Topical creams can’t eliminate dark circles, so surgery is the only permanent solution, right? Luckily for you, there’s now another option that doesn’t involve going under the knife.

We’ve all grown up knowing surgery is the only solution to permanently removing those dark circles under our eyes. However, a new study has proven this wrong; now showing hyaluronic acid fillers can mask our infraorbital hollows.

The thin, fragile skin around the eye contour is the first area to show signs of ageing. It lacks sebaceous glands, collagen, and elastin fibers, and therefore, when the skin thins out and loses its elasticity, the fat surrounding the eyes becomes more prominent, resulting in tired eye bags.

While surgery has been known to be the only solution to eliminating under eye bags, facial plastic surgeons tested to see if fillers would have the same effect.

Over a one-year period, a group of surgeons recorded the transformations of 101 patients whose infraorbital hollows were treated using hyaluronic acid fillers. The surgeons used a standardised evaluation scoring system, and the post-injection results were graded as to the resolution, or persistence, of the hollows, as well as patient satisfaction.

The results, published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, found that up to 70 per cent of the patients indicated satisfaction with the results. Furthermore, only 10 per cent of adverse effects were reported, which were only temporary and needed no further intervention.

While surgery still remains the number one solution to eliminating eye bags, the study’s results from using hyaluronic acid fillers, provides a solution for those patients who are afraid of going under the knife but still want to look younger and fresher.