ACNE SCARS. TYPES. TREATMENT
Do you wake up and notice those dark circles under your eyes every day?
It’s not ideal to wake up like that every morning.
And you don’t actually prefer that, do you?
Be honest with yourself.
Rather it’s just demotivating for the rest of the day.
How about we discover answers to all your questions here.
So that you don’t feel nervous about it on a date, or underconfident before a meeting or an interview.
To find out the best treatment option, you need to know its cause.
Opulence Dermatology & Aesthetics will help you know these causes so you can deal with them once and for all.
You might only know sleep deprivation and tiredness as the causes of dark circles.
But there is more to it.
And we will be discussing that in a short while.
We will also throw some light on the treatments for these causes.
So you know what exactly to expect from your dark circles and how they are cured.
Table of Contents
- What are Dark Circles?
- Causes of Dark Circles
- Treatments of Dark Circles
- A Word from Opulence Dermatology & Aesthetics…
What are Dark Circles?
Yes, we know that you look at them every morning so you must know what they are.
But we’re going to study them in a little detail here.
Dark circles under the eyes, also known as periorbital dark circles are may appear purple, blue, dark brown, or black.
It depends on your skin color.
They may give your face an extremely tired look which you never wished for.
And that is why they must be treated.
An impact on your personal and professional outlook can be quite damaging.
Because confidence matters and you know that.
Hence, getting rid of dark circles can confirm to be good self-care for you.
Dark circles affect both men and women, but they are uncommon in children.
This is due to the appearance of dark circles with age, as well as skin thinning and collagen loss.
Although fatigue and stress are not the direct causes of dark circles, they do have a negative impact on your skin.
Which ultimately increases the likelihood of developing dark circles.
Changes in lifestyle can also contribute to the development of dark circles.
People with localized swelling or fluid imbalance issues may experience puffy eyelids, which can shadow the under-eye area and result in dark circles.
Dark circles can also be caused by genetic factors.
There are several such factors, let’s take a look at them.
Causes of Dark Circles
Understanding the causes is the first and foremost thing to break down the dark circles.
So let’s get right down to business.
Your skin becomes thinner as you grow older.
And your skin starts to lose volume naturally.
Fat and collagen, which keep your skin supple, may be reduced.
The dark blood vessels beneath your skin become more visible as a result of this, darkening the area beneath your eyes.
Staying up late at night is the new normal.
It might be due to work, stress, or talking to your lover but causes your eyes to look puffy.
And the next day you wake up, guess what, you have dark circles with a bonus of puffy eyes.
Your skin appears dull and paler if you don’t get enough sleep.
Under your skin, black tissues and blood vessels can begin to show.
And as a result, the fatigue is very evidently visible on your face as a reflection of your hectic sleep schedule.
As you have already been told our body has 70% of water.
It’s not true. It’s close but not true.
Water makes up about 60% of the human body.
So if you are dehydrated, the tissues start shrinking gradually.
Which includes delicate tissues under the eyes, leading to dark circles.
So if you are still young, try reevaluating your consumption of water and you don’t face a problem in the future.
Eyestrains not only affect your vision, but also the area around it.
The more screentime, the darker the dark circles.
Putting strain on your eyes can make your blood vessels swell up.
Which causes the skin around your eyes to darken.
Dark circles can be caused by allergic responses and eye dryness.
To fight off the intruder, your body releases histamines when you experience an allergic reaction.
Your immune system produces these histamines to get the allergy or ’allergen’ out of your body.
Itching, redness, and puffy eyes are just a few of the symptoms.
Blood vessels dilate and become more apparent beneath the skin as a result of histamines.
- Overexposure to sun
Sun exposure can cause your body to create an excess of melanin, the pigment that gives your skin color.
Too much sun, especially around your eyes, can darken pigmentation in the surrounding skin.
- Underlying medical condition
There are certain metabolism syndromes that lead to dark circles.
It is a less likely cause but could prove to be serious at further stages.
So be cautious of conditions like anemia, malabsorption syndromes, poor nutrition, vitamin deficiencies, hypothyroidism.
The development of dark circles under your eyes is also influenced by your family history.
It could be an inherited feature that manifests itself early in life.
The black rings arpond the eyes may brighten or darken over time.
Dark circles behind your eyes might also be caused by proneness to various medical diseases, such as thyroid illness.
These causes create a basis for treatments.
And that is how Opulence Dermatology & Aesthetics works.
By examining the cause thoroughly as a first step that leads to the cure.
Treatments of Dark Circles
There are various treatments divided into home and medical.
While home treatments are natural they take time to treat and you need to be patient with that.
And if you are looking for long term and quick treatments, medical treatments can prove to be effective for you.
- Cold compress
A cold compress can help to minimise puffiness and dark circles by reducing swelling and shrinking dilated blood vessels.
Wrap a clean towel around a couple ice cubes and place it over your eyes.
For the same effect, soak a washcloth with cold water and place it on the skin under your eyes for 20 minutes.
- Get sufficient sleep
Sleep deprivation may also contribute to the appearance of dark circles.
It can make your skin look pale, highlighting your dark circles.
- Stay hydrated
Make an effort to drink more water or just stay hydrated in general.
Other fluids, such as milk, tea, and juices, can also help you stay hydrated.
Consuming fruits and vegetables increases your fluid intake.
- Soak with tea bags
Caffeine and antioxidants in tea can aid to improve blood circulation, shorten blood vessels, and minimise liquid buildup beneath the skin.
Two black or green tea bags should be soaked in hot water for 5 minutes before being chilled for 15 to 20 minutes.
Apply the tea bags to your closed eyes for 10 to 20 minutes after they’ve cooled, then remove them and rinse your eyes with cool water.
- Eleveting the head
Have you ever wondered how you sleep matters too?
And it could lead to the creation of those big bags and dark circles under your eyes.
Use a few pillows to raise your head.
This may help to keep fluid from accumulating under your eyes, making them puffy and swollen.
- Chemical peels
It’s a surgical treatment in which light chemical agents are administered to the skin.
These chemical agents cause the top layer of the skin to peel away.
The new skin under the eyes that has emerged appears to be cleaner and smoother.
- Laser Treatment
The most effective treatment for dark circles has been found to be laser therapy.
There are two types of lasers: non-ablative and ablative lasers.
Dark circles have different intensity depending on the person.
A unique type of laser is better for specific types of dark circles, and the proper application of the laser by diagnosing your dark circles will yield the greatest results.
When the delicate skin around the eyes thins out and dark circles emerge, fillers are employed as a treatment option.
With the help of new fatty tissues, injections of hyaluronic acid gel into the area beneath the eyes make the face look younger and fresher.
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
PRP is a great treatment for treating dark circles and under-eye bags.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a non-invasive, natural approach for treating dark circles.
The doctor will draw blood from the patient and separate the plasma, which contains collagen and growth factors.
The plasma is infused into the under-eye area and acts as a personal restorative serum.
These are some of the most efficient treatments to get rid of dark circles.
You never know if you are suffering from any underlying cause and if you feel like your dark circles are getting worse, consult a dermatologist.
A Word from Opulece Dermatology & Aesthetics…
For a multitude of reasons, dark circles can affect people of all ages and ethnicities.
And we made you aware of these causes now it’s your turn to act on it.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle always contributes to better skin and no dark circles.
Which is directly related to your physical and mental peace so don’t hesitate and know what is best for you.
If you’re ready to act on it, book a call with us today.