Dark circles under the eyes are a very common concern and can be quite a difficult problem to treat. Dark Circles give the appearance of looking tired, stressed, aged and unwell. They can occur across a large range of ages, skin types, affect both men and women and tend to worsen as we get older.
The key to the successful treatment of Dark Circles under the eye is a proper assessment to work out the nature of the darkness and the causes. A medical history and examination is needed to determine hereditary factors, general medical health and any presence of sinus disease or allergies.
In particular, it is critical to determine if there is Wrinkling, Swelling, Pigmentation, Increased Vascularity and/or a Tear Trough Deformity.
Dark circles under the eyes are common due to a number of factors:
Often with Dark circles several factors are present in the same person.
Treatment depends on the nature of the Dark Circles and the main underlying causes.
Whatever the cause of Dark Circles under the eye there are some general things to remember that can help in managing and reducing the condition.
There are many products that make many unsubstantiated claims but certain things are known:
Various home remedies have been tried as soothing treatments to reduce under eye puffiness presumably through constriction of leaky blood vessels. Some of the most popular home remedies for dark circles are:
Before and after images are presented purely as a reference point of the results that can be achieved. Everyone is unique and outcomes will vary and realistic expectations need to be discussed on a case by case basis.
Got questions? Or ready to book in? Contact our experienced and friendly team to start your journey to healthy skin with us.