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Sunken Eyes

Watch Dr Zunaid’s video on Sunken Eyes below …

Sunken EyesSunken Eyes Before and After

Common causes for Sunken Eyes include:

  • Allergies (Rubbing eyes continuously)
  • Genetics, if your parents have hyperpigmentation
  • Ageing (reduction of collagen & elasticity)
  • Lifestyle (Alcohol & Salt)
  • Deep Set Tear Troughs
  • Lack of Sleep
  • Cheek Bone Erosion
  • Sun Damage

Dr Zunaid Explain Tear Trough Fillers for Sunken Eyes Below

If you’re struggling with sunken, tired looking eyes, you’re not alone. It’s one of our patients’ most common concerns. But what is it? What causes it? And what can you do to prevent or treat it? Find out everything you need to know in this blog post.

Dehydration and Sunken Eyes

Hydration is key to keeping your skin looking plump and fresh, combined with a healthy lifestyle of diet, exercise, avoid smoking and you’re on a good path to keep your youthful looks. Hydration affects your whole body, so plenty of fresh water is key.

Can sunken eyes be treated?

Yes, sunken eyes can be treated with dermal fillers, which will raise and tighten the skin around your eyes and reducing the shadow around them.

What do sunken eyes look like?

Notice the shadows below the eyes have reduced.

Sunken Eyes Before and After

Why Trust Elite Aesthetics For Your Tear Trough Fillers?

  • Winner of The Gold Award for Aesthetic Practitioner of the Year  – at the Kent Health and Beauty Awards
  • Winner of The Ultimate 100 Global Aesthetic Practitioner Award – At My Face My Body Awards, one of the largest and most prestigious awarding bodies in our industry.
  • General Medical Council Registered – Dr. Shirin is fully registered with the GMC (number 4634863), so we always uphold their standards of Good Medical Practice.
  • Accredited by both the CQC and Save Face – Both independent accreditations, recognised by leading health and medical industry bodies.

Highly Skilled Aesthetic Doctor – Dr Shirin is talented, precise and highly skilled so you can be sure you’ll get the results you’re looking for.

If you’re interested in tear trough filler treatments, or if you want to learn more about Elite Aesthetics, Dr Shirin Lakhani or any of the other services we offer, contact us today to find out more or book a consultation appointment.

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Hollow Eyes Treatment can be performed using a number of techniques. However, please ensure that your Hollow Eyes Treatment is conducted by an experienced aesthetic doctor.

Sunken Eyes from Dehydration

Dehydration is a common culprit when it comes to sunken or dark skin around the eyes. This is because the skin around your eyes is very close to the underlying bone, and a lack of fluids can cause blood vessels to become more prominent.

Are Sunken Eyes Permanent?

Most cases of sunken eyes relate to the quality of an individual’s nutrition and healthy living. When these causes are corrected, sunken eyes can resolve without further treatment. This means that causes can be avoided or treated in good time to prevent the recurrence of sunken eyes. However, there is a chance that permanent sunken eyes can occur naturally as part of the ageing process, where elastin and collagen reduce over time. This can be resolved with the use of fillers which encourage new collagen to be generated.

What Causes Sunken Eyes?

Did you know that your eyes are the first part of your face to show signs of ageing? This commonly manifests itself as Dark Circles around your eyes. There are a number of causes, including discolouration, some of which can be traced back to genetics. For example, if your parents are prone to hyperpigmentation.

The skin around the eye is called the periocular region and is particularly thin. Allergies such as hay fever can commonly affect the skin around the eyes, making it feel tender or sore. Rubbing your eyes repeatedly can lead to the appearance of dark circles. Sunken eyes are common and to be expected with the depletion of volume as we age naturally.

Some other causes that can contribute to dark circles include lifestyle habits such as excess alcohol and salt, lack of sleep and dehydration. Discoloration is very difficult to prevent.

Tear troughs that are deep set can give the impression that a person is tired even when they have plenty of sleep. The tear troughs will recede as part of our natural ageing process, alongside a reduction in collagen and elasticity in your skin. Also, the cheekbones and eye socket bones also start to recede over time, resulting in a loss of bony support for the skin.

Sun damage is common as the skin around the orbit of the eye is particularly delicate. Exposure to UV rays without appropriate sun screen and protection will make the skin become loose and the texture uneven, further casting a shadow and making the eyes look sunken.

A high quality sunscreen designed for the face will make a significant difference in preventing sun damage. Being aware about sunscreen and making it a habit to wear will significantly delay the ageing process. Some simple protection, such as sunglasses and a wide brim hat can also assist in providing shade. This has the added benefit of protecting your eyes from the damaging UV light.

Can Sunken Eyes Be Reversed?

