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Dark Eye Circle


Dark circles under the eyes, known scientifically as periorbital hyperpigmentation, are a prevalent condition that many people encounter and seek solutions for.

These dark circles can be influenced by a variety of factors and can affect individuals of all age, race, and sex.

Licensed professionals can provide insight and guidance on managing this condition. Consult with a licensed profession to determine the root cause of your dark eye circles and whether dark eye circle treatment is suitable.

What Are Dark Eye Circles?


Dark circles appear when the skin beneath the eyes looks darkened, which can be due to a variety of factors such as aging, genetics, allergies, lack of sleep, and dehydration. It is worth noting that these under-eye circles are usually not a symptom of a medical problem. While not typically a cause for concern, many individuals choose to lighten their appearance for cosmetic reasons.

Dark circles under the eyes can affect people of all ages, races, and sexes, with varying levels noticeable across all skin types. However, they are more common in certain groups of people, such as the elderly, those with a genetic predisposition, and individuals with darker skin tones.

What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?


One of the most common causes of dark circles under the eyes is aging. As individuals age, the skin beneath the eyes begins to loosen and thin out, causing the blood vessels underneath to become more visible. This can darken the appearance of the under-eye area. Hollowed areas, known as tear troughs, may also develop, increasing the appearance of puffy eyes.

Other possible causes of dark circles under the eyes include:

Some research suggests that under-eye circles can run in families.
Conditions such as eczema and contact dermatitis can cause blood vessels under the eyes to dilate and become more noticeable.
Rubbing Your Eyes
Rubbing or scratching your eyes can cause swelling and may break the blood vessels.

What Are The Dark Eye Circle Treatment Options?


Medical treatment options for dark circles under the eyes can be discussed after a comprehensive consultation. After a consultation at Beaute On Aesthetics, a personalized treatment plan can be developed to address dark circles under the eyes. The specific treatment plan depends on several factors, including the individual’s skin type, the underlying cause of the dark circles, and their overall health and lifestyle. Here are a few potential treatment options that may be considered:

  • Dermal Fillers: These are injectable treatments that can help to restore lost volume under the eyes. They can reduce the appearance of dark circles caused by thinning skin or fat loss in the under-eye area, which often occurs as a result of aging. Some fillers commonly used include hyaluronic acid, which are naturally occurring substances in the skin.
  • Laser Treatments: Laser treatments can be an effective way to improve the appearance of dark circles, particularly if they are caused by hyperpigmentation. Lasers work by either removing the top layers of skin to reveal fresher, lighter skin underneath or by targeting the underlying blood vessels that can contribute to the dark coloration.
  • Other Approaches: Depending on the individual’s specific needs, other treatment approaches may be considered.

It’s important to note that while these treatments can be effective, they are not a one-size-fits-all solution. What works best will depend on the individual’s specific circumstances and the underlying causes of their dark circles. It’s always advised to seek professional guidance before deciding on any treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dark circles under your eyes?
Dark circles under your eyes mean the area of skin below your eyes looks darkened. This area may appear as shades of blue, purple, brown or black, depending on your natural skin color. Dark circles under your eyes may make you look tired or older than you are. Dark under-eye circles have many possible causes. But they’re usually not a symptom of a medical problem. Dark circles under your eyes typically aren’t a cause for concern. But you may want to lighten the appearance of your under-eye circles for cosmetic reasons.
Who do dark circles under the eyes affect?
Dark circles under the eyes affect people of all ages, races and sexes. All skin types can show varying levels of dark circles too. Dark circles under the eyes are more common in certain groups of people, though. These groups include: Elderly people. People with a family history of dark circles under their eyes. People with darker skin tones.
What medical treatment options are available to treat dark circles under the eyes?
If you’re hoping to remove your dark circles fast and permanently, call your healthcare provider. They can let you know what treatment options are available for your skin condition. Medical treatment options for dark circles under your eyes may include: Topical creams and bleaching agents: Topical creams, such as vitamin C, and bleaching agents, such as hydroquinone, can help lighten the appearance of dark circles under your eyes. Chemical peels: Chemical peels use alpha-hydroxy acids to reduce the pigmentation under your eyes. Laser therapy: Laser procedures can help resurface and tighten your skin. Noninvasive laser options include pulsed dye and diode lasers. Tissue fillers: Injectable fillers such as hyaluronic acid gel can increase volume and help smooth out your skin. Eyelid surgery: In a procedure called blepharoplasty, excess fat and skin are removed from your eye area. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections: These injections can repair the skin around your eyes, speed of blood vessel growth and strengthen collagen and your skin.