Dark Under-Eye Circles Making You Look Tired? Fillers Can Help

Dark circles and under-eye bags can make you look older and more tired than you really are — and they’re caused by more than just lack of sleep. You can cover them with makeup or use at-home remedies like a cold compress, but those don’t seem to help you get rid of under-eye circles for good.

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong can help you eliminate dark under-eye circles with dermal fillers, giving your face a healthy glow again. Fillers require small injections under each eye and work to conceal the pigmentation and blood vessels that are causing your under-eye discoloration.

Common causes of dark under-eye circles

Most people attribute those shadows under your eyes to lack of sleep — which is why you might be hearing “You look tired” more often than you’d like. Not getting enough sleep can make your skin look dull and pale, making the tissue underneath more visible. Sleeplessness can also make your eyes puffy because the area under your lower eyelid retains fluid.

Some additional causes of dark circles or bags appearing under your eyes include:

If your under-eye circles are due to any of these causes, getting more sleep won’t make them go away. But Dr. Jennifer Armstrong can use dermal fillers to address pigmentation irregularities and thin under-eye skin to improve your look dramatically.

Treating dark circles with dermal fillers

You don’t have to live with dark under-eye circles that won’t go away, whatever their cause. Dr. Armstrong uses the Juvéderm™ line of dermal fillers as a powerful solution. These fillers are a safe, non-surgical method of evening out the tissue under your eyes to reduce the appearance of dark circles and under-eye bags.

Injecting a dermal filler — a thick, smooth gel that contains hyaluronic acid — into the area gently lifts the skin away from the dark blood vessels and tissue underneath, reducing visible discoloration and evening out your skin tone. You notice the results immediately.

Dr. Armstrong uses the latest techniques in selecting and injecting skin fillers, customizing the procedure for your skin type and the cause of dark circles. During your initial consultation, she explains how using dermal fillers get rids of dark circles and proposes the best treatment option for you.

What to expect when getting dermal fillers

This simple in-office procedure usually takes about 30 minutes, so you can get in and out quickly and go right back to your normal activities. Most patients experience little to no bruising or swelling, but you can use an ice pack if you need one.

The results can last up to nine months with proper care. Skin fillers redefine the contours of your eyes and face to refresh your look and give you a youthful glow. Your skin type and lifestyle affect how long your results last.


Dr. Armstrong gives you advice for maintaining your treated skin — especially avoiding too much sun and UV rays. And even if you don’t look tired anymore, be sure you’re getting enough sleep every night.

If you’re tired of living with dark under-eye circles, schedule a consultation with Dr. Armstrong to learn more about how dermal fillers can help. Call the office or request an appointment online today.

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