to prevent the appearance of bruising and hollow eyes, and not having enough of them in your body can make your eyes look sunken.

What is the most effective non-surgical treatment for hollow eyes?

Here is one of the most effective non-surgical treatment options that you can try out to get rid of hollow eyes.

Hyaluronic acid fillers

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  • There are various types of hyaluronic acid filler options available in the market, such as Restylane, Juvederm Ultra, Restylane Silk and more, that can help to add volume to the skin around and under the eye area. As a result, it will give a lifted effect and make your eyes look normal and not hollow anymore.
  • These types of fillers are softer than other ones that may be available in the market. Also, this is one of the most effective and best options for your eye and under eye area. The skin under and around your eye is the most delicate and is also the thinnest patch of skin. Using softer fillers such as these will not cause any side effects and will not bring about any change in your regular facial expressions.
  • Also, these fillers will last for about five to six months and will give your eyes a healthier look.

Which non-surgical treatment does absolutely nothing to correct hollow eyes and therefore should never be considered?

There are a host of creams and under eye serums that promise to reduce the appearance of sunken eyes and give more volume to your eyes overall. But these don’t really do anything at all and can only be a waste of your money and time.

Also, some of these could contain ingredients that may trigger an allergic reaction on the skin around the eyes or even cause discomfort and itching in the eyes. It is best to avoid creams or serums to remove hollow eyes.

Just remember that if you don’t notice any improvement do make sure to get it examined by a doctor.

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