Many of us will have experienced dark circles under our eyes at some point, and this can happen more often as we age or in periods when we are not getting enough sleep. We outline some treatment options you can consider for dark circles.
What are dark circles?
When you have dark circles, the area under the eye can appear shadowy and purple, brown or black rather than bright or a similar colour to the rest of your skin. It is a common occurrence, and can affect people of all ages, but can occur more often as we get older. There are things we can do to reduce the appearance of dark circles as we explore in this blog.
What causes dark circles under the eyes?
Lack of sleep
Irregular sleeping patterns and not getting the recommended 7-9 hours a night can have an impact on our skin and particularly the delicate skin under our eyes, causing it to appear darker.
Water is very important for your skin health so if you are not staying hydrated, this may exacerbate the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
As we get older, our face tends to lose volume which can make dark circles more pronounced. Furthermore, we have less collagen and elastin in our skin as we get older, which can make it thinner, particularly in the delicate area around the eyes, and therefore make us more prone to dark circles.
Some people are simply more prone to dark circles due to their genetic makeup, but there are still ways you can improve the appearance of your under-eye area if this is something you struggle with.
What are the treatment options for dark circles?
There are several treatment options that you can try for dark circles, and a clinician will be able to advise on the best approach for you during a consultation.
We’ve outlined some popular treatment options below.
BeautifEYE is a treatment designed specifically for the delicate eye area that targets signs of ageing, stress and fatigue that often appear as dark circles. You will first receive a gentle skin peel and then the Nano Soft pen pushes hyaluronic acid under the skin, nourishing it from the inside out.
HydraFacial Eye Perk
HydraFacial Eye Perk is a treatment that can be bolted onto a HydraFacial to help target the eye area. It gently exfoliates the delicate skin and refreshes with key ingredients – using a powerful, eye-replenishing serum which brightens, tones and firms the outer eye.
Hybrid eye treatments
The lovely Danielle from StyleNest recently visited our clinic to receive a bespoke eye treatment that combines BeautifEYE, LED light therapy and HydraFacial Eye Perk to target puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as loss of skin elasticity. You can read her full review to see how this treatment helped with under-eye circles!
With meso microneedling, you can hydrate the under-eye area and increase volume. A meso needling treatment also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin through the natural healing process, which is key to revitalising the skin under the eyes. Tiny needles push powerful vitamins and actives under the surface of the skin.
As we mentioned earlier, one of the main causes of dark circles under the eyes is a lack of a regular sleeping pattern, so getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night should help to keep the skin under the eyes healthier and brighter.
Creams and serums that target the eye area
There are also topical treatments that can help with dark circles under the eyes, such as creams and serums. We have a range of products available for your eyes that promote elasticity and firmness, build collagen, and reduce under-eye puffiness.
The best place to start if you are concerned about dark circles under your eyes is to book a personal consultation with one of our professional clinicians. They will be able to advise you on the best options for you!