Dark Eye Circle

Dark circle is a common skin concern that brings tiredness to one’s face.

Yet, this skin concern can be brought about by congenital genes or acquired hyperpigmentation.  Therefore some dark circles are inborn. These sufferers of born-with dark circles tend to have darker skin around the eye contour.

Since there is denser melanin around the eye than other body parts, sun exposure is one of the key factors that cause an acquired dark circle. Like other parts of the human body, the skin around the eye ages over time, with hyperpigmentation and collagen loss. Collagen loss creates tear through and further intensify the shadow under the eye, making the dark circle even more obvious.

Nevertheless, lifestyle and habits affect the blood circulation under the eye. Fatigue and insufficient sleep may increase the time of blood congestion under the eye and lead to a darkened appearance.

It is important to clarify the causes of one’s dark circle by the doctor before adopting any treatments.  It is recommended to keep eye-lids moisturized, sun-protected, relieve eye fatigue, promote collagen growth around the eye area, and strengthen elastic fibers to improve aging skin problems around the eyes such as dark circles, eye bags, and crow’s feet.

Treatment of dark circle may be improved by:

Injection of hyaluronic acid into the areas around the eyes helps to reduce shadows that cause dark eye circle and to stimulate collagen production, resulting in brighten up the under-eye area.

Laser treatments vary in effectiveness depending on the type of dark circle being treated.  Vascular dark circles are due to poor circulation of the blood and lymphatic liquid around the eye.  Pigmented dark circles are the result of the overproduction of melanin.  The ablative laser helps to improve the dark circle by stimulating collagen growth while the non-ablative laser address pigmentation issues.

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