I was at the bank today, and my banker noticed the name of my business, which of course always starts a discussion on skincare tips. She asked me about the dark hollow area under her eyes which she said have been there since her 20s and are increasingly bothersome. This led to a discussion on rejuvenating your eye hollows with fillers.

Here’s the scoop:

Filling your eye hollows with facial fillers such as Restylane® is tricky and must be preformed by a qualified dermatologist, aesthetic RN or plastic surgeon.  It is an art, and not all aesthetic medical physicians or surgeons are experienced in this area.


Restylane is the filler of choice for treating tear troughs for eyebags/dark circles as compared to Juvederm.  Both these fillers consist of Hyaluronic acid, and results are temporary.

Sculptra or Radiesse is NOT a preferred choice for this area.

Pros – You will look rejuvenated, younger, no more dark circles.

Cons – You could experience  bruising, lumpiness, swelling. If injected incorrectly, you could have bags, which will make the area look worse.  Bags or lumps are correctable with another injection of Hyaluronidase which dissolves the material.  Should this happen, your physician should NOT charge you for this injection.

Costs – $600-1,000 Check for coupons online, www.resytlane.com or with your local physician practice for end-of-year specials on fillers.

Treatment should last 8-9 months.