Dark circles under the eye are common and causes frustration due to the perpetual look of tiredness and need to apply lots of concealers every day.
Factors resulting in dark circles:
- Hyperpigmentation of the skin around the eye.
- The hollowness in the area between the lower eyelid and cheek which is termed ‘tear trough deformity’. The cause In younger patients is predominantly genetic and for older patients, it is due to loss of fat under the skin through ageing.
The Causes of Dark Eye Circles
The most common cause is genetic. Other reasons are due to chronic irritation such as allergy, habitual rubbing, excessive sun exposure. A medical condition that causes dark eye circles would be thyroid and kidney diseases, metabolic imbalances and certain medications such as birth control pills.
What Are The Treatments for Dark Eye Circles?
Take note that since the genetic cause of dark eye circles is a chronic problem, maintenance treatments and treatment eye creams cannot be stopped or else the darkness will return.
1. Eye Creams
The clinic carries only medical-grade treatment creams that are safe for use on eyelids as well as effective for hyper-pigmentation as well as rejuvenation. Why medical grade? Because only such creams have the right quality ingredients to give results with safety.
2. Chemical Peels
Helps to lighten the skin as well as improve the texture. The only treatment that can be also treated the upper eyelid. Read more
3. Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
This is the ONLY solution for tear trough deformity as the problem is a loss of volume. Injecting filler in the hollowness results in:
- Filling out the volume lost resulting in looking fresh
- Lightening of dark circles
- Hydration of under-eye area
- Improvement of wrinkles due to the boost of collagen production.
- Can reduce the appearance of mild to moderate eye bags. Severe eyebags will require surgery.
What Are Fillers?
Dermal fillers used for the treatment of tear trough deformity are made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin, but with ageing, there is a reduction of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid when injected undertake skin in the tear trough depression, both volumizes the area of depression as well as gives hydration to the skin. there is an immediate lightening of the dark circle under the eye. Read more on Fillers
The Tear Trough Filler Procedure
Topical anaesthesia applied for 20 minutes
We use a filler specific for the eye which is Teosyal Redensity II filler.
4. Rejuran I (Eye)
Rejuran is a treatment that originated in Korea. It uses Polynucleotide (PN) which is an upgraded form of Polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN) to boost collagen production and rejuvenate skin naturally.
A diluted form of Rejuran is injected under the thin skin around the eyes. improving darkness under the eye. Significant reduction of Crow’s feet and wrinkles under the eye. The skin quality is improved with increased clarity
Rejuran I ( Eye) Procedure
Topical anaesthesia applied for 15 minutes
Rejuran product is injected under the skin below the eye using a cannula to ensure safety.
The procedure is quick about 15 minutes, is painless, some swelling for a few days.
3 sessions every 3-4 weeks are recommended to get the best results.
Improvement is seen after 4 weeks and continues to improve with time. Maintenance recommended every 3-6 months. Read more on Rejuran