Dark circles under the lower eyelids are when the thin skin below the eyes appears darkened. This is different from the darkness caused by bruising to the eye. These dark circles are often accompanied by eye bags, which can make a person appear older than they are.
What causes dark circles?
- Sleep Deprivation
- Aging Volume loss
- Thinning under-eye skin
There is no quick fix in this regard. Excessive under skin and swelling may require surgical intervention. Where this is not necessary a combination approach of different non-invasive treatments is necessary to obtain positive results and where necessary lifestyle changes need to be endorsed.
Laser- This is a non-invasive dark circles treatment with no downtime. The use of a laser can reduce hyperpigmentation. It can also help to stimulate the rejuvenation of the skin leading to a reduction in dark circles.
Chemical peels - Skin peels in New Version are tailored to the individual. These work by exfoliating the skin. It causes the skin to refresh itself by creating new skin cells.
Fillers- This is an injectable dark circles treatment. The injections contain hyaluronic acid which is a substance found naturally within our bodies. Its use can lead to a more youthful appearance and the softening of lines.
What practices can improve dark circles?
Lifestyle changes are necessary to kick off any treatment including stopping eye rubbing, stopping smoking and all eye makeup should be removed prior to going to sleep. Effective sunscreens and sunglasses should be used for UVA and UVB protection as well as an overall reduction in sun exposure.
Are the causes of dark circles the same for men and women?
Dark circles are common in both men and women and can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. However, they are more common in elderly people, who have lost the fat and collagen needed to retain the skin’s elasticity, people who have a genetic predisposition to this condition are more prone to hyperpigmentation around the eye area.
Are the results of the treatments permanent?
The results are usually not permanent. Appropriate home care and follow-ups with the physician and lifestyle modifications would be required to maintain results.