Dark circles, also known as periorbital hyperpigmentation, are a common cosmetic concern characterised by the appearance of dark, discoloured patches or circles beneath the eyes. These areas typically manifest as a result of thin and delicate skin in the under-eye region, which makes blood vessels and the underlying structures more visible. Dark circles can be a source of self-consciousness for many individuals and are often associated with fatigue, stress, or ageing. While they are usually not a serious medical condition, they can have a significant impact on one’s overall facial appearance and can make a person appear tired or older than they actually are.
Causes of Dark Circles
Genetics: Genetic predisposition can play a significant role in the development of dark circles. If your parents or other family members have dark circles, you may be more prone to them.
Ageing: As we age, the skin naturally becomes thinner and loses some of its collagen and fat. This can make blood vessels more visible and contribute to the appearance of dark circles.
Sleep Deprivation: A lack of sleep or poor sleep quality can lead to puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. The skin in this area can also appear paler, making blood vessels more prominent.
Allergies: Allergic reactions can cause inflammation and darkening of the under-eye area. Common allergens include pollen, pet dander, and certain foods.
Sun Exposure: Overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can lead to pigmentation changes in the skin, including the under-eye area.
Thinning Skin: The skin under the eyes is naturally thinner and more delicate, making it prone to discoloration.
Dehydration– The skin can look dull and pigmented due to dehydration or excessive rubbing of eyes also.
Lifestyle Factors– Excessive alcohol, smoking, and stress can all lead to dark circles.
Treatments for Dark Circles at Dr. Haror's Wellness
Topical Creams and Serums: Dr. Haror’s Wellness offers specialised creams and serums containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, caffeine, antioxidants and retinoids that can help improve the appearance of dark circles by hydrating the skin, reducing pigmentation, and promoting collagen production. These should be incorporated under the supervision of dermatologist.
Dermal Fillers: Injectable dermal fillers can be used to restore volume to the under-eye area, reducing the appearance of hollows and shadows. This treatment can provide a more refreshed and youthful look. This is minimally invasive treatment that yields immediate result which are long lasting.
Chemical Peels: Chemical peels can improve skin texture and tone, reducing the appearance of dark circles and other pigmentation issues by micro exfoliation. Successive session helps in improving results efficiently.
Laser Therapy: Advanced laser treatments, available at Dr. Haror’s Wellness, can target pigmentation concerns and stimulate collagen production, resulting in improved skin tone and texture.
Serum Infusion Therapies– Natural growth factors extracted from blood also helps in hydration and collagen production. It improves the condition by self healing process.
Boosters– Hydration boosters which are hyaluronic acids helps in hydrating the under eye area and improves fine lines. It reduces shadowing effect by improving the shallowness.
Medical-Grade Skincare: The clinic offers a selection of medical-grade skincare products tailored to address dark circles and overall skin health.
At Dr. Haror’s Wellness, we are committed to 360 degree improvement in the condition and hence we work on the causes to deliver long lasting and best results.