Dark circles around the eyes are often synonymous with poor health, deficient sleep, inadequate nutrition and of course, inevitable ageing process. They can make one look older, tired and unattractive.
As someone has rightly said...
"DARKNESS AROUND HER EYES REFLECTS THE DARKNESS AROUND HER SOUL."
Such remarks often leave your confidence shaken and you are forced to reassess yourself for the cause of the dark eye circles and their treatment.
There are multiple causes of dark eye circles, namely - ageing, genetic causes, inadequate sleep, mental stress, hormonal changes, addiction to alcohol and smoking, sun exposure leading to inflammation and skin damage, nutritional deficiency e.g. anaemia and other lifestyle habits.
Theoretically speaking, the skin under your eyes is influenced by the underlying blood vessels, pigment in the skin, the thickness of the skin and the amount of fluid that accumulates in that area. The finely textured dermis/ epidermis has no oil glands, and is ultra susceptible to dark circles, rings or shadows. With aging, there is breakdown of collagen and fat cells disappear from below the lower eyelids, causing a hollow and sag in your skin.
Poor circulation may cause blood vessels low in oxygen to reflect blueish hue. Also veins and capillaries have blue colored blood, which when seen through thin skin, gives dark appearance to the skin.
Lifestyle changes can go a long way in prevention of dark eye circles, though once formed, they would not be enough to completely remove them. Let us discuss some of these here:
The treatment of dark eye circles is tricky, often require multiple combined treatments. Your doctor is the best guide to assess your skin and direct the treatment accordingly. An experienced aesthetic doctor will treat you from his vast past experience and help you manage your expectations around effectiveness of each treatment.
Dark eye circles once formed are actually difficult to get rid of promptly. These usually require multiple sittings of treatment and often multiple treatments together. Hence, you are required to have patience and not get disappointed only after the first session of your treatment.
Treatment comprises of combination of cosmetic treatments and healthy lifestyle changes. Let us look at some of the available treatment options -