You’ll be glad to hear that sunken eyes can be reversed with a combination of good serums and dermal fillers. Our Hydrafacial has a specific pigmentation protocol to help with hyperpigmentation. All our consultations include a skin analysis, where we can look deeper in to your skin and understand what is causing your sunken eyes. We will then explain your treatment options and we can then agree a treatment plan bespoke to you.

Sunken eyes can a long-term problem but with the right treatments and skincare products, it can be brought under control.

If the skin around your eyes is pigmented and impacting on your quality of life in any way then it’s important that you get the help you need to alleviate your symptoms, heal your skin.

A good aesthetic doctor will be able to understand your needs and create a bespoke treatment plan that works for you and your skin. Here at Elite Aesthetics, Dr Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, with over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics. If you’re looking for a kind, compassionate and knowledgeable aesthetic doctor who can help get you looking wide eyed and youthful then we can help. Click here to find out more about Elite Aesthetics… 

Our patients’ results are the most important factor to all the staff at Elite Aesthetics.

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4.97/5 from 1229 reviews

Dr. Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, who works diligently to ensure a 5 star quality service, and brings an honest and ethical approach to every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics, Dr. Shirin is fascinated by the harmony between medicine and aesthetics, and with her expertise, Elite Aesthetics is able to offer effective, doctor-led treatments to vastly improve the lives of our clients.

To find out more about how we’ve put a smile on customers faces in the past, read our testimonials below for first-hand accounts of a variety of our treatments. You can also find out more about what we think at Elite on our blog, as well as reading more about what the press says about us. Our delighted clients hail from areas including Greenhithe, Dartford, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, and West Malling – as well as from further afield.

Read How I Improved My Lichen Sclerosus

Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Dr Shirin was so friendly and helpful.
I was given lots of advice and was given treatment options that were within my budget.
A few weeks after the P Shot I've really started to see a difference and have gained my confidence back.

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Elite is an outstanding professional clinic with high standard treatments. All the staff members are friendly and offer you honest opinions when it comes to products and treatments. This is a welcoming clinic that I can 100% recommend. Treatments are spoken through and explained in detail, also aftercare. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. The Bocox treatment started to work within a few days, which I was surprised about. So glad I went to Elite for treatment.



Thank you Dr Shirin, the O Shot has really helped me with my Lichen Sclerosus. I'd heard about the treatment on the LS Facebook Groups and message a few people that had treatment with Dr Shirin. I was like many in the group who had run out of treatment options and using creams on a daily basis. I have to say a few months after treatment, I can see a real positive change and I'm hoping my LS will continue to improve. Dr Shirin did say that I might have to have a second treatment given how severe my case is.




A great discovery in the neighbourhood ! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You'll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more. I love the results of the Thread Lift I had.


Great service as always, skin is glowing very happy


Very happy with the result of my recent visit. For sure will continue with Elite in future

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We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.

Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is CQC (Care Quality Commission) Registered, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health and NHS England.

Elite Aesthetics has been awarded Thread Lift Certification by MINT Threads.

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17:16 05 Jun 23
Hi, Alex here,Just had my Lichen treatment today with Dr Shirin,The whole team at elite are very friendly, comforting and understanding, and did everything they could to give me a wonderful and welcoming experience. They are all so kind, friendly and knowledgeable, world experts at what they do. I am lucky to have them near London. They are also super responsive on the phone and email, so I know they care about thier patients, and I'm very well taken care of, (as with other clinics I have been to, its often difficult to get them to respond to questions), but this clinic is the most responsive I have ever seen!This is a beautiful and wonderful place and I highly recommend it, and I will be recommending it to all my friends as well. They definitely deserve the super high reviews they are getting, so I'm happy to add another one! A Big thank you from me and my family for all you have done for us during this journey!

Margaret QuirkeMargaret Quirke

19:44 11 Apr 23
Great team, friendly and professional. Made me feel very comfortable. They explain everything in detail.very welcoming upon arrival too.I've been going now for a number f weeks and the attitude and cleanliness is consistent. The reception area is always spotless no matter the weather.The staff attitude is always friendly and they put me at great ease

Salima CharifSalima Charif

09:34 30 Mar 23
Good service, honesty and excellent customer service as always 👍

Valerie LambValerie Lamb

08:40 15 Mar 23
Yesterday I had a 'body sculpt' session, to help lymphatic drainage. I was zipped into a suit up to my waist. This massaged and lightly squeezed my feet, ankles, calves, thighs and abdomen. I was breathing oxygen rich air via nasal tubes. It was very relaxing and I slept really well last night. Thank you Elite Aesthetics.

Izzy ChaplinIzzy Chaplin

20:11 09 Mar 23
Today was the first time I visited Elite. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating. Dr. Shirin is so knowledgeable and really helped me understand all the concerns I had. I will definitely be returning. I highly recommend Elite to everyone, especially those concerned with the menopause !


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