Do you often find that people seem to be always asking you if you are feeling tired? If so, chances are it is because they notice the dark circles under your eyes!
While dark eye circles generally do not pose any threat to your health or well-being, they can make you appear tired or even older than you actually are. For this reason, an increasing number of people are seeking ways to get rid of the dark circles under their eyes.
In this article, we explore some ways you can reduce or remove your dark eye circles.
Causes of dark eye circles
Before we get into how you can reduce the appearance of your dark eye circles, it is important to understand how they may develop.
Dark eye circles may affect anyone – both men and women. However, with that being said, they tend to be more common in older adults, individuals who are more prone to hyperpigmentation or have thin under-eye skin, and individuals who have a genetic predisposition to the condition. Fatigue and exhaustion may seem like the most common or well-known causes of dark eye circles, but they may also develop due to prolonged sun exposure, aging, genetics, allergies, dehydration, allergies, anemia and more.
Minimizing the appearance of dark eye circles on your own
1. Get enough shut-eye
Given how fast-paced modern society is, it is unsurprising that many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep or having low-quality sleep may aggravate dark eye circles. Thus, always try to get at least 8 hours of quality sleep per night. You may also try elevating your head when sleeping – this helps to reduce swelling and lessen the dark color under your eyes by allowing the blood to travel away from the head and face.
2. Apply a cold compress
To reduce the appearance of puffy and dark circles, a cold compress helps to minimize swelling by constricting dilated blood vessels. Apply a clean washcloth with a few ice cubes wrapped inside to your under eyes. Alternatively, you may also substitute the washcloth with cold tea bags. Antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties and can help relieve the stressed capillaries in your under-eye region, are a bonus benefit of many teas, especially green tea.
3. Give eye creams a try
Retinoid eye creams, which are usually sold at beauty stores, can also support collagen synthesis, and lessen the appearance of under-eye circles. These creams contain vitamin A, which can help lessen the amount of melanin in the skin (melanin is responsible for giving the skin its color). However, it is worth noting that creams containing retinoids are not suitable for everyone.
Get rid of dark eye circles for good with The Clifford Clinic
While the above 3 methods can certainly be helpful, they are not a surefire to reducing the appearance of dark eye circles. Instead, it may be much more helpful to opt for professional treatments, such as the ones offered at The Clifford Clinic.
For starters, laser treatments can be used on pigmented skin discoloration, particularly around the eyes, for an efficient and effective remedy. Moreover, the skin around the eyes can be treated with lasers to promote collagen formation. Thicker and plumper skin will help to conceal dark eye circles.
Our Q-Switch Laser treatment directs a beam of energy at a particular wavelength that is absorbed by pigments like age spots and freckles. These color pigments will then be broken down and naturally removed by the body. This treatment may also be used to treat a variety of skin issues, such as pigmentation, skin renewal, and acne scar treatment.
Pulsed-dye lasers are very useful for treating dark circles because they specifically target the capillaries and blood vessels. In our V-Beam Laser treatment, the laser operates by directing laser energy to the desired location while sparing the tissues around it. The congested blood vessels are then split apart by the laser’s heat energy so that your body can eliminate them. The results? A natural skin tone under the eyes!
If you are not a fan of laser treatments, you may consider our DERMA SPRING Eye Thread Lift. This minimally invasive and specially designed thread lift procedure utilizes Polydioxanone (PDO) threads to achieve immediate and long-lasting results, which makes it one of the most effective non-surgical treatments for dark eye circles. Using a blunt cannula, the threads are injected into the skin layers around the eyes during treatment. Two primary methods are used to create the lifting effect. First, by gently compressing the skin, the threads physically tighten and lift the treated region. Second, the threads use mechanotransduction to activate significant regenerating mechanisms in the skin. These procedures involve boosted collagen production and major growth factor synthesis, which renew the skin and produce cellular-level lifting and tightening benefits!
Bid farewell to looking dull, tired and older than you actually are by getting rid of your dark eye circles for good. Book an appointment with The Clifford Clinic today! Besides dark eye circle treatments, we also offer nose thread lift procedures and various treatments for adult acne in Singapore.