What are dark eye circles?
Dark eye circles can be due to slumping or loss of our fat pads as we age. Over time, this may result in the appearance of a groove. Although commonly this volume loss alone can cause dark circles, some patients may also have pigmentation.
Lifestyle changes to make
Firstly, make sure you are drinking plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Sleep is when our body rests and repairs. Yous should aim to get 8 hours of sleep every night. A healthy diet is vital as vitamin C, vitamin K and iron deficiencies can lead to your eyes appearing sunken.
Secondly, a good skincare routine is vital in addressing concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, laxity and pigmentation under your eyes. The skin around your eye is thin therefore gentler eye creams can be helpful. We recommend creams with vitamin c, retinoids, niacinamide, kojic acid and azelaic acid.
Above all, the sun causes the most damage to our skin. Sunblock with SPF 50 is your best investment to protect these delicate areas. Good quality skin has better and lasting results from any skincare, treatment or procedure.
How can we treat dark eye circles?
Micro needling can help target fine lines, wrinkle, laxity and pigmentation by improving the blood circulation.
Platelet rich plasma
Also known as PRP or PRF (platelet rich fibrin) makes use of your own growth factors to address skin quality and pigmentation.
An injectable with amino acids and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin and restore the vibrancy, youthful glow and health of the skin.
Under eye hollowness due to volume loss can be treated with dermal fillers to achieve a fuller look. Results are immediate and natural. Added amino acids in Teoxane Redensity II also help brighten and lighten.