dark under eye circles

Dark Under-Eye Circles

Your face is the mirror to your personality. However, as you age, you start noticing signs of aging that make you look much older than your age. Dark under-eye circles not only make you look tired and dull but also takes away the charm from your face. Having a darker under-eye than the rest of your face is a common condition encountered by many people. It is an obstacle when it comes to looking fresh, young, and rested. If you have tried various skincare products and remedies to get rid of dark circles, and nothing worked then it is time to consider cosmetic treatment to regain a youthful appearance.

Dark circles can occur because of natural bone structure, collagen degeneration, loss of fat pads under the eyes, aging, and weight loss. Thus, the need for effective dark circle treatment comes into the picture. Several procedures are available to treat this condition. Those who are considering non-invasive measures can be assured to get lasting treatment by consulting an experienced and trained cosmetic surgeon. Instead of getting haunted by dark circles, you should discuss the options to enhance your overall appearance by treating them. Your doctor will recommend the best non-invasive treatment to help you achieve the desired look with no to little side-effects.

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What are the causes of dark circles?

Dark under-eye circles are a common condition that forms in the capillaries–the blood vessels formed around the delicate skin surrounding your eyes. They can be consequential to environmental and genetic factors, and in some cases, because of pigmentation. Some primary contributors towards the dark circle formation are:

  • Exposure to sun
  • Allergies
  • Contact dermatitis.
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever.
  • Heredity
  • Rubbing or scratching of eyes
  • Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema.

Yet another cause of dark circles is a natural process of aging. With the aging process, you lose collagen and fat, and your skin becomes thin. This makes the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more visible and prominent.

Also, as you age, it is common to develop hollows under the eyes or puffy eyelids. Sometimes, such physical modifications cast shadows that appear like dark circles under the eyes.

What are the signs of dark circles?

It is important to note that dark circles are not a medical condition and have a few signs. Some of the earliest signs of dark circles include:

Discoloration :If the skin under your eyes begins to discolor, you can take it as a sign of aging.

Swelling : The first and most common sign is swelling. Dark under-eye circles start with swelling under your eyes.

What are the treatments for Dark under-eye circles?

When it comes to treating dark under-eye circles, you should know that there are several treatment options available. Your cosmetic surgeon will help you choose the one after carefully doing a medical check to identify the reason for dark circles. Here are some of the most common dark under-eye circles treatment methods.

Laser Treatment : As you get older, the skin becomes loose. We use the most advanced lasers for treating dark circles. Laser treatments heat the targeted area stimulating the growth of collagen, thus decreasing the appearance of Dark Under-Eye Circles.

Chemical Peels : There are different types of peels such as BHA and AHA that help in improving dark spots, pigmentation, and skin texture around the under eyes area.

Derma Fillers: These are injectables that are used for hydrating and plumping the skin and for renewing elastin and collagen that you lose over time. With the use of hyaluronic acid, these fillers help in reducing dark circles.

Microdermabrasion: It is a non-surgical procedure that makes use of tiny crystals or other types of exfoliating surfaces for removing the superficial layer of dead skin cells. This boosts blood circulation, minimizes pigmentation and pores.

Pre and Post Treatment Care

The total number of sessions required for treating the dark circles depends on your age and the type of skin. You can get back to your normal activities and routine after undergoing the treatment. However, make sure you stay away from dust and sun and avoid rubbing your eyes right after the treatment. Do not forget to apply wide spectrum sunblock before leaving the home. Do not apply make-up for two to three days after the treatment, or as suggested by the doctor.