Having sunken eyes makes the area around them look dark and hollow. This condition has many causes and can be treated by our Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeon in different ways.
Causes of Sunken Eyes
Sunken eyes are a cosmetic issue and can be caused by the following:
Getting Older – As you age, the skin on your face loses fat and becomes thinner and more translucent. Bone density is also lost throughout the face, including around the eyes, resulting in a hollowing look.
Losing A Lot of Weight – Dramatic weight loss removes a lot of fat throughout the body, including the face and around the eyes. This also results in the blood vessels surrounding your eyes being more visible and transparent.
Your Family Genetics – If some of your family members have sunken eyes then it’s likely caused by your genetic DNA.
Lack of Sleep – Frequently experiencing a lack of high-quality sleep can affect the appearance of your eyes and make them look sunken in.
Being Dehydrated – Lacking proper hydration can lead to sunken eyes.
Smoking – Smoking degrades collagen and causes your skin to lose elasticity which can give you the appearance of sunken eyes.
How To Treat Sunken Eyes
Some causes of sunken eyes can be easily addressed. For example, you can get your sleeping pattern under control, stay hydrated, or quit smoking.
For causes that are out of your control, you should consult a doctor. Dermal fillers can be injected around the eye to improve the appearance of sunken eyes. For more permanent results cosmetic surgeries like brow-lifts, lower eyelid surgery, and face-lifts can be done.
To see what options are best for you call Dr. Kami Parsa’s office in Beverly Hills today to schedule a consultation.