What are Dark Circles?

Dark circles can make you look tired, fatigued and unhealthful. This condition affects people of all ages and genders and can be triggered by a variety of issues. The tissue in this area is very delicate and should be treated only by an expert physician to avoid complications.

What Causes Dark Circles?

Possible causes of dark circles due to aging include subsequent volume loss as well as thinning under eye skin. Lifestyle considerations such as smoking, sun damage, caffeine, alcohol, lack of sleep, lack of hydration, and poor diet can cause dark circles. Additional causes may consist of melasma, allergies, heredity, medical conditions, nasal congestion, and venous congestion.

How Do You Treat Dark Circles?

Depending on the cause of your dark circles, there are highly effective treatments available. The key is to determine the ideal treatment for your condition to cure the cause of your dark circles and not just mask the symptom.

Remove or Conceal Hyperpigmentation With Concealers and Creams

If your dark circles are caused by discoloration of the skin, lightening creams such as hydroquinone can help improve this discoloration.To conceal hyperpigmentation, topical creams with skin brightening agents such as micronized metal that reflect light are helpful. This type of product will reduce the appearance of dark spots creating a more even skin color in the eye area. While over-the-counter eye creams are available, they seldom provide a lasting solution. However, these creams will temporarily reduce or conceal dark circles.

Restore Lost Volume with Hyaluronic Acid Fillers & Fat Injections

If your dark circles are caused by hollows under your eyes, you will have lost some volume and facial fat. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm or Belotero expertly injected in the lower eye hollows, or tear trough, will restore lost volume to this area. Hyaluronic acid fillers can last between 6-9 months and possibly up to one year in this area. If you prefer a permanent filler, then a fat transfer would be an alternative solution.

Boost Skin Thickness and Laxity With Lasers

If your dark circles are caused by thinning, sagging skin, a fractional non-ablative or ablative laser treatment will boost collagen production to restore lost volume and increase skin laxity while dealing with any discoloration of the skin itself.

If you are looking to brighten up your eyes and eliminate dark circles, we invite you to Elk Grove Medical Spa for your complimentary consultation to determine the cause and ideal treatment for your dark circles. We’d love to hear from you! Give us a call at 916-245-2665.