Dark circles

Specialty of Aesthetic medicine

What is dark circle treatment?

Dark circles (technically known as idiopathic cutaneous hyperchromia of the orbital region) refer to the darkest area under the eyes. They can be hereditary, caused by hyperpigmentation, shadows, allergies, asthma or eczema or be due to medication, fatigue, sadness, hormonal changes, age or nutritional deficiency.

Dark circle treatment is a highly effective and satisfactory technique to enhance this area of the face by correcting the bags under the eyes, which are sunken and defined dark circles that can give the face a dull and fatigued appearance.

Due to the delicate nature of the skin in this area, it is a complex though not painful treatment, although a local or topical anaesthetic can be applied to minimise any discomfort.

Why is it performed?

Dark circle treatment is suitable for men and women of all ages who wish to get rid of dark circles.

What does it involve?

Depending on the cause of their appearance, different techniques can be used to treat dark circles:

  • Hereditary dark circles: you can try to eliminate them using cosmetics (which don’t contain any exfoliating acid), but if this proves unsuccessful, then injections of hyaluronic acid can be tried. Depending on the person and the amount of product injected, the result will last for a greater or lesser amount of time, and a perfecting session can be performed once a year.
  • Dark circles due to hyperpigmentation: you can use depigmenting products to lighten the area.
  • Dark circles due to tiredness: you can use cosmetic creams that stimulate oxygenation of the area, which prevents blood coagulation and fluid retention. You will also need to adopt some good habits: have 8 hours sleep, remove your makeup well and cut down on alcohol, tobacco and caffeine.

How to prepare for it

No special prior preparation is necessary.

Post-treatment care

There are no specific indications.

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