Dark under eye circles can be caused by different things from heredity to allergies to poor sleep.
This is a common problem and are frequently described as "tired eyes." Although dark circles may be the result of facial aging, they can affect both men and women of all ages and have a variability of causes.
Dark eye circles and eye bags can leave you looking 10 years older.
Treatments include eye cream, intense pulsed light therapy, skin resurfacing and injectable fillers
Volume loss or fat in the cheeks
Thinning skin under eye
Bulging under eye fat
Lack of Sleep
Because there are different treatment for dark circles. It is important to find out the cause of the darkness before treatment. In some cases, a combination of treatments may be appropriate, especially if there are multiple factors causing your dark circles. Common procedures doctors recommend to get rid of dark circles include the following (from least invasive):
Skin lightening with topical bleaching agents may be recommended by your dermatologist to reduce dark circles caused by hyperpigmentation from melasma or sun damage. Creams which contains hydroquinone, are often recommended, as are products that contain kojic acid, Vitamins C and K, green tea, and licorice.
When blood vessels are visible as dark purple or blue under eye circles, intense pulsed light therapy (IPL or Photo facial) may be suggested to reduce these dark circles.
Laser resurfacing and chemical peel may be used to help reduce dark circles by increasing collagen production, decreasing pigmentation problems, and improving overall skin quality. However, laser treatments and chemical peels are most effective when used as part of a combination approach in treating dark circles.
Injectable fillers containing hyaluronic acid are often used to correct dark circles created by thinning under eye skin or fat and tissue loss in the under eyes or upper cheeks. Restylane is a commonly recommended hyaluronic acid filler for restoring volume to the tear trough or upper cheek area.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are absorbed by the body within a few months to one year, so results are temporary. The only permanent filler typically recommended for the under eye area is a patient's own fat.