Harsh sun exposure, tiring work lives and stress can take a heavy toll on our bodies. This stress reflects most in our facial skin and often can result in deep bags, and dark circles under the eyes. Dark circles under the eyes give your face a sunken and tired look and can add several years to your age if left untreated. Dark circle treatment can succeed in lightening the skin under the eyes, reducing the puffiness, and smoothening out the skin.
Dark circle treatment can target the dark pigmentation on the face by either replenishing the skin under the eyes, injecting fillers, or autologous materials into the hollowed skin or topically lightening pigment in the skin. The following dark circle treatments can be used in order to improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes:
- Topical treatment – Ointments containing bleaching agents such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, vitamin C etc can be applied onto the dark pigmentation on the face to reduce the intensity of the dark circles.
- Intense pulsed light therapy- Dark circle treatment involving intense pulsed light therapy involves targeting the dark pigmentation on the face with directed pulses of light in order to bleach out the blood vessels that may be visible in the delicate under eye skin.
- Skin resurfacing – The use of skin resurfacing treatments such as CO2 laser and chemical peels for dark circle treatment relies on the resulting stimulation of fibroblasts within the skin to produce new collagen, thereby renewing the skin and improving skin quality.
- Fillers – In the case of excessive thinning of the skin under the eye leading to dark circles, dark circle treatment can involve the injection of fillers such as hyaluronic acid and autologous fat to increase volume and add plumpness to the skin below the eyes.
Dark pigmentation of the face and dark circles under the eyes can be a distressing condition. However, upon consulting a good dermatologist, several treatment options may be available to you that can help you in improving the appearance of your under-eye area considerably. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a highly sought-after dermatologist who practices in Mumbai, and can definitely provide you the best dark circle treatment suited to your specific needs.