How To Get Rid of Dark Circles Under the Eyes

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Procedures and products to restore color improvement to the lower eyelids.

Dark circles under the eyes, often referred to as “bags” or “shadows,” are a common cosmetic concern that can detract from one’s appearance and make them appear tired or older than they actually are. While dark circles are typically harmless, they can be bothersome for many. There are many root causes to undereye circles such as:

  • Genetics: Some individuals inherit a predisposition to dark circles, with genetics playing a significant role in the thinness of the skin and the visibility of underlying blood vessels.
  • Thin skin: The skin under the eyes is thinner and more delicate than other areas of the face, making blood vessels appear more visible and contributing to the appearance of dark circles.
  • Volume loss: As we age, the fat pads under the eyes diminish, leading to hollowing and shadows that accentuate dark circles.
  • Lifestyle factors: Factors such as lack of sleep, dehydration, excessive sun exposure, smoking and dietary habits can exacerbate dark circles by weakening the skin and causing fluid retention.

At HausMD, we approach dark circles in a multifaceted way, incorporating several treatments to achieve the most effective, long-term result. We are fortunate to have many tools that can greatly improve under eye discoloration ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. These treatment options include:

Eye Creams

Topical treatments containing ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin K, retinol, caffeine and hyaluronic acid can help improve the appearance of dark circles by reducing pigmentation, increasing collagen production and promoting circulation. Our AM and PM Eye Creams are specifically formulated using hydrating and anti-aging ingredients to visibly plump the lower lids and reduce discoloration.

Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic-acid based dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm or RHA, can be injected under the eyes to fill hollows, soften shadows and camouflage dark circles. We also typically inject filler into the cheeks because this secondarily helps to correct lost volume to the lower lid. Fillers provide immediate results and can last for 8-10 months, depending on the product used.

PDO Threads

PDO (polydioxanone) threads are absorbable sutures that are inserted under the skin to lift and tighten sagging tissues. When strategically placed under the eyes, PDO threads can improve the appearance of dark circles by lifting and supporting the skin, reducing the depth of hollows, and stimulating collagen production.

Nanofat Transfer

Nanofat transfer involves harvesting a small amount of fat from the patient’s own body (usually from areas like the abdomen or thighs), processing it to isolate regenerative cells and growth factors, and then injecting it into the under-eye area. This helps to regenerate the tissue in this area which improves discoloration over time. The main benefit: results are permanent and only require a one-time treatment.

While dark circles under the eyes may seem impossible to correct, effective treatments are available to diminish their appearance and restore a refreshed, youthful look. Whether through targeted skincare regimens, minimally invasive procedures like nanofat transfer, dermal fillers or PDO threads, individuals can regain confidence in their appearance and say goodbye to under eye shadows. It’s essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine the most suitable treatment approach based on individual needs and goals. With the right strategy, banishing dark circles becomes a reality, unlocking a brighter, rejuvenated appearance!

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