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dark circles

 

What causes dark circles under eyes?

Dark circles appear under the eyes for many reasons and may simply be a genetic condition. 'Periorbital hyperchromia' – is a technical name that refers to the area around the eye socket caused by excessive pigmentation and is one of the most common reasons for circles under the eyes seen in all ages.

Other people have the appearance of dark circles just due to their anatomy and the shape of the structures around the eyes. In certain lights shadows are cast in any hollows and under any protruding eyelids or eyebags which make the area look dark.

Other causes include:

 

What can be done to improve dark circles?


To improve dark circles you first need to understand the cause.

Some times using the right coloured concealer applied in the right way can make a massive difference. If you struggle to do this it is worth booking in with a reputable makeup artist who can teach you how to do it more effectively.

Sometimes drinking more water or applying a B5 serum for hydration is all that is needed.

 

Treatments to be considered include:

 

Treatments to reduce pigmentation:

Topical treatments can be applied to gently lighten the skin and an SPF can be applied to prevent further pigmentation for any sun exposure.

Dermaquest Eyebrite is very popular for this, as is ZO Hydrafirm™ Eye Brightening Repair Crème. An eye SPF is also recommended to prevent further pigmentation caused by sun exposure.

Redermalisation:
Xela Rederm is a Redermalization
treatment made by Hyalual® Institute. This injectable treatment introduces hyaluronic acid and succinate into your skin cells and provides a powerful visual anti-age effect and reduces pigmentation. 2-3 sessions are usualy required 2 weeks apart. View more about this treatment and view some before and after images here.

RRS® Mesotherapy:

RRS Mesotherapy is a prescription-only injectable treatment designed to improve skin quality by plumping and lifting the skin and boosting collagen. It is also used to treat pigmentation, dark circles and fine lines under the eyes which can enhance your other treatments. Usually the result can be seen after two treatments but it may be necessary to do 4 to 6 treatments in the same amount of weeks. View more about this treatment and view some before and after images here.

 

Treatments to improve skin texture

Improving the skin texture and stimulating increased collagen helps obscure the vessels under the skin that create the appearance of dark circles.

Topical treatments can be applied to stimulate collagen our most popular products for this are Dermaquest Peptide Eye Firming Serum, Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Cream or Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Gel and NeoStrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy.

Collagen Stimulation

Collagen Stimulation using Radiofrequency technology can also be effective using the Endymed 3d deep or Therrmaclinic these treatments are relaxing and non invasive with no downtime but a course of 6 is required every 1- 2 weeks. Ultraformer Hifu is a little bit more painfull and invasive but only one treatment is required for similar reults.

PRP Treatment

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is one of the latest anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation procedures available and has the power to trigger your body’s own tissue regeneration potential. PRP is a naturally occurring component of your own blood. It encourages skin rejuvenation by stimulating the growth of your own collagen and improving blood supply to tissue and can greatly improve skin tone and texture whilst also reducing fine lines and wrinkles, all by stimulating your body’s own regeneration systems. is an injectable treatment that can be used for the under eye area and the upper eyelid. It stimulates your own collagen and elastin and regeneration of new healthy skin tissue for gradual, natural and real results that improve in the 2-3 months following a single treatment.Two to three treatments, 2-3 months apart are recommended for most people for significant results.

Redermalisation:
Xela Rederm is a Redermalization
is an injectable treatment that introduces hyaluronic acid and succinate into your skin cells and provides a powerful collagen stimulation effect and also reduces pigmentation. 2-3 sessions are usualy required 2 weeks apart. View more about this treatment and view some before and after images here.

RRS® Mesotherapy:

RRS Mesotherapy is a prescription-only injectable treatment designed to improve skin quality by plumping and lifting the skin and boosting collagen. It is also used to treat pigmentation, dark circles and fine lines under the eyes which can enhance your other treatments. Usually the result can be seen after two treatments but it may be necessary to do 4 to 6 treatments in the same amount of weeks. View more about this treatment and view some before and after images here.

PRP with Redermalasation 
In 2016, a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology looked at varying degrees of facial ageing signs in 94 female patients, who were treated with PRP and Rederm. Compared to the baseline, the PRP and rederm injections in combination provided clinically visible improvement on skin.

 

Treatments to improve tear troughs

Tear Troughs develop due to the weakening of the ligaments of the lower eyelid, and a loss of soft tissue volume in the cheek area. The bony area under the eyelid becomes accentuated and this can also lead to the appearance of lower eyelid fat pockets (eye bags) and both of these changes can lead to a dark shadow or hollow beneath the eyes and can cause a tired appearance.

Tear troughs can be treated with the following:

Dermal Fillers :
At Cheshire Lasers we use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers which are slowly broken down and in most patients results can last around a year. Sometimes a top up procedure is required to achieve best results.  

Depending on your anatomy and your medical practitioners preference they may use Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero or Teosyal Redensity 2 a filler designed especialy for the tear trough area.


PRP Treatment

PRP treatments for the under eye and the upper eyelid lead to stimulation of your own collagen and elastin and regeneration of new healthy skin tissue for gradual, natural and real results that improve in the 2-3 months following a single treatment. Two to three treatments, 2-3 months apart are recommended for most people for significant results. It is important to bear in mind that PRP injection treatments below the skin in the under-eye area will not have the immediate and final results of a dermal filler treatment because the volume added by PRP injection is resorbed by your body within 2-3 days, gradual tissue regeneration begins within days and continues for months, you see the final results 3-4 months after each treatment. The PRP treatment lead to improvement in fine lines, texture, loose skin, loss of volume, deep wrinkles and some pigmentation.

Other things to consider;

RRS® Mesotherapy

Xela Redermalization

 

Treatments to improve eye bags

In most cases the best treatment for eye bags is surgery the treatments we have mentioned above can help, but are not as effective as surgery and will not last as long.

 

What can I do at home to enhance my results 

 

The skin in the periorbital area is the thinnest of the face, which makes blood vessels underneath visible and creates a darkened reflection. Investing in an Eye Cream: that includes Retinol, Peptides, Caffeine, and Antioxidants is key. Retinol works by exfoliating dead skin cell leading to collagen production. Peptides applied topically send “signals” to through the skin to prompt the formation of new collagen. Caffeine constricts blood vessels which will reduce puffiness and redness. Antioxidant (ex: Vitamin C or Green tea) offer powerful protection from the sun and also brighten the skin.

Please contact us if you require more information about some of our medical grade products to help the eye area.

 

 

 

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