Under Eye Circles

 Under Eye Cirles

Dark circles under the eyes are many times very distressing for patients because it makes them appear tired, sad or hung over. Usually these circles worsen with age and lack of sleep.

Treatment options for correcting dark circles include topical creams, gels and ointments. However, there is little evidence to support their effectiveness. The most important point before trying to correct dark circles under the eyes is ascertaining the underlying cause. There are many treatment options including topical creams, chemical peels, lasers and fillers.

Prescriptive medication includes topical bleaching agents, Hydroquinone) which causes destruction of melanocytes and Topical retinoic acid or Retin-A. Both these topical work well but one does not see improvement for at least 24 weeks.

Fat Transplantation can be helpful for patients who has thinning and translucent lower eyelid skin.

Another option besides fat transplantation is using fillers hyaluronic acid gel such as Restylane and Juvederm. These fillers work well last up to a year and yield great results improving dark eye circles.

Dark eye circles are a common problem that affects many people and can be quite cosmetically bothersome. The most important part in treating this problem is finding out and identifying the underlying problem. Only then can one approach the many different treatment modalities in a sensible and logical manner.

Our goal is to restore the eyes to their most natural beauty. Various procedures are performed at our practice.

Possible causes include excessive pigmentation, thin lower eyelid skin overlying the eye muscle, patients with allergies, and patients with very little eyelid fat thus showing the vascular plexus (blood vessels) in the underlying muscle creating dark circles. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest and most delicate, and the first area to show signs of aging such as wrinkles, crows’ feet and dark circle. As we age, the skin becomes thinner and more translucent, thus causing small reddish-blue blood vessels under the skin to peek through, creating dark under eye circles. The eye area has very little subcutaneous fat tissues and overtime, sunken, hollow look starts appearing. The slowdown in the production of the skin-firming proteins collagen and elastin causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear over time.

Our goal is to restore the eyes to their most natural beauty. Various procedures are performed at our practice.


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