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Dark Circles Under Eyes Treatments at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic
Having dark circles under your eyes often makes you look tired and stressed. The area under your eyes may look hollow and sunken, while the pigmentation of your skin will appear shadowy and dark when you have this condition. It can leave you looking fatigued, unhealthy or older than you actually are.
The causes of under-eye pigmentation are varied and often complex. However, although stress and lack of sleep can contribute to periorbital dark circles, genes play a major role. Dark circles under the eyes are caused by blood vessels appearing more prominently than in other areas of the face. This, as well as pitting (due to a loss of collagen as we age) can create a tired and aged look.
But dark circles may not actually be dark circles at all. The loss of supportive collagen and elastin in the under-eye area, and the presence of puffy eyelids can make this zone look sunken and depressed, causing shadows to form as well as hollows under the eyes.
Thankfully, a range of dark circle eye treatments exist to minimise dark circle symptoms while restoring volume and structure to dark, hollow under-eye areas. We can discuss the most suitable one for your needs at your initial consultation with us.
As an award-winning clinic, we are specialists in tear trough treatments and fillers for dark circles, as well as RF technology, lasers and Ultherapy to reduce dark eye bags and stimulate collagen renewal in the under-eye area.
Removing dark circles, puffy eyes and dark eye bags is a constant cosmetic battle that many of us face. But there are a number of methods that we can apply to eliminate or reduce the appearance of dark circles effectively. Fatigue and a lack of sleep is often a key cause of hyper-pigmentation under the eyes, so getting at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night can greatly assist. Applying almond oil and vitamin E and K to the surrounding eye area at night can also reduce under-eye darkness and puffiness thanks to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, such treatments may not work in all cases, which is where clinically proven treatments like Thermage Eyes and laser treatment can help.
When recommending the best treatment option, it is important for us to assess the under-eye area closely during a consultation so that we can analyse the skin quality and put forward a suitable treatment that will work. There are many options to consider, so seeking an assessment from one of our medically qualified practitioners can ensure that the approach will give you the best results.
Dermal Fillers for Dark Circles
Dermal fillers can quickly and effectively reduce dark circles while restoring volume to sunken under eye areas. Dr Tracy Mountford’s highly specialist tear trough treatment uses dermal fillers to reduce dark eye circles for a soft, natural correction so that patients look rested and revitalised.
Thermage Eyes for Dark Circles
Thermage Eyes is a clinically proven skin tightening and uplifting treatment that rejuvenates the appearance of dark circles while tightening and lifting loose or hollow skin under the eyes. Thermage® Eyes uses an advanced RF technology to reduce wrinkles and the puffy skin over hooded eyes that can cause dark circle shadows. Pelleve skin tightening is another RF treatment that works in a similar way to refresh and reduce dark circles.
Ultherapy for Dark Circles
Our award-winning Ultherapy skin tightening treatment targets the root causes of dark circles by lifting sagging or depressed skin under the eyes that causes them to look dark and shadowed. Ultherapy® stimulates the growth of new collagen to put structure and support back into the under-eye area, reducing the appearance of dark shadows in the process. The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is the No 1 Ultherapy Ultra Premier Treatment Provider for the UK and can help improve dark circles.
Laser Treatments for Dark Circles
Laser treatments work to address dark circles by stimulating the natural rejuvenation of your skin and reducing under-eye pigmentation. Our SmartXide DOT™CO2 laser system does this by using laser light beams to encourage skin renewal.
Dark circle creams and skincare treatments
High-quality Cosmeceutical creams and refreshing chemical peels are also effective at reducing dark circles when used regularly. We offer treatments from premium quality brands like Obagi and Jan Marini that are known for their higher concentrations of active ingredients and skin-stimulating anti-oxidants.
Microneedling for Dark Circles
Microneedling can also tackle dark circles by stimulating the under eye area to reheal itself. Following the treatment, collagen levels will rebuild in the eye area to replenish lost volume and reduce sagging and hollowed-out skin.
To find out more about our dark circles treatments, take a look at one of our blogs where we give you some important tips to help you get rid of dark circles and sunken eyes.If you would like to discuss your dark circle concerns with us please contact our clinics in London and Buckinghamshire!
*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.