Darks circle under the eyes are dark skin blemishes or skin discoloration underneath the eyes. Dark circles are most common in adulthood, often affecting both men and women, though occasionally children can also develop dark circles.
Treatments for Dark Circles Under Eyes
The method chosen for improving the appearance of dark circle under eyes will generally depend on the type and characteristics of your unique condition.
A variety of natural creams for dark circles under eyes are widely available, but it is important that you consult a skin care specialist before trying to use these creams at home because your condition may be more complex than expected. Unfortunately, most of our patients with dark circles are those who have had disappointing experiences with home remedies. Some found that the remedies simply didn’t work; and others found that their symptoms actually worsened. If you have failed with a variety of dark circle under eyes products or treatments, perhaps it is time to consider a more effective dermatological method, such as IPL, Platelet Rich Plasma, Hydrafacial, Microneedling, and IPL Lasers.
Here at Beauty Bar Medical Clinic Los Angeles, we understand how you feel about the tired, unhealthy appearance of dark circles. We use IPL lasers in conjunction with light therapy and Medical grade skin care products, such as the Skinceuticals family of products, to safely and effectively minimize the appearance of dark circles for all skin types. Our medical staff will assess your conditions to ensure the right approach is carried out for your specific needs.
Causes of Dark Circle Under Eyes
Dark circles under the eyes are most commonly contributed to lack of sleep or poor quality of sleep. However, dark circles can be caused by many other conditions:
- Medical Conditions – Dark circles under eyes may be related to diseases, disorders and many other medical conditions including: allergies, liver diseases, asthma, eczema, anemia, dehydration, malnutrition, and periorbital, etc.
- Injuries or Trauma – Dark circles under eyes can also arise from bruises, injuries, surgeries or trauma around the eyes.
- Heredity – Dark under eye circles are more commonly found in individuals who have a previous family history of the condition.
- Lifestyle and General Factors – In addition to insomnia or poor sleep quality, the following factors may also contribute to the discoloration of the skin around the eyes: fatigue, stress, alcohol, smoking, medication, aging and sun exposure, etc.