Dark circles under the eyes are a common complaint of men and women of all ages. They can be caused by a stressful week or sleepless nights and are widely associated with being overtired. These dark circles under eyes can actually go far beyond tiredness and are often an indicator of poor nutrition, increasing stress levels and exhaustion.
One of the leading causes of dark circles under eyes isn’t actually tiredness as many people think, but it is hyperpigmentation caused by genetics and environmental factors such as smoking and sun exposure. Dark circles under the eyes are usually a result of the veins below showing through and appearing dark. This can be more prominent in those with thinner skin due to genetics or dilated veins due to allergies or congestion. Loss of collagen in the face caused by ageing and sun damage also leads to the eyes looking sunken and darker.
Dark Circles Under Eyes Treatments At Hans Place Practice
Those suffering from dark circles are often self-conscious about their appearance. There are a few treatment options available that can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles under eyes. At Hans Place Practice, we recommend a full skincare assessment to determine which treatment option is going to be best.
If dark circles under eyes are a result of a reduction in collagen in the area and thinning skin, then dermal fillers can help. Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment which involves a clear gel similar to hyaluronic acid being injected into the skin around the eyes. This works with the body to plump out the area and smooth the skin, reducing the appearance of dark circles under eyes.
Find out more about dermal fillers here.
Obagi skincare is a treatment programme that can only be prescribed by a cosmetic doctor and is used to treat a wide range of skin conditions, including dark circles under the eyes. It uses a combination of prescription and active ingredients to maximise the penetration into all skin layers. It works by encouraging new skin cells to emerge and by promoting even distribution of melanin to eliminate darker areas.