Dark Circles

Dark Circles

What are Dark Circles?

They make you look tired, haggard and older than you actually are.

But, you don’t have to be sleep-deprived to have dark under-eye circles, they can happen to anyone.

What causes them?

Many of us have dark circles, but we tend to get them for different reasons. Some under-eye darkness is genetic and related to inherently thin skin. The thinner the skin is under the eye, the more pigmentation shows through. With aging there is also a loss of bony structure around the eye area, light cannot be reflected properly, casting a shadow under the eye. Additionally, sun exposure can aggravate under-eye darkness by boosting melanin production, as can allergies since they cause the veins to become congested and enlarged. A lack of sleep, as well as dehydration, can also emphasize dark under-eye circles, but nine times out of 10, sleep is not the culprit. 
 Physical and emotional stress, as well as smoking and drinking can also have an effect.  The good news is, a variety of treatments can minimize dark circles so they’re much less noticeable or disappear entirely.


*Hyaluronic acid filler will plump out this area so dark shadows become less conspicuous and make you look less tired .One treatment should last a year. From

*PRP Therapy, nicknamed the vampire treatment, is a great way to treat dark circles.  It entails having blood drawn from the arm, which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets. These are then injected into the area to stimulate the regeneration of skin cells and new collagen. Results are natural with no downtime. Results last 6-12 months when one top-up is required.

*Laser Resurfacing & Chemical Peels can reduce under-eye discoloration. A course of treatments, a month apart, recommended. From

*Lower eyelid surgery can have a dramatic effect Once the protruding fat bag is tightened or removed, there is no puffy area to create a shadow, helping to diminish the dark circles, From

Self Care

*The simplest approach is using a concealer. Avoid buying online, as you need to make sure you have a good colour match/

* Vitamin K, both internally and with topical products, is a good option since it strengthens and clots blood vessels to stop the pooling that causes the darkness.

*Excessive sun exposure intensifies dark circles, so always wear an SPF formulated for the eye area and always protect your eyes from the sun with sunglasses.

*Be gentle when cleansing around the eye area.  Don’t rub and never pull or tug at the skin around the eyes when applying makeup. Under-eye skin is among the thinnest on the body, so any trauma or irritation can cause skin inflammation.

* Take an antihistamine. Some people have darkness under the eyes due to allergies and a daily antihistamine will help soften the appearance.

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