How To Fix Sunken Eyes?

How to Fix Sunken Eyes

Dealing with sunken eyes can be a major challenge, whether they stem from sleep deprivation, stress, or genetics. They not only make us appear constantly tired, but can also develop feelings of anxiety and embarrassment.

However, understanding the root causes and visual symptoms is key to developing effective treatment strategies. While achieving optimal sleep and hydration levels may not always be feasible, there are other ways that can rapidly and effectively reduce the sunken eyes – such as PRP and Dermal Fillers.

Let’s find out from Dr. Syra Hanif, the leading aesthetician at Syra Aesthetics – how to fixe the sunken eyes, along with everything else you need to know.

What Are Sunken Eyes?

Sunken eyes, often characterized by dark circles and hollowed areas beneath the eyes, can stem from a variety of factors such as stress, poor nutrition, fatigue, and genetic predispositions. These circles become more prominent as blood vessels beneath the eyes become visible, sometimes even worsened by puffiness or hollowing in the surrounding areas.

As we progress with the natural aging process, it further worsens this effect. Particularly in the tear trough regions, where diminishing fat can elongate and deepen, casting shadows that accentuate the appearance of dark circles. The causes behind sunken eyes can be different for each individual, therefore it is important to consult an aesthetician for a suitable and tailored treatment plan.

What Causes Sunken Eyes?

What Causes Sunken Eyes


Sunken eyes may be an inherited trait that is encoded within your DNA. There’s a possibility that this characteristic runs through generations, presenting limited options for alteration.

Sleep Deprivation:

Insufficient sleep is a primary cause for sunken eyes. The lack of rest leaves one feeling fatigued and restless, resulting in the emergence of dark circles and swollen under-eye bags, contributing to a worn-out and less vibrant appearance.


As we age, the skin undergoes a natural loss of elasticity, leading to sagging skin. Without proper skincare, this can cause a gradual deterioration of firmness, resulting in the appearance of sunken eyes.

Rapid Weight Loss:

Significant and sudden weight loss, especially in the facial region, can accentuate the visibility of blood vessels around the eyes and cause a reduction in facial fat, contributing to the appearance of sunken eyes.

Sun Exposure:

Exposure to sunlight can affect the delicate skin surrounding the eyes, leading to darkening and the formation of shadows, thereby contributing to the appearance of sunken eyes.


Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, can lead to dark circles under the eyes, known as “allergic shiners.” Rubbing or scratching the skin around the eyes due to allergies can cause irritation. Other symptoms include nasal congestion, sneezing, and itchiness in the eyes and throat.

Sinus Infections:

Sinusitis inflammation can cause the eyes to darken and appear sunken, accompanied by symptoms like pressure, pain, and nasal congestion. Seeking medical help is recommended if a sinus infection is suspected.

Smoking reduces collagen levels and weakens skin elasticity, leading to facial skin sagging and the development of sunken eyes.

How to Fix Sunken Eyes?

There are a number of treatments available for sunken eyes but Dermal Fillers and PRP stands-out for their effectiveness.

Dermal Fillers for Sunken Eyes

Injectables for under-eye treatment, such as dermal fillers, provide swift relief for dark circles, providing immediate effects. These fillers target the tear trough area, which tends to sink and cast shadows with age, by refilling lost volume. Utilizing a hyaluronic acid gel infused with numbing agents, they seamlessly refresh and plump the hollow under-eye region. Tear trough fillers stand out as an optimal solution for addressing the sunken appearance that can darken and depress the eye area as we grow older.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for Sunken Eyes

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) stands out as one of the most potent solutions for rejuvenating sunken eyes. Whether the discoloration stems from hyperpigmentation, genetic predisposition, allergies, aging, or lifestyle influences, PRP presents a promising remedy. 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy addresses sunken eyes by utilizing the body’s own healing mechanisms. After drawing a small amount of blood, it is spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. Once activated, the PRP is injected into the under-eye area, where it stimulates collagen production and tissue regeneration. Over a series of treatments, this process helps to plump the skin, reduce darkness, and diminish the appearance of hollows, resulting in a rejuvenated and refreshed under-eye area.


Sunken Eyes can be embarrassing and difficult to treat if remains untreated for long, here you need the expertise of Dr Syra Hanif in NYC. She is an expert and experienced healthcare provider with expertise in cosmetic treatments. Book your appointment today and get your sunken eyes fixed.

  • About The Author

    Dr. Syra Hanif M.D.

    Board Certified Primary Care Physician

Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.

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