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Dark Circles: Causes And Treatments

June 13, 2018   443 views  

Dark Circles: Causes And Treatments

Nobody likes dark circles. Not just do they steal all the thunder from your eyes, they make you look older also.

Being bombarded with advice and suggestions for dark circles is the last thing you want. Dark circles don’t just make people think you are depressed or have cried yourself to sleep, they also make you feel bad about the way you look, affecting your confidence and morale.

We understand this and bring to you all that you should know about dark circles and its treatments. Read on further.

What causes dark circles?

Causes Dark Circles

Dark circles can be caused due to a variety of reasons. Despite what many think, fatigue is not one of them. Apart from alcohol and no sleep, a number of sickness can also be responsible for dark circles. A fair complexion and thin skin if often the cause of dark circles for many.

Some of the other common causes of dark circles include:

  • Heredity
  • Allergies
  • Sleeplessness
  • Eczema
  • Stress
  • Old age
  • Iron deficiency
  • Excessive smoking
  • Skin pigmentation abnormalities
  • Excessive exposure to the sun

While the above mentioned causes can be treated with medication, there are certain cases that cannot. It can be a sign of a serious medical condition. These dark circles can be a symptom of a variety of conditions like hypothyroidism and/or diseases of the liver.

What are the possible treatments?

We all are well aware of the home remedies for treating dark circles, from frozen tea bags to getting a really great sleep. But we aren’t really aware of the advanced medical or surgical corrections for dark circles, that could prove helpful for you. There are numerous procedures used to get rid of dark circles, the exact treatment that your doctor recommends will depend on what is the cause of your dark circles.  Read on to know about them.

  • Laser surgery:

Laser treatment is worth expense and risk for many people. This procedure for skin resurfacing has been around since the introduction of the Q-switch laser. The device was originally designed to treat damage caused by the sun and remove skin growths before they turned cancerous. It was soon found to be useful to treat dark circles as well. Laser treatments destroy the melanin that darkens the skin, it also encourages the formation of new collagen in the skin.

1. Co2 Laser resurfacing: Carbon dioxide (Co2) laser skin surfacing is an effective  treatment for dark circles and under eye puffiness. Dark circles can be corrected using laser resurfacing over multiple sessions spread across weeks.

2. Q-Switched Laser: the machine is used to give out a beam of energy at a specific wavelength which is absorbed by the affected skin. The pigmentation breaks off into smaller fragments and naturally clears away the blemishes.

  • Injections:

Filler injections are another option that conceal the melanin and blood vessels that discolour the skin around your eyes. These injections last for around six months only. These injections come with a risk of abnormal swelling and the possibility that you may be allergic to them. The swelling is a cause of worry more than you’d think it is, and can last for a long period due to the thinness of the skin around the eyes.There are chances that the filler injections can actually make the dark circles worse if not gotten done from a trusted place.

  • Topical bleaching cream and chemical peels:

The cosmetic surgeon may prescribe a topical bleaching cream or chemical peels to treat your condition, to begin with, rather than conclusively recommending surgery.

  • Professional Microdermabrasion:

It is a non surgical skin resurfacing treatment done by cosmetic surgeons.

  • Laser resurfacing treatment:

Short, concentrated pulsating beams of light are directed at the irregular patch of skin, precisely removing the skin layer by layer.

  • Intense-pulsed light treatment:

Intense pulsed light (IPL) or flash lamp therapy is a treatment that uses high intensity pulses of visible light to treat dark circles.

Treating Dark Circles

The key to avoid all these complications and side effects is to make informed decisions and consult with trusted reputed doctors. We at Cosmosure are sensitive towards your health condition and wish the best treatment for you so that you lead a life without barriers of pain and embarrassment.

About the clinic:

‘CosmoSure’ is a renowned medical and surgical cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Hyderabad, which is considered to be the meeting point for science & art. Established in the year 2015, CosmoSure, cosmetic surgery clinic has been one of the most preferred cosmetic clinic in Hyderabad. All the procedures at Cosmosure clinic are a blend of a skilled & artistic touch. Our specialists are trained with in-depth knowledge of aesthetic science and symmetry to help individuals to improve their skin health.