Causes of Dark Circles
Tiredness is the most common cause of dark circles beneath the eyes. What appear to be dark circles under your eyes are sometimes only shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under your eyes that form as a natural part of ageing.
Other reasons for dark circles are:
- Hay fever
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Contact dermatitis
- Stress or depression
- Scratching or rubbing eyes
- Excess sun exposure
Treatments for dark circles
1) Laser treatment
Heat energy is used in laser treatments to evaporate the damaged cells. It is possible to target the darker pigment under the eyes. Laser therapy may cause new collagen synthesis in addition to lightening darker skin tones.
2) Chemical peels
Glycolic acid, retinoic acid, and hydroquinone are common examples. Other peels, which combines salicylic acid, lactic acid,or resorcinol, may also be recommended by the dermatologist.
A plastic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, or dermatologic surgeon can do a lower lid blepharoplasty to remove fat. The technique can reduce the shadow generated by your eyelid, making dark circles less noticeable.
A dermatologist or a plastic surgeon, can inject a hyaluronic acidbased dermal filler into the tissue under the eye. Fillers can help with dark circles caused by volume loss under the eyes.