Dark Circle Treatment
What are dark circles?
Dark circle treatments address the issue the skin beneath both eyes appearing darkened or taking on a blue-ish tint is called “dark circles”. Dark circle treatment can reduce or remove these circles.
What causes dark circles?
Dark circles have multiple causes:
- The thinning of the skin under the eyes makes blood vessels appear more visible
- Puffy and wrinkled eyes absorb and reflect light, forming a dark shadow underneath
- A lack of subcutaneous fat around the eyes can make the skin translucent and saggy
Additionally, dark circles can result from:
- Lack of sleep
- Over-exposure to sunlight
- Smoking / drinking
Dark Circle Treatment options
How to prevent dark circles?
- Avoiding smoking / nicotine and alcohol
- Increasing your water intake
- Consistent use of SPF50+
- Topical serums that contain active ingredients such as Tyrosinase Inhibitors
Treating dark circles:
Various options singularly or in combination include:
- EnLighten Pico Genesis
- Q-switch Nd:YAG 1064 nm fractional laser
- scarLet RF
- Azelaic acid
- Chemical peels
- Topical agents
The FDA approved Pico Genesis procedure targets dark circles/pigmentation under the eyes and increases uniformity in skin tone. Pico Genesis delivers ultrashort pulses delivering a photomechanical shock wave, not thermal energy, shattering the pigment and stimulates remodelling which results in lightening dark circles and pigmentation under the eyes for darker skin types.
Before & After
Birthmarks, which are unique skin markings or discolorations appearing at birth or shortly thereafter, exhibit variations in size, shape, color, and appearance. They can be categorized into two main types: vascular birthmarks and pigmented birthmarks.
Vascular birthmarks, resulting from irregular blood vessels, typically manifest as red, pink, or purple marks on the skin. Among these types, salmon patches (angel kisses) and hemangiomas are commonly observed. Salmon patches, flat and pink or red in appearance, tend to naturally fade by the age of 2. Hemangiomas, in contrast, are raised birthmarks with a bright red or purplish hue. While they may experience initial rapid growth, they gradually shrink and fade over time.
Pigmented birthmarks, caused by an excessive accumulation of pigment cells in the skin, encompass a range of colors from brown to black. Examples include café-au-lait spots, Mongolian spots, and congenital melanocytic nevi. Café-au-lait spots, characterized by light brown pigmentation, may increase in both quantity and size as individuals age. Mongolian spots present as bluish-gray patches commonly found on the lower back or buttocks, predominantly among individuals with darker skin tones. On the other hand, congenital melanocytic nevi manifest as dark brown birthmarks that can be present at birth or develop shortly thereafter. Notably, larger congenital melanocytic nevi carry a higher risk of potential skin cancer development.
Although the majority of birthmarks are harmless and do not require treatment, specific cases may warrant medical attention. If a birthmark causes discomfort, affects vision or breathing, or raises concerns about appearance, it is recommended to seek professional evaluation. Depending on the circumstances, treatment options such as laser therapy, medication, or surgical removal may be advised. It is crucial to consult with a healthcare provider for accurate evaluation and expert guidance regarding birthmarks.