What exactly are dark eye circles?
Dark eye circles are the darkened part of your skin under the lower eyelids. Dark circles under the eyes may look purple, blue or dark brown, depending on your skin colour and condition.
Dark eye circles are not the same as eyebags and tear troughs! Eyebags are caused by fat and fluid accumulation and tear troughs refer to the deep crease between the lower eyelid and cheek. Unfortunately, all three problems can be happening on your face at the same time, making you look older and tired all the time.
Home Remedies for Dark Eye Circles
Most home remedies have limited benefits on dark eye circles, and surgical options can prove daunting to most people, due to the downtime involved and risks of nerve damage, asymmetry, and other risks of going under the scalpel.
Getting sufficient sleep is one of the contributing factors to get rid of dark circles. Catching up with seven to eight of sleep hours prevents the skin around your eyes from getting pale and dark.
Aloe vera has been proven scientifically to be the skin's best chum. Aloe vera gel is commonly applied with a few drops of rose water under the skin before massaging gently for 15 minutes.
Coconut oil moisturizes the skin and provides resistance against the dark circle developing factors. Apply once a day marks promising results.
Cucumber is a natural antioxidant stimulant that reduces the swelling and heals the damage. Rich in folic acids and Vitamin C, cucumber can help fight free radical and stimulate new collagen growth.
Almond oil is the most abundant source of vitamin E. Honey and olive oil can be mixed with almond oil to improve your skin health and make your skin look younger.
Honey strengthens the skin layers, nullifies the damage caused by free radicles, and prevents the degradation of collagen. Apply a spoonful of thin paste and leave for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
Aesthetic Treatments for Dark Eye Circles
Professional aesthetic treatments are also available to treat dark eye circles. The non-surgical approaches are more effective relative to home remedies in achieving a fresher, natural look and have zero to minimal downtime.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers
As we age, there is volume loss of important fat pads and also bone loss around our eyes. These make our eyes look hollow with shadows. Dermal fillers are excellent in recontouring, reducing tear trough lines, and also replacing volume loss around our cheeks and eyes.
Fine lines and wrinkles under and around the eyes make our eyes look old, dark, and tired. Anti-wrinkle injections with Botox are commonly done with fillers to address these causes of dark eye circles.
Skin restorative treatments like Rejuran Healer or Rejuran-I targets and improves the eyelids, making the skin around the area younger and brighter.
Lasers like the Fotona SPDynamis and ProYellow Laser can help target pigmentation and even reduce spider veins on the eyelids.
Procedures like HIFU Eyes and 4D Fotona Laser lift help thicken and strengthen the skin, firming the skin around the eyes and reduces eye bags and dark eye circles in the process.
Cream that contain Vitamin C, retinoids, or growth factors can be beneficial up to a certain extent. They help by strengthening and tightening the skin, reducing fine lines and making blood vessels less prominent.
At The Ogee Clinic, we believe in providing the most appropriate treatment that works just for you.
Benefits of Dark Eye Circles Treatment
- Improve eyelid-to-cheektransition by improving cheek volume
- Reduce appearanceof tear trough line
- Reduce surfaceof pigmentation on eyelids
- Lessen eyebag appearance to reduce shadowing on lower eyelid region
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
For dermal fillers procedures to treat dark eye circles, Dr Heng uses a micro cannula, which is a blunt needle, to perform the procedure. This ensures that delicate structures around the eye will not be damaged, and reduce the risk to surrounding tissue.
Nowadays, the dermal fillers that are used to treat dark eye circle are infused with an anesthetic solution. The procedure is also done with small micro cannulas, and patients generally feel little to no discomfort.
Almost all patients can return back to their usual daily activities immediately after the procedure. Some slight redness and swelling if occur, may last about an hour.
An improved result can be seen just after treatment, and it continues to improve over the next few days.
Dark eye circles is a complex aesthetic condition. It is commonly caused by multiple factors. By using a combination treatment approach, we are effectively dealing with three major components of the problem: loss of volume, skin aging, and vascular congestion. This allows us to create better and more comprehensive treatment results.
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