Did you know that dark eye circles are not caused by a lack of sleep but by blood that pools in the vessels that lie close to the skin’s surface? They can also arise when fat bulges out: light cannot be reflected properly, casting a shadow under the eye. Additionally, sun exposure can aggravate dark eye circles by boosting melanin production, as can allergies since they cause the veins to become congested and enlarged. We have a few treatments for your tear troughs!
A lack of sleep, as well as dehydration, can emphasize dark under-eye circles, but nine times out of 10, sleep is not the culprit.
Preventing dark eye circles is not always easy but loading up on vitamin K has been shown to be a worthwhile option. Some under-eye darkness is genetic and related to inherently thin skin. The thinner the skin is under the eye, the more pigmentation and muscle shows through. Loading up on 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. Additionally, excessive sun exposure intensifies dark eye circles, so always wear an SPF formulated for the eye area and always protect your eyes from the sun with sunglasses.
So how do you rid dark circles?
If they are the result of loss of volume, hyaluronic acid fillers are a good way to counteract dark circles.
Would you consider lower eyelid surgery to help the appearance of dark circles?
Tear troughs, too can be easily treated with fillers, please note that Dr Young treats over 300 tear troughs a year. The peri-orbital region is very delicate, and expert anatomical knowledge is vital for this area. There is the technique, and then the product, these work with the vision of Dr Young, to get your best result.