A. Removing dark circles under eyes can be tricky with so many contributing factors. It would be best to come in and have an assessment with our cosmetic patient consultant and determine if it is really pigmentation or because of lifestyle or genetic factors. Although it is unlikely that a darker appearance under the eyes can be eliminated completely it’s best to assess the eyes and face globally and determine where enhancements can be made. This will improve the overall look of the eye area resulting in a more refreshed, well rested appearance minimizing the look of dark circles under eyes.
- If the tear trough area has a hollowed appearance then it may be best to fill this area with a hyaluronic acid filler. The tear trough hollows are between the low eyelid and the upper cheek beside the nose. The angle of the trough may be too “sharp” casting shadows. Filler can soften this angle giving a rested look. The deeper middle cheek connected below contains ligaments that can create a depression when there is volume loss. Expertly placed dermal filler can instantly lift this area filling the hollow and minimizing the appearance of dark circles.
- Lighter toned skin can have darkness that looks to be a purple or blue tinge. This happens because the very thin skin shows through the veins and vascularity. Building up collagen density and strength, can be achieved with a series of injections of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the area. PRP helps to boost collagen and can thicken the skin making it less translucent. It won’t resolve this completely but it certainly can help. We recommend daily eye serums containing anti oxidants, and collagen boosting peptides to maintain the quality of the epidermis.
- Advanced lightening ingredients can be custom blended for this delicate skin area, by our expert skin care consults. Combined with other steps and modalities such as the BBL forever young Tite, protection and correction can be minimally invasive to brighten and lift pigmentation around the eye area.
- Laser resurfacing is an aggressive step to carefully tighten and renew eye lid skin. It is only performed by a doctor with the use of an ocular eye shield. There is multi week downtime and color normalization requiring time and patience, but the improvement in the quality of skin is remarkable.