Dark circles and eye bags are common in both men and women. The two conditions often go hand in hand, resulting in a permanently tired look. They can also make you appear older, causing you to become a lot more self-conscious.
What causes dark circles under the eyes?
Dark circles under the eye are especially common in those who are older, with darker skin, and it can be caused by genetics. It can also be down to fatigue if you aren’t getting enough sleep.
When you don’t get enough sleep, fluid can start to develop under the eyes, causing a puffy appearance. The darkness you see in these cases is often caused by the shadow of the puffy eyelids.
As you get older, the skin thins under the eye and hyperpigmentation becomes more noticeable.
What causes eye bags to develop?
Ageing is the most common cause of eye bags. The skin around the eyes loses collagen and padding. In turn, this causes the skin to sag, especially around the eye area where the skin is naturally thinner. The orbital septum which is the thin membrane supporting the fat pad under the eye, weakens as we get older, causing the fat to bulge. They can also develop due to fluid retention, thyroid disease, and smoking.
Determine the cause of your dark circles and eye bags is going to be key to treating them. There are some great effective treatments on hand to eliminate dark circles and bags, giving you back a more youthful look.
ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: Blepharoplasty, Dermal Fillers
TREATMENT OPTION: DERMAL FILLERS
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Dermal fillers are an exciting anti-ageing treatment which can help to restore our skin and facial contours to their former youthful appearance, or enhance/ plump particular areas to be more aesthetically pleasing. This treatment is often used in the lips, cheeks, chin, nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), and can also rejuvenate the eye area.
TREATMENT OPTION: BLEPHAROPLASTY
Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove fat usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or a brow lift.Discover our blepharoplasty procedures