What Causes Under-Eye Circles, and How Do You Treat Them?
Sometimes, a good night’s sleep is just not enough to get rid of under-eye dark circles. Most people associate dark under-eye circles with the lack of sleep or exhaustion, even though that’s not always the primary reason. If you’re suffering from the persistent appearance of dark under-eye circles, you need to consider its potential root cause to identify the optimal treatment option. This article describes what causes under-eye circles and how you can treat them.
What causes under-eye circles?
The occasional appearance of under-eye circles can be attributed to the lack of sleep. However, if you have persistent under-eye circles, even when you’re well-rested, there might be another underlying cause. The following are the most common underlying causes of under-eye circles:
- Genetic predisposition to under-eye circles
- Excessive sun exposure
- Hyperpigmentation in the under-eyes region
- Loss of volume around the eyes due to age
- The excessively thin skin around the eyes
How do you treat under-eye circles?
Treatment Option #1: Fractionated CO2 Laser
Fractionated CO2 lasers, such as the Madonna Lift, removes microscopic layers of the old and damaged skin tissues and encourages your body to produce new skin cells and collagen fibers. The new skin cells replace the old and damaged skin cells, giving the under-eye region a brighter appearance.
Furthermore, the enhanced collagen fibers make your under-eye region look more voluminous, which, in turn, addresses the sunken appearance of dark under-eye circles. The Madonna lift also uses fractionated CO2 lasers to smoothen the wrinkles in the under-eye region, making you look significantly younger and more alert.
- Treatment Option #2: Under-Eye Fillers
The loss of volume is one of the leading causes of under-eye circles or dark circles. Over time, the gradual loss of volume and collagen fibers from the under-eye region enhances the hollows under your eyes, making them appear sunken and dark. Furthermore, sunken skin also makes the underlying blood vessels add to the discoloration, making your under-eyes look even darker.
Under-eye injectable fillers. Such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero, add volume to the region under the eyes, lifting your skin away from the underlying blood vessels. Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero are hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that instantly restore lost volume in the form of hyaluronic acid.
- Treatment Option #3: PicoSure Laser Treatment
PicoSure laser treatment is suitable for individuals with under-eye dark circles caused by the overproduction of melanin. The PicoSure laser reduces melanin production to brighten the surrounding skin tissues and makes your body produce collagen and elastin fibers, enhancing the under-eye volume. Melanin regulation and collagen production treat the under-eye circles.
Schedule your under-eye treatment today.
JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York provides some of the best non-surgical treatments for under-eye circles. We carefully examine your under-eye circles to diagnose their root cause and recommend the ideal treatments for your unique concerns. For more information on your under-eye circle treatment, please schedule your consultation today.