Hollow & Dark Under Eyes

Hollow or dark circles under eyes are pockets of lost volume or hyperpigmentation under the eyes that can cause someone to appear tired.

Visit us at Continental Skin Clinic today to find the best solution for your concerns.

What are hollow or dark under eyes?

Dark Under Eye Circles: Dark under eye circles refer to the discolouration or pigmentation that appears beneath the eyes, often creating a tired or aged appearance. It can also be due to thin eye skin that shows veins, capillaries and your bone structure causing this area to seem darker and more hollow than it is.

Hollow Eyes: Hollow eyes are characterised by a sunken or concave appearance in the under-eye area, usually accompanied by a loss of volume and shadows.

Causes of Hollow & Dark Under Eye Circles


    • Family history can play a significant role in the development of both dark circles and hollow eyes.


    • Insufficient sleep or chronic fatigue can lead to blood vessels becoming more visible, resulting in darker under eye circles.


    • As we age, the skin thins, collagen production decreases, and fat pads may shift, contributing to the appearance of hollow eyes and dark circles.


    • Inadequate water intake can make the skin under the eyes appear dull and more prone to dark circles.

    Medical Conditions:

    • Conditions such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, or certain autoimmune diseases can contribute to the development of dark circles.
    • Underlying health issues such as anemia, thyroid disorders, or kidney problems can manifest with dark circles under the eyes.

    Lifestyle Factors:

    • Smoking can accelerate the ageing process of the skin and contribute to the breakdown of collagen, leading to hollow or sunken eyes.
    • Lack of essential nutrients, especially iron and vitamin K, can contribute to the appearance of dark circles.
    • The natural structure of the face, including the position of the eyes and the presence of deep-set eyes, can contribute to the appearance of hollow eyes.
    • Prolonged exposure to the sun can break down collagen and elastin, contributing to hollow under-eyes.

How to Prevent Hollow & Dark Under Eye Circles

The best way to prevent this problem is with a healthy, balanced lifestyle and diet.

  1. Adequate Sleep:
    • Ensure you get 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to promote skin regeneration and reduce fatigue.
  2. Hydration:
    • Stay well-hydrated to maintain skin elasticity and prevent dehydration-related dark circles.
  3. Sun Protection:
    • Wear sunglasses and apply sunscreen to protect the delicate skin around the eyes from harmful UV rays.
  4. Balanced Diet:
    • Consume a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to support skin health.

It is also important to use good skincare products at home to prevent the ageing process which can cause dark and hollow under eyes.

How We Can Help

At Continental Skin Clinic we offer a treatment specifically to improve the dark appearance of the under eye:

  • Our Dark Under Eye Treatment uses the Global Eyecon professional eye treatment, designed to address multiple concerns in the delicate eye area. This specialised treatment effectively targets and corrects wrinkles, under-eye bags, dark circles, sagging, and pigmentation issues in the periocular region.

To treat this issue it is important to improve the quality of the skin around the eye area, this is done best with:

  • Microneedling treatments including Infini RF and Dermapen Mesotherapy which contain skin cocktails.
  • We also offer Skin Booster injections that can thicken collagen and boost hydration of the eye skin.
  • Dermal fillers can be used to improve the hollow appearance under the eyes, the hyaluronic acid can add volume to hollow areas, reducing the appearance of sunken eyes.
  • Anti-Wrinkle Injections can be used in combination with any of the above treatments to improve the appearance of the under eyes.

Contact Us to Say Goodbye to Dark Circles:

You can use any of our procedures standalone or combined in a personalised treatment plan for this concern, depending on the skin state and area of concern. However, keep in mind that we can only choose a finalised treatment plan for the best result after a face-to-face assessment.

If you need more information, click on one of the treatment boxes below to learn more about how they work.

Consequently, if you feel like coming into our clinic and getting first-hand information from our trained aesthetic practitioners, simply call us, text us on WhatsApp, or fill out a consultation form. We will be more than happy to help!

Treatments for Hollow & Dark Under Eye Circles

Anti Wrinkle Injections

Over time, the skin begins to age, collagen and elastin break down, and fine lines or wrinkles start to appear on the skin.

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Fractional Microneedling RF

Many patients want to look younger. With age, the quality and elasticity of the skin deteriorate, creating fine lines and wrinkles,

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dermal fillers

Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers are also known as filler collagen injections are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin.

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skin booster injections

Skin Boosters

For intense skin hydration, skin laxity, all-round glow and suppleness, look no further than our injectable skin boosters (mesotherapy).

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We recommend coming in for a consultation to determine the cause of your dark eye circles. However, adequate sleep, drinking enough water and the use of SPF can prevent dark eye circles from getting worse prior to treatment.

Many factors such as aging, genetics, allergies, lack of sleep and dehydration can all cause dark circles under your eyes

Dark circles can be treated and long term results can be achieved. However depending on what causes your dark eye circles, the may be permanent and only helped and maintained through treatment.

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