How to Get Rid of Dark Circles With Under-Eye Fillers

Dark circles under the eyes can often make you look like you are fatigued or ill, affecting individuals of all ages. Whether due to genetics, lifestyle, or environmental factors, these shadows can be persistent.

At South Jersey Aesthetics in Cape May Court House, NJ, our under-eye fillers can offer a non-surgical solution to mitigate dark circles by restoring volume and reducing the hollowed look. This treatment can help to refresh the under-eye area, contributing to a more rested and rejuvenated appearance.

What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eyes? 

  • Natural Facial Structure: Some individuals are more prone to dark circles due to the natural contours of their face. The way light casts shadows can accentuate circles under the eyes, making them appear more pronounced.
  • Fatigue: Lack of sleep can lead to dark circles under the eyes, as it can cause the skin to become dull and pale, highlighting the darkness beneath the surface.
  • Aging: As we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity and thickness. This process can make dark circles more visible, as the skin under the eyes becomes thinner, revealing the blood vessels beneath.
  • Loss of Volume: Dark circles can also be attributed to the loss of fat and collagen in the under-eye area. This loss creates hollows that can make shadows appear more prominent.
  • Dehydration: When the body is not adequately hydrated, it shows on the skin, especially around the sensitive eye area. Dark circles under the eyes can appear or worsen due to dehydration, making the skin look more sallow.

Under-Eye Fillers for Dark Circles

What Are Under-Eye Fillers? 

Under-eye fillers are products that can be injected into the area below the eye. These products have a gel-like texture that can replenish lost volume and make the area smooth and hydrated. The goal of fillers under the eyes is not just to diminish the look of tiredness but to create a more balanced and refreshed facial contour.

Notable Types of Under-Eye Fillers

Restylane® EYELIGHT

Specifically designed as filler for under the eyes, Restylane® EYELIGHT targets this delicate area with precision. Its unique composition adapts well to the dynamic movements of the eye area, offering natural-looking results that brighten the under-eye without overcorrection.


Among the different dermal fillers for under the eyes, JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC stands out for its ability to address fine lines and subtle volume loss with a smooth, clear gel formulated for under-eye skin. It’s particularly noted for its long-lasting results and capacity to blend seamlessly with the skin, providing a subtle enhancement that can rejuvenate the eye area. The treatment focuses on restoring a natural fullness, diminishing the shadowed or hollow look associated with aging or fatigue.

What to Expect From the Treatment

During Your Treatment

When considering under-eye fillers, make sure to bring all of your questions and the goals you have for your treatment to your consultation. We can talk about what you are hoping to achieve and provide any information you need about the treatment or recovery.

Once you arrive, a topical anesthetic may be applied to ease the pinch that can happen when the product is injected. Dermal fillers also usually contain a small amount of lidocaine that helps numb the area as the injections are administered. The treatment itself will be over in just a few minutes. We will carefully inject the filler using a tiny needle that gives us the precision we need to subtly fill the area. The technique and amount of filler used are different for each person and will depend on your facial structure.

After Your Treatment

You will be able to see some results right away after your treatment. However, it can be common to see slight swelling or bruising for a day or two after your injections. Once the filler integrates with your skin and this swelling diminishes, you will be able to see your full results.

We will send you home with a few post-treatment instructions to care for the area. We usually advise against overly strenuous activities, direct sunlight, or extreme temperatures like saunas or hot tubs. To help keep bruising to a minimum, you can also avoid any blood-thinning substances such as NSAIDs, fish oil, or alcohol. Care for the delicate skin under your eyes after treatment with gentle cleansers and moisturizers that won’t irritate the newly treated area.

How Long Do Under-Eye Fillers Last?

The length of time your under-eye fillers can last can be different for every person. However, most people find that the results can last from six months to a year, and in some cases, even longer. Regular touch-ups can help maintain the desired effect, and follow-up appointments are important to assess the suitability of additional treatments. Our goal is always to sustain a natural-looking improvement that harmonizes with the overall facial aesthetics, and we can help determine the right treatment schedule for you. 

Brighten Your Eyes With Under-Eye Fillers in Cape May Court House, NJ

Under-eye fillers offer a non-surgical solution to refresh and rejuvenate your features, addressing concerns like dark circles and volume loss beneath the eyes. At South Jersey Aesthetics, we serve patients in and around Cape May Court House and South Jersey, and we provide a range of dermal fillers for under the eyes or for other areas of concern so that we can address the aesthetic desires of each of our patients. If you’re considering this treatment and wish to learn more, contact us through our online form or call us at (609) 846-5115 to schedule a consultation.

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