Are dark circles distracting from the natural beauty of your eyes? Do you know what causes dark circles? These pesky marks can be hard to get rid of. At Vein & Body Specialists, we treat men and women who suffer from dark circles and puffy under-eye bags.
What Causes Dark Circles?
Dark circles are common in men and women. They appear under the lower eyelids and can often be paired with puffy bags. These distracting features make you appear tired and can be difficult to get rid of. Dark circles are most commonly found in the elderly, those who have a predisposition to periorbital hyperpigmentation, and those with darker skin tones. Non-white ethnic groups are prone to more pigmentation around the eyes and this increase can cause a higher chance of dark circles.
Do you know what the most common causes of dark circles are?
Oversleeping and under sleeping are both common causes of dark circles. Fatigue can hit your body when you don’t get enough sleep or when you oversleep. This lack of sleep can cause deprivation in your skin. This causes your skin to become pale and allows tissues to show dark blood vessels beneath your skin.
The natural aging process is a common cause of under-eye bags. As you age, your skin gets progressively thinner and you lose elasticity and collagen. When this occurs, blood vessels become more visible.
When you are exposed to prolonged staring at a TV or screen, you can strain your eyes. This strain can cause blood vessels around your eyes to grow and therefore increase the appearance of dark circles.
Allergic reactions can cause dark circles under your eyes. The eye dryness and allergic reaction to the allergen can dilate your blood vessels and make your dark circles more noticeable. Allergic reactions also often cause rubbing or itching near the eyes which can irritate your blood vessels.
Dehydration can often cause your eyes to look sunken in. This stems from a lack of hydration in your body. Your body responds to dehydration by making your eyes appear dull and sunken in close to the bone.
Overexposure to the Sun
Sun exposure increases the amount of melanin in your skin. Overexposure to the sun can darken the skin around your eyes and make your eyes appear sunken.
Genetics are largely related to dark circles. This familial trait can appear soon as early as childhood and can be hard to treat. The dark circles may worsen over time or disappear.
How Can Dark Circles be Treated?
There are many medical treatment options for dark circles, several of which are offered at medical spas. These treatments are designed to target the thin areas of the under eyes where dark circles appear. Some of the most common treatments include chemical peels, laser treatment, and dermal fillers and injectables. Chemical peels are used to reduce the pigmentation in the skin. Laser treatments can be used to resurface the skin and promote skin tightening. Dermal fillers and injectables can be injected into areas near the eyes where the skin appears to be sunken in.
Are you ready to say goodbye to your dark circles? Contact us at Vein & Body Specialists to get started on your dark circle treatment. We are happy to help both men and women regain their confidence and reduce the look of dark circles